Iowa City, IA (March 15, 2021) — Unexpected aches, breaks, strains, and sprains can happen when you least expect them. When they occur, emergency room (ER) visits can be costly. That’s why, beginning March 15, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers same-day orthopedic care for patients who suffer injuries and need timely treatment, without the expense of an ER visit, through SteindlerStat – Steindler’s urgent orthopedic walk-in clinic in Iowa City.
“While a finger dislocation or ankle sprain is serious to the person with the injury, at the ER, these conditions are understandably a low priority over someone who has had a stroke or a heart attack. Yet, because they lack a better option, patients with orthopedic injuries go straight to the emergency room, wait for several hours, incur expensive ER charges, and then are instructed to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. So often, patients could have avoided the ER if they had an option. SteindlerStat is now an option,” said Steindler President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Magallanes.
“Orthopedic care is our priority at Steindler,” said Steindler physician and partner, Tom Ebinger, MD. “Through SteindlerStat, the community now has same-day access to board-certified orthopedic specialists for acute orthopedic injuries.” Treatment will be available for most orthopedic injuries, including sprains and strains, dislocations of fingers or toes, sports injuries, fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, back and neck pain, and suturing for simple lacerations. “Patients who come through our urgent injury clinic will have immediate access to x-ray and specialty orthopedic care. They will leave with a diagnosis and treatment plan, which more generalized urgent care clinics or emergency rooms may not provide. This should both decrease the cost of care and expedite recovery.” Ebinger added, “Our primary goal is to improve orthopedic care in our community continuously.”
“We’ll expand SteindlerStat hours as needed to meet community need, and we are considering offering SteindlerStat in other communities where Steindler has clinic locations,” Magallanes added.
SteindlerStat walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 12 pm – 5 pm at Steindler’s Iowa City location at 2751 Northgate. No referral or appointment is necessary. SteindlerStat charges are treated as an office visit or specialty provider office visit, depending on the insurance provider. Steindler accepts most types of insurance.