Athletes Make Fast-Track Out of the Emergency Department
Emergency Direct Assistance
As a top resource to athletes of all levels in our community – from professional and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors and active seniors – Weiss has a “fast-track” athletic injuries program in the emergency department.
Now recreational athletes that end up in the Weiss ED will receive the same concierge-level service that our team partners enjoy. Our streamlined process will help our local athletes have support and guidance for their plan of care.
How the new fast-track program works:
- When a patient presents to the Emergency Room with a sports-related injury, Dr. Nicholas Graff, Medical Director for the Weiss ED, will contact the orthopedic surgeon on call to discuss the case.
- For emergency cases, the on-call physician will come and treat the patient immediately.
- For injuries that require follow-up, the ED will contact Jerry Henley, LAT, ATC, Director of Sports Medicine. He will work directly with the patient to schedule a convenient appointment within 24-48 hours with an on-call physician.
- With this concierge-level service, patients will be able to see one of our experienced and renowned sports medicine specialists within 24-48 hours and have all their imaging completed during this timeframe as well.
Learn more about our Orthopedic services.
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