You don't have to watch TV for long before seeing another commercial featuring the black-suited character falling down stairs, getting hit by various objects and talking about mayhem striking when you least expect it. Almost everyone has a story about something similar happening that's not quite an emergency, but serious enough to seek immediate medical care.
The first thought for treatment may be the nearest hospital emergency room, but be prepared to wait. A recent Crain's Chicago Business article in May revealed the shortest ER wait time in Illinois is often more than three hours. If sitting in a crowded ER waiting room doesn't sound appealing, MidAmerica Orthopaedics in Libertyville has a much faster treatment option.
"When you're dealing with a painful injury from playing sports, working around the house or bumping into something you didn't count on being there, seeing a specialist at a state-of-the-art medical facility is a lot closer and easier than you might think," said Dr. Marcus Talerico, M.D., a Board certified orthopaedic surgeon with MidAmerica Orthopaedics in Libertyville and former U.S. Navy staff orthopaedic surgeon. "Patients can walk right into our immediate care clinic in Libertyville and receive the same treatment and services they can expect at the hospital in usually a lot less time."
MidAmerica Orthopaedics in Libertyville, located at 1419 Peterson Rd., is an OrthoNOW Orthopaedic Immediate Care clinic and Walk-in center. It features advanced diagnostic tools including X-ray imaging, Open MRI and even on-site casting. Patients are treated promptly by orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists for a variety of conditions including:
• Fractures, sprains, dislocations, lacerations
• Sports injuries
• Work injuries
• Hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries
• Knee, leg, ankle and foot injuries
• Back injuries
• Pediatric Injuries
MidAmerica Orthopaedics is also affiliated with several area hospitals such as Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and Lake Forest Hospital.
"For emergency situations, calling 9-1-1 and getting immediate help is still the best option," Dr. Talerico added. "But for painful injuries that suddenly happen or get worse as they linger without treatment, area residents should know what MidAmerica can offer in terms of quality, convenience and immediate care."
To learn more about services available and extended hours at MidAmerica Orthopeadics of Libertyville or to contact Dr. Talerico, please visit www.handtoshoulderclinic.com or call 1-855-4MY-ORTHO (1-855-469-6784).