Orthopaedic Institute Opening Urgent Care Clinic
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky announced that its new Urgent Care Clinic will open September 4.
The clinic is staffed with Brad Hutchins, Certified Physician Assistant, and he is backed by all the Institute's board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeons. It offers patients immediate access to orthopaedic care without the typically long emergency room wait-time or large emergency room bill. Walk-in patients are welcome to this state-of-the-art clinic, which features on-site x-ray, physical therapy, and MRI. No appointment or referral is necessary.
The Urgent Care Clinic specializes in providing care for: sprains, strains, or possible broken bones; back, shoulder, knee, ankle, wrist, or any joint injury; cast and wound dressing; school and sports physicals; and lacerations and wound injuries.
“Now Western Kentucky patients can have access to excellent orthopaedic care at a moment’s notice, when they need it most,” said Brad Hutchins, PA-C. Brad Hutchins added that patients with traumatic injuries involving open fractures, bleeding wounds, head injuries, and uncontrollable bodily functions, should seek traditional emergency room care.
"This clinic will assist in keeping the emergency rooms in our communities efficient, assist greatly in decreasing the overall cost of healthcare to our community and is another step from this group of physicians to meet the promise they gave to western Kentucky three years ago." said Greg Thompson, CEO
The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky is the area’s only specialty orthopaedic urgent care clinic. The new Urgent Care Clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may visit the clinic at 4787 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah, or call 270-450-7098.