By Annette Brooks
Where do you go if you or a family member suffers a knee, ankle, shoulder, back, hip, wrist, or elbow injury, a fracture, or another orthopedic problem? Most of us head to the hospital emergency room (ER). Yet after the expensive initial assessment, orthopedic patients are then sent to an orthopedist for further diagnosis and treatment. Considering the current COVID-19 environment, now more than ever, it makes sense to look for ways to avoid area emergency rooms, especially for orthopedic injuries.
A Better Way to Access Orthopedic Care
Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) was created to provide accessible, streamlined orthopedic care when you need it, where you need it.
Open seven days a week, the DOC team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, pain management physicians, and specialty-trained physician assistants. They diagnose and treat orthopedic problems ranging from athletic to work-related injuries, breaks and compound fractures, back injuries, and a variety of ailments, including sprains, ligament injuries, tendonitis, and arthritis. And with established relationships in place with nearby surgery centers, they can perform emergency orthopedic surgery when required.
“We even see patients for routine services. For example, come see us if you’re going out of town and can’t get in to see your regular orthopedist for arthritis injection therapy before you leave,” says Founder and CEO Dr. David Hassinger.
Orthopedic Care The Way It Should Be
Expect shorter wait times at DOC, as well as much lower fees than the hospital ER. Walk-ins are accepted, though scheduling an appointment in advance can help reduce your overall visit time.
Guests and their family members are welcome to wait in the comfortable lobby for an appointment, or they can wait in their car and receive a text or call when ready to be seen.
Concierge Orthopedic Experience
- Open 7 days a week, no appointment needed
- Shorter visit time and lower cost compared to ERs
- Board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists available
- On-site digital X-ray and ultrasound
- All exam/treatment rooms are private
- Emergency surgery available if necessary
- Casting and DME (braces, splints, walking boots, and other durable medical equipment)
- Pediatric guests 10 and under receive an adorable DOC teddy bear
Direct Orthopedic Care is in-network with most all major private medical insurance, workers compensation insurance as well as Medicare and Tricare.
More Peace of Mind
Direct Orthopedic Care focuses solely on orthopedics and has stringent protocols in place to help protect their guests from disease and infection. With standard ERs handling everything, including patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, now more than ever, being seen at a DOC office just makes good, solid sense.
Patients Praise DOC
Below are just a few of the rave 5-star reviews DOC has received from happy guests.
“Just had surgery on my knee and they know their stuff. The staff in Frisco is top notch and their surgeon, Dr. Setayesh, was informative, caring, and very competent. You are in great hands with this organization.” – Victor R.
“Such a nice surprise to be able to walk in and get all orthopedic care and imaging. It’s a lifesaver to not have to go wait forever and pay at an ER when they are going to tell you to follow up with an orthopedist. The staff was extremely friendly and so was the doctor. Thank goodness no broken bones. I left in a boot and a knee brace. Follow-up appointment next week. Very happy patient!” – Jamie L.
Avoid the ER, Go To Direct Orthopedic Care Instead
Eliminate unnecessary stops, exposure, and additional ER expenses. For more information visit DirectOrthoCare.com.
In addition to offices in Frisco and West Plano (Carrollton), DOC has locations in Plano (physical therapy), Southlake, Las Colinas, and Denton.
9500 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100
Frisco, Texas 75033
3412 East Hebron Parkway, Suite 106
Carrollton, Texas 75010