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On behalf of the physicians of Orthopaedic Center of South Florida, we want to assure you that we remain open and are able to care for you.

coronavirus protocols

Orthopaedic Center of South Florida is following CDC guidelines in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking precautions to prevent its spread. Our goal is to continue providing you the best possible treatment for your orthopaedic needs.

However, the safety of our employees and patients is our utmost concern. If you are experiencing symptoms of cough, fever, breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, we ask that you please do not come into our office and contact us at 954-473-6344 to reschedule any appointment you may have.

Frequently asked questions

What are you doing to keep patients safe?


We’ve taken several additional steps to help ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff at this time. Here’s what our team is doing to keep you safe:

  • All employees are wearing a mask at all times while at work.
  • We ask that patients wear a mask or face covering at the time of your visit, for your safety as well as for the safety of fellow-patients and our staff.
  • We routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as waiting room furniture, countertops, pens, desks and keyboards, door handles, phones, light switches, faucets, etc.
  • After each patient encounter, we are disinfecting exam rooms: exam tables and chairs, etc.
  • We wash our hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
  • All employees and patients observe the 6-foot “social distancing” recommendation.
  • In order to minimize the number of patients waiting in the reception area at any given time, we have adopted a modified mobile check-in process for return patients.
  • To the extent possible, no visitors will be allowed. One parent per minor patient is allowed. If you require a visitor to be present, please notify the appointment setter or contact your physician team.
  • All employees and patients/visitors are screened upon initial entry into the office. This includes a temperature check and screening questionnaire.
  • All employees and patients with respiratory symptoms must remain home. If a patient is experiencing symptoms, we are happy to offer a telemedicine visit or to reschedule the in-office appointment to a later date.
  • We meet to continually evaluate workflow, protocols and best practices.
  • We continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and adjust protocols as needed.




Do I have to come to the office for my appointment?


Depending on the reason for your visit, you may be able to change your in-office appointment to a telemedicine appointment. Please contact our team to inquire about scheduling a telemedicine appointment.




How does Covid-19 affect my appointment?


Aside from the additional safety protocols, you’ll experience several differences during your appointment with your provider as well including the use of social distancing whenever possible and a mask being worn at all times. Our goal is to provide you with the same quality care you’ve always been able to receive with us while following all recommended federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines.




Do I have to wear a mask?


Yes, for the safety of you and our team, we ask that you wear a mask during your visit.




What are the signs of COVID-19 and what should I do if I'm experiencing a symptom?


COVID-19 symptoms may appear at any point from two to 14 days after exposure. Common symptoms, in no particular order, include:

  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
The health and safety of our team, our patients and our community is our top priority. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of the virus, please contact our office and reschedule your appointment as soon as you can.




What if I have an appointment but have tested positive for COVID-19?


Contact our office for guidelines for your specific situation.




Will surgery make me more likely to get COVID-19?


No, surgery will not increase your chances of developing COVID-19. In fact, our prevention protocols are aimed specifically at protecting our patients, providers and team members.