When Your Doctor Has to Say No, NWOS Can Say Yes

The COVID‐19 pandemic has altered almost everything about our lives. In health care, clinics, hospitals, and surgical centers are often short‐staffed, or overcrowded caring for COVID patients. This has forced many people to delay surgeries and treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions, adding painful or debilitating waiting to an already stressful situation.

Delayed treatment doesn’t only come with additional pain. With some injuries and conditions, delayed treatment can make the condition worse over time, turning a frustrating situation into a major health problem.

As we all admire the efforts of frontline health care workers and appreciate what they have done throughout the pandemic, NWOS wants to do our part to support their efforts and provide care for patients when hospitals and surgery centers are unable to. That’s where NWOS Express Clinics and the NWOS Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery Center come in.

Be Treated Faster at NWOS Express

NWOS Express Clinics provides patients in the Spokane and Spokane Valley areas with care from an orthopedic specialist quickly - no appointment necessary, short wait times, experienced orthopedic providers, all‐inclusive treatment, at a lower cost than most ERs. Everything from a strain or sprain, to dislocations and fractures, from neck and back pain, to sports or work‐related injuries can be treated quickly and safely at one of three NWOS Express locations.

If you are suffering with pain or mobility impairment due to a bone, joint or muscle injury or condition, don’t wait to receive treatment because your physician is booked with COVID‐19 cases. NWOS Express is the perfect partner with your physician or medical clinic to provide the care you need, when you need it.

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When treatment needs more than an x‐ray, anti-inflammatory, physical therapy or a cast, the NWOS Outpatient Surgery Center is here to care for your needs, even when surgery is considered elective and not currently being scheduled at a hospital.

Outpatient joint replacement is a perfect example of surgeries that are being indefinitely delayed because of the pandemic. People are suffering longer than necessary because hospital beds and staffing are in short supply. Fortunately at NWOS, many surgical cases can still be scheduled at our state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Surgery without the Hospital Stay

At our Surgery Center in downtown Spokane on Fifth Avenue, patients can receive diagnostic MRIs and the highest level of surgical and post‐op care in a comfortable, non‐hectic atmosphere. Whether the need be an orthopedic surgery such as hip or knee joint replacement or surgical treatment to alleviate pain, NWOS’ Outpatient Surgery Center is consistently ranked above the 90th percentile amongst other practices in Spokane for excellence in patient satisfaction. Plus we have an on-site parking garage for simple, accessible parking.

Our doctors and staff are specially‐trained to provide exemplary care and are focused on preoperative, operative, and postoperative care for orthopedic patients. Each surgeon has received additional training specific to joint replacement. You will be in great hands from start to finish.

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Not only will you receive experienced treatment and great care, but surgery costs at Northwest Orthopaedic’s Surgery Center are often up to 60% lower than at local hospitals. Receive pain-relieving and mobility‐increasing surgical treatment sooner and at less cost. Plus, you’ll return home the same day, reducing the risk of infection and enabling recovery in the comfort of your own home.

Insurance and Billing

NWOS accepts all major credit cards and is in the provider network for Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, First Choice Health, Kaiser, Labor & Industries, Premera, and more. If you don’t see your insurance provider in this list, just call 509‐340‐0455 to find out if NWOS Express or our Surgery Center are in network with your insurance provider.

There’s More Than One Way to Care for Yourself

You’ve been diligent over the months to protect yourself and the ones you love from the effects of COVID‐19. Whether that be working from home, social distancing, wearing a mask in public, getting vaccinated, bolstering your immune system, and limiting travel. Good for you. Those tactics have definitely helped.

When it comes to delaying orthopedic treatment or surgical care, nobody wins. Fortunately, NWOS Express and our Outpatient Surgery Center are here to provide needed care and orthopedic surgery needs, relieving the pressure on doctors and hospitals still dealing with the pandemic.

Call 509‐344‐8672 to inquire about scheduling an outpatient surgery, or walk‐in to one of our three Express locations for an immediate need.

NWOS Orthopaedic Surgery Center

601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Spokane, WA 99204

Spokane Valley Express Clinic
12410 East Sinto Avenue, Suite 201
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

South Hill Express Clinic at 57th & Regal
2710 E 57th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99223

North Division Express Clinic
9310 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99218

Tags: Orthopedic Express, Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic, COVID-19, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement, Fracture Care, Rehabilitation.