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March 26, 2020

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TELEHEALTH VIRTUAL VISITS NOW AVAILABLE

Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta offers Telehealth Virtual Visits for many types of post-operative and follow up care for existing patients. Services such as MRI reviews, Post-Op care, injection rechecks, CT Myelogram rechecks, medication follow up, and routine follow up may be appropriate for your telehealth virtual visit. Your Virtual Visit will be conducted with your OrthoAtlanta health care provider conveniently in your home or office using your own computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone that has an enabled camera, microphone, Internet connection and access to your email. HIPPA-compliant and covered by most insurance plans, call your local OrthoAtlanta office, or 770-953-6929 to see if a Telehealth Virtual Visit may be appropriate for your next appointment.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

At Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta, we are monitoring COVID-19 closely, including evolving local and state guidelines. As an essential business, we will remain open for emergent and urgent patients. We continue to keep the safety and well-being of our patients, physicians and staff as our highest priority while also remaining here to take care of your needs. At the present time, we have implemented visitor restrictions and suspended elective procedures and non-emergent imaging services. We continue to update our COVID-19 Information page to address patient questions about their appointments, and ways to protect yourself during this unprecedented time. 

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