Welcome to Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists where, for more than 90 years, patients in need of orthopaedic treatment have found specialized care, the latest technologies and the most advanced practices provided by the finest professionals in the field. Over the years our practice has expanded and is hailed as one of the finest on the East Coast. Our basic philosophy has always been to provide those who come to us with the most courteous, sympathetic treatment and with the highest quality of medical care.
- Nature of the problem
- Type of insurance you have
- Whether you have X-rays or MRIs to bring
- Name of referring physician
- Physician you prefer to see
- Referral for HMO patients (if required)
We try to do our best to accommodate work schedules, any special circumstances or emergencies. We also have Express Care available for urgent care injuries. In this instance, appointments can be made for the same day or within 24 hours.
Please call to refill your prescription(s) before you run out, remembering to take weekends and/or holidays into account. Without first accessing your chart for review, your doctor may not be able to authorize a refill.
When calling in your prescription, have the medication bottle in front of you so that you will be able to give both the name of the medication and the phone number of the pharmacy.
Daytime: During regular office hours our physicians are available by calling (757)321-3300. For an appointment call (757) 321-3360.
After Hours: After regular hours, please call our answering service at (757)875-9479. The on-call physician will return your call.
- Swelling: begins at the time of injury and usually increases over the first 48 hours after the injury. Swelling then usually begins to decrease. Swelling is normal and is part of the healing process. Swelling can be reduced by keeping the injured part elevated above the heart and by applying ice to the injured part during the first 72 hours after the injury.
- Circulation: Tingling and numbness often occur in the injured area and can be relieved by changing the position of the injured area frequently unless your physician advises you against it. Numbness that is not directly at the injured location, trouble moving fingers or toes of the injured limb (unless the injury was to fingers or toes), or severe pain may be a sign of nerve injury or reduced blood flow. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if any of these symptoms develop.
- Pain: While anti-inflammatory medication is recommended for pain, it will not totally relieve the discomfort of a bad sprain or fracture. The pain should decrease 72 hours after injury.
- Cast/Splint Care: Keep the cast and padding underneath the cast dry. Do not poke under the cast with any objects as you could scratch the skin or break off pieces of the cast.
As a courtesy to our patients, Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists will file your primary and secondary insurance claims.