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Premier Orthopedics

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When I got to the emergency room, why don’t they put a cast on me?

When an injury to a body part occurs, that particular body part tends to swell for the first 48 hours. Splinting is the recommended treatment until you follow up with your physician at your appointment.

What is the difference between family physicians and orthopedic physicians?

The difference between a family physician and an orthopedic physician is that the orthopedic physician is specially trained in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the medical and surgical treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, skin and related structures.

Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to make an appointment?

No, you do not need a referral, however, your insurance company might require a referral, so please call your insurance company to verify. We do accommodate physician referrals to our office.

Will I be asked to fill out paperwork before I can be seen by a physician?

Yes, we will need to obtain patient demographic information, insurance information and who our office is able to relay information to about your care, appointment or questions you might have.

Does your office accept Bureau of Workers Compensation?

Yes, we do accept BWC patient and will work with the Managed Care Organization and self-insured employers.  

If I need surgery, where will my surgery be done?

Your surgery will be scheduled at one of Premier Health’s hospitals or health centers: Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Samaritan North Health Center, Upper Valley Medical Center or Atrium Medical Center.