Direct Orthopedic Care partners with Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to open immediate access clinic: 5 takeaways

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 05, 2018 | Print  |

Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Direct Orthopedic Care partnered to open an orthopedic -only immediate access clinic in Encinitas, Calif.

Here are five takeaways:


1. Stephen Nichols, MD, Patrick Padilla, MD, and Ryan Meineke, MD, will lead the new clinic. In addition to providing comprehensive orthopedic care, the orthopedic surgeons will provide digital X-rays and e-prescription services.


2.Patients will have immediate access to orthopedic care from three orthopedic surgeons as well as orthopedic trained physician assistants and physical therapists.


3. The new clinic, which is set to open Jan. 10, is the second Direct Orthopedic Care clinic in Southern California.


4. Direct Orthopedic Care specializes in developing immediate access orthopedic clinics to treat patients with various orthopedic pain, conditions or injuries.


5. Dr. Padilla noted, “Joining forces with DOC was a no brainer for us because they will allow our patients to have immediate access to orthopedic experts without the high expense associated with an emergency room visit.”


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