In order to provide additional access for patients suffering from acute orthopaedic injuries, BOSS Orthopaedics has opened an after-hours orthopaedic urgent care clinic located at the practice’s Bluffton office at 4812 Bluffton Parkway.
Now open, the new “Ortho After Hours” urgent care clinic operates 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering immediate care for a wide range of injuries and issues including joint pain, back pain, fractures, dislocations, torn ligaments, sprains and sports injuries.
In addition, X-ray, MRI and physical therapy are available onsite. Walk-ins are accepted at the clinic, which will be staffed by John Dana, PA-C, a board-certified physician assistant with extensive experience in orthopaedic urgent care.
“The clinic is designed to provide faster access to care for patients who have an emergency or can’t get in during regular office hours,” said Dana. “In addition, by providing treatment after hours, we are able to ease the demand for same-day appointments during regular hours and, most importantly, decrease the need for ER visits.”
Dana, who retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Major after 20 years of service, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. He completed a U.S. Army Physician Assistant residency program specializing in orthopaedics at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and has vast experience in the evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries.
Dana joins board certified orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Mark Dean, Dr. Ralph Salzer, Dr. Scott Strohmeyer, Dr. Douglas Scott, Dr. Andrew Castro and Dr. Daniel Del Gaizo, along with board-certified Physician Assistants Emre Caglayan, James Langford and Paul Linnert at BOSS Orthopaedics.
Serving the Lowcountry for more than 35 years, the practice, formerly known as Beaufort Orthopaedic Sports & Spine, provides orthopaedic surgery and nonsurgical care for patients of all ages at three locations in Beaufort, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.
“We are pleased to be able to offer patients more access to our practice with evening hours in Bluffton,” said BOSS partner Dr. Dean. “We realize that patients often need orthopaedic evaluation and treatment after our normal clinic hours and that our patient’s work and school commitments can make scheduling doctor appointments during daytime hours a challenge.”
BOSS Orthopaedics accepts most insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-837-4320.