People looking for a long-term solution to their back, neck, or joint pain should not have to risk catching COVID-19 or any other virus to enjoy long-term pain relief
With many hospitals and other healthcare providers shifting their focus and struggling with limited resources in order to treat Coronavirus patients, people seeking a long-term solution to their back, neck, or joint pain need a better option. That’s why Atlanta Spine Specialists is here, still open, and still focused on helping patients experience a better quality of life, free of pain. We continue to offer patients many different treatment options, including surgery if necessary, right here in our dedicated, state-of-the-art Windward Surgical Center.
Our medical staff does not treat patients in the hospital, and we do not treat any patients with COVID-19. We’re very proud of the work our medical colleagues are doing to fight this terrible pandemic, but we understand that patients living with recurring or chronic back, neck, or joint pain need somewhere else to turn when hospitals might put them at further risk. These people deserve professional medical care they can trust in a place where a trip to the doctor will not expose them to the additional risk of contracting Coronavirus.
Focused on long-term pain treatments
Dr. Michael Skaliy has been helping patients achieve reduced pain, increased flexibility, and a better quality of life for more than 30 years. While we’re not affiliated with any hospital, patients who elect treatment at Atlanta Spine Specialists receive exceptional, professional, and compassionate medical care, just as they would at any top hospital.
However, unlike patients at some other medical facilities, people who come to us for help with their pain are not forced to share space or otherwise interact with patients who are waiting to see if they have contracted Coronavirus or one of countless other contagious diseases. Hospital personnel recognize this serious risk, which is one reason why many continue to recommend that people avoid hospitals at this time, unless they are having trouble breathing and/or they have a high fever.
It’s not just the other patients at these facilities who may put people at risk. Many medical professionals, support staff, and cleaning crews who work at local medical offices affiliated with large hospital systems also work at large area hospitals performing the same services. This means they are likely at elevated risk of coming into contact with or contracting Coronavirus.
Reducing risks while relieving pain
While we are not seeing patients for contagious diseases, such as COVID-19, our staff continues to diligently follow CDC guidelines for sanitizing our entire medical facility and exercising extreme care when treating our patients. As an added precaution, all staff and patients are screened for symptoms, including elevated temperatures, that may indicate infection.
At this time, NO member of our staff has ANY known exposure to COVID-19. However, to protect our patients and our staff, we have updated our waiting room procedures and continue to require social distancing at all times. Some patients have elected to wait in their cars after check-in. We accommodate this preference by calling them on their phone when it is time for them to see the doctor.
Like you, we remain concerned and vigilant as this virus continues to spread, threatening our families and communities. We know many of the wonderful physicians in this community, we are grateful for their amazing work, and we are confident that anyone who may already be sick or may be at risk is in very good hands as they seek treatment from these outstanding doctors.
Here at Atlanta Spine Specialists and the S Cell Institute of Atlanta, we will continue our mission to help our patients achieve a better quality of life, free of pain. If you have any further questions or concerns, or you would like more information, please call our office at (770) 844-3242, click here to schedule an appointment or fill out the form below. When we meet, we will discuss your specific situation and review possible treatment options.
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