At Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC), located in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa, we have adopted a new innovative orthopedic urgent care model staffed by experienced physician assistants (PA) and sports medicine physicians. DOC is the first adopter of this efficient care model in the Treasure Valley. Direct Orthopedic Care is locally owned and operated by a group of physicians and physician assistants.
Here at Direct Orthopedic Care, there are nine PA’s with a combined 35 years of orthopedic experience. With their surgical and nonsurgical orthopedic experience, they can treat nonsurgical orthopedic injuries. When a patient has a surgical problem, PA’s have direct access to the orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians to schedule the patient within a week of their initial visit. This is the most rapid orthopedic referral system in the Treasure Valley. DOC patients avoid the usual wait time associated with scheduling with an orthopedic surgeon because of this model. Additionally, the PA always has a surgeon available on call to examine the patient if needed. In our orthopedic urgent care model, the PA serves as the primary provider in the practice, while providing the accessibility to a specialist that is not provided in any other clinic in the Boise area.
Another advantage to this model is monetary savings by avoiding and emergency room visit or unnecessary visits from a traditional urgent care. The PA’s are more cost effective for a practice to employ, so they can work extended hours, weekends, and holidays, to provide the greatest access for our patients.
Instead of waiting for a specialist appointment next time you have an orthopedic injury or even chronic pain walk-in to DOC. We are open until 8 PM, 7 days a week with four locations throughout Boise, Meridian, and Nampa.