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Anne Martin for OrthoVirginia
OrthoVirginia’s St. Mary’s Ortho On Call Celebrates 5 Years
Richmond, Va. (June, 2013): OrthoVirginia’s Ortho On Call clinic on the St. Mary’s campus observed their five year anniversary on May 8, 2013. Since opening the doors in 2008, the clinic has seen over 4,500 patient visits.
The St. Mary’s clinic offers after-hours orthopaedic treatment on a walk-in basis and provides a cost-effective alternative to emergency room visits for individuals with muscle and bone injuries and other non-life-threatening orthopaedic conditions requiring immediate care.
“We really serve two roles in the community: we provide immediate access for patients who can’t come during the day, and for patients who are injured in the evenings…athletes can get immediate help right off the field and into the clinic,” stated Dr. Julious P. “Jody” Smith III, M.D. “With three convenient after hours clinic locations in the Richmond area, we welcome patients who want a continuity of quality care, from injury through physical therapy at OrthoVirginia.”
The Ortho On Call Clinical Manager, Susan D. Kewer, PA-C says, “We are very proud of how we have grown in just five years. The immediate care we provide for our patients has resulted in a high satisfaction rate, with many repeat patients within the same family…and, we look forward into expanding into other Richmond area locations.”
The clinic is located on the St. Mary’s hospital campus (Medical Office Building West, 5899 Bremo Road, Richmond, VA 23226) and is open Monday through Friday 5:30 pm – 9 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am until noon.
OrthoVirginia is an independent group of highly trained and hospital/insurance company-credentialed orthopaedic physician specialists and qualified staff that provide comprehensive care to patients with any type of orthopaedic problem. OrthoVirginia operates 12 office locations throughout Central Virginia and employs more than 350 clinical, technical, paraprofessional, support and administrative personnel. For more information, visit www.orthovirginia.com/site.