Immediate imaging is key to patient diagnosis and treatment. ETCOE uses digital technology to make the information available to our physicians, staff and patients with enhanced speed, convenience and accuracy. Images can be e-mailed, printed or scanned to a disk for increased portability.
Because of the incredible complexity of the various joints and areas of focus in traditional orthopaedics – like hands, feet and the back – it was inevitable that it would be the specialty that would spawn the most sub-specialties. The beneficiaries of this evolution are patients, who only a few decades ago endured long and arduous treatments and rehabs, following extremely complex surgical procedures.
Orthopaedics has made incredible progress and these breakthroughs can be attributed to approaching solutions and treatments from a micro or sub-specialty perspective. That is why orthopaedic care is structured in this same manner in modern, technologically advanced practices like East Tennessee Center for Orthopaedic Excellence. Your care is more effective because of this approach.
The primary goal of East Tennessee Center for Orthopaedic Excellence, in treating worker’s compensation, is to provide the highest quality of care to the patient and return them to the work force in a timely manner.
East Tennessee Center for Orthopaedic Excellence understands how important it is to each employer, case manager and claims adjuster to receive feedback immediately following a patient’s visit to our office. Our trained staff is dedicated to providing specialized service to meet the needs of both the patient and the employer effectively and efficiently.
Services Available From Our Worker’s Compensation Department:
Ø Convenient location to better serve you
Ø Physicians on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Ø Workers Compensation Specialist to personally assist your needs and the needs of the patient efficiently and effectively Monday-Friday
Ø Appointments scheduled on the same day or within 24 hours of the injury
Ø Medical reports available for faxing within 48 hours
Ø Second opinions and IME evaluations scheduled within a week to 10 days (depending on the availability of medical records)
Ø Al treatment plans, test, injections, and operative procedures precerted in advance
Ø Physician privileges at all area hospitals
Ø Physician conferences available (possible charge for service)