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Walk-In, After-Hours Care for Sports Injuries in Overland Park

August 02, 2019

Dr. David Smith talks about walk-in and after-hours care at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Dr. David Smith: We started years ago thinking about the concept of "We got to be available for athletes almost all the time," and a lot of events occur on Friday night. Football games obviously, but we have other events that occur Thursday, Friday. And sometimes these young athletes can't get into our office during the week, or their parents are working, can't bring them to us. So we opened up a Saturday morning injury clinic, is what we call it. It's a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment. The goal is to take care of the athletes, or those that are exercising, not just a general clinic.

Fall is a busy time for sports and sports injuries. To help keep you in the game, The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center is making it easier to get your aches and pains checked out in Overland Park, Kansas. Beginning August 31 through November 23, the center on Nall Avenue will be open for walk-in appointments 8-11 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

"We're extending our hours to make exceptional orthopedic care even more convenient for high school athletes and weekend warriors in Johnson County," says Charles Rozanski, vice president of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Rozanski points out that the new extended hours are not just for kids and sports enthusiasts. The clinic also serves busy professionals who can't find time for a weekday appointment. "We're working overtime so our patients don't have to miss a single hour of work," he said.

Patients who come to the Sports Medicine and Performance Center on Saturdays will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis. There's no appointment or referral needed. A sports medicine physician will evaluate, diagnose and treat most injuries. If needed, a follow-up appointment can be scheduled with the appropriate physician or therapist.

"We expect to see typical problems like sprains, strains, concussions, joint injuries and bone fractures," Rozanski says. "We suggest you visit one of our other locations during regular business hours or the emergency department in cases of lacerations, open fractures, chronic pain, wound care, cast problems or back or neck issues. Medication refills will be unavailable during these extended hours.”

Walk-in extended hours

Where: 10730 Nall Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park, KS, 66211

When: Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., August 31-November 23

What: Walk-in appointments for strains, sprains, joint injuries, bone fractures and concussions

Who: Sports enthusiasts, youth athletes and anyone in need of after-hours care for orthopedic injuries

Why: Convenient access to care when you need it and easy follow-up care with our specialists

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