Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists Offers New Walk-in Clinic for Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Care

December 5, 2017

Haywood Regional Medical Center is proud to announce employed practice Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists (WCOS) now offers a walk-in orthopaedic clinic.

“We understand that sometimes injuries do not happen when it’s most convenient,” said Benjamin Debelak, DO, Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists. “We want to make sure that we are there for the community when an immediate, but non-life-threatening, orthopaedic injury has occurred. Our experienced team of providers and staff will be able to treat injuries that do not require emergency room care, and also with the convenience of no referral or appointment necessary.”

WCOS walk-in orthopaedic clinic will offer treatment for numerous injuries. This includes injuries to hand, wrist, shoulder, arm, elbow, hip, leg, knee, foot, or ankle. The clinic can also serve broken bones, sprains, strains, injured ligaments or tendons, and sports related injuries. The walk-in clinic hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30 pm, and Friday 7:30 am – 12 pm. No appointment or referral is necessary, and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Long-term problems, like overuse injuries and chronic joint pain, are best treated by making an appointment for thorough evaluation.

“I am pleased we are able to offer an expansion of orthopaedic care to the community,” said Rod Harkleroad, CEO, Haywood Regional Medical Center. “This clinic, for example, will enable anyone who may have fallen or experienced any type of injury at work or home be able to get in front of an othopaedic doctor immediately for prompt and quality care, close to home. This clinic will also be beneficial to our student athletes in the community, if they experience injuries at practice or games.”

WCOS team consists of the board-certified physicians including Paul J. Cutting, MD, Benjamin Debelak, DO, Gerald W. King, MD and physician assistants Kelly Klein, PA-C and Audrey Fortezzo, PA-C.

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. WCOS provides services including general orthopaedics, joint replacement, sports medicine, hand surgery, foot and ankle, pediatric fractures and more. The practice is located at Haywood Regional Outpatient Care Center located at 581 Leroy George Dr., Clyde NC Suite 300. For more information visit WesternCarolinOrtho.com or call 828.452.4131.


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