The Orthopedic Center
(410) 820-8226     (800) 464-8226

FAQ

After Hour Emergencies

How do I schedule an appointment?

What happens when I need a refill RX?

How can I get my disability forms filled out?

How do I request a copy of my medical record or X-ray?

What is a PA-C?

What is a DPT?

What is a PTA?

Where can I expect to have surgery?

What does fellowship trained mean?

 

After Hour Emergencies

EMERGENCIES

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

NON-EMERGENCIES

During normal business hours, please call our office at 410-820-8226. Depending on the nature of the problem, one of the physician assistants or clinical staff may speak with you to gather more information.

After normal business hours, please contact Memorial Hospital at 410-822-1000 and ask to have the on call doctor paged for The Orthopedic Center.

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How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are scheduled between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday and 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday by calling 410-820-8226 or 800-464-8226 press option #1. Our schedules fill up quickly, so please call as early as possible for the best selection of appointment times. If you are unable to keep an appointment, kindly notify us at least 24 hours in advance to avoid "no show fees" and allow us to offer the appointment to another patient in need of care.

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What happens when I need a RX refill?

To obtain a prescription refill, please call 410-820-8226 option # 2, then option # 1 and leave your name, spelling of your last name, your date of birth, your physician's name, name of the medication, the quantity of medication, the medication dose, pharmacy and the best phone number to call you. Please allow 48 hours for the refill request to be completed.

Prescription pick up - When you arrive at the front desk, you will be required to show picture identification. If someone other than yourself is picking up your prescription, they must have a signed note from you stating permission for them to pick up such, show their picture identification and sign our prescription pick up sheet.

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How do I get my disability forms filled out?

Disability forms may be given to your physician’s medical assistant during your appointment, dropped off at the front desk or mailed to The Orthopedic Center, "Attention Clinic" for completion. Forms may take 48 hours to complete.  There are costs associated with completing the forms.

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How do I request a copy of my medical record or x-ray?

You can download a printable version of The Orthopedic Center Release of Information Form from this website. Please use the x-ray release form when requesting copies of your x-ray.  There will be charges associated with all copies of x-rays. Complete the form, mail, fax (410-820-8405), or bring it to the office. Please allow 48 hours for requests to be completed.

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What is a PA-C?

The initials "PA-C" stand for Physician Assistant- Certified. To be certified they must complete 100 hours of Continuing Education (CEU) courses every 2 years and take a re-certification exam every six years. The Orthopedic Center proudly has 3 PA-C's to support the patients who seek care at our facilities. They are health care professionals who are licensed to practice medicine under a physician's supervision. Their responsibilities include diagnosing and treating injuries, conducting physical examinations, ordering and interpreting tests, assisting in surgery, and writing prescriptions. The relationship between the PA and the supervising doctor is one of mutual trust and respect that ensures our patients complete and personal care. They view each other as part of a medical team, both essential for the patient's welfare. The Orthopedic Center values the contribution that our PA's offer to both physicians and patients.

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What is a DPT?

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of a doctoral level professional (entry-level) or post-professional education program. The specific nomenclature "DPT" is not a substitute or alternative for the physical therapist clinical designator "PT" that can be used only as a licensed physical therapist when successfully passing a national licensure examination and meeting the state requirements in which you practice. The Orthopedic Center proudly has 2 DPT's. 

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What is a PTA?

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more. PTAs must complete a 2-year associate's degree and are licensed, certified, or registered in most states.The Orthopedic Center proudly has 2 PTA's.

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Where can I expect to have surgery?

Surgeries are scheduled at Memorial Hospital Easton and Queenstown Pavillion or Surgery Center of Easton depending upon the procedure that is performed and your health insurance requirements.

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What does fellowship trained mean?

To be considered ‘fellowship-trained,’ a physician must complete four years of medical school, five years of an orthopedic residency and one year of in-depth specialty training in one specific area that the physician will specialize, under the guidance of a top orthopedic specialist.

Fellowship-trained doctors are among the most knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in their particular area, meaning our patients are getting the best in specialty services.   

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