(864) 850-2663 | (864) 306-0012
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Upstate Bone and Joint is our community’s full-service orthopaedic practice. As a full-service practice, our physicians can assist you with household, workplace, sports-related, or other orthopaedic issues. We deal with everything from common joint pains to all types of orthopaedic procedures. Upstate Bone and Joint has the people and know-how to care for you.
Read on for more about Upstate Bone and Joint. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
Orthopaedists treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Fractures and dislocations
- Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains
- Shoulder pain, rotator cuff disorders
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis
- Ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis
- Knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes
- Bone tumors, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy
- Abnormalities of the fingers and toes and growth abnormality
- Flat and painful feet
- Hands and upper extremities
The routine grind of amateur sports—whether you’re a serious runner, club participant, golfer, or weekend warrior—can really wear on your body. Dr. Michael Boyer (a runner himself) can help you deal with the aches and pains.
- Scientific gait analysis. Dr. Boyer uses a treadmill, video, and specialized software to analyze your gait and advise you regarding joint-preserving adjustments you can make.
- Mechanical consultation. Whether it’s your golf swing or your running form, mechanics can make all the difference in both results and enjoyment. With Dr. Boyer’s consultation, you can learn to play more efficiently and with less pain.
- Minimally-invasive and non-surgical therapies. In sports medicine, the best solution is usually the least invasive solution. With techniques like ultrasound-guided injections, Dr. Boyer can resolve many sports problems without surgery. And, if surgery is required (as a last resort), he can refer you to one of his highly-regarded colleagues.
You don’t have to play with pain. Repair, retrain, recover…and stay in the game.
Baptist Easley Sports Medicine
Appointments and Emergencies
For your convenience, appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8-11:30am and 1:30-3:45pm. To schedule an appointment, call 864.850.BONE (2663).
If we are seeing you for the first time, you will fill out a comprehensive medical and drug history. Bring a list of ALL medications with doses and schedule, and always carry it with you.
Because we respect your time, we sincerely try to stay on schedule; however, occasionally we will experience unforeseen problems and emergencies. Whenever possible, we will keep you informed of any delays and will ask your preference of either waiting or rescheduling your appointment. To be fair to all patients, we ask that you give us at least a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel or change an appointment.
Many urgent problems can be seen in the office during regular office hours. However, should an emergency occur after hours or during the weekend, our answering service will take your information and immediately contact the physician or physician assistant (P.A.) on call. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, we urge you to call Emergency Medical Services at 911 or go directly to the closest Emergency Room.
Prescription medications will not be called in after regular business hours.
Call during office hours about any medical problems. Our office staff is trained to answer most of your questions and will relate your information to the physician. We will return your call at the earliest opportunity. If you must speak directly with your doctor, your call will be returned as quickly as possible between patient appointments.
Fees and Insurance
If you have questions about our fees or about your bill, please call the office at 864.850.BONE (2663).
Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa. We will help you process your insurance claims for reimbursement by providing an itemized statement with all necessary information needed by your insurance carrier. In some cases, we accept assignment of benefits and will file your insurance for you. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as an approved provider prior to scheduling an appointment with us.
Please make your prescription and renewal requests during office hours when your chart is available. We are not able to call them in after regular business hours. If you call in your request, please have available the name of your medication, how you are taking it, and the name and telephone number of your pharmacy. For your safety, we cannot approve prescription renewals if you have not seen the doctor in our office within a three-month period or have not seen the doctor for any recommended follow-up care.
Because we care about your privacy, all of your information is kept strictly confidential. Without your written consent, we cannot forward to anyone your chart, or any information on your chart.
The Orthopaedic Surgeon or Orthopaedist?
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopaedic surgeons or orthopaedists.
Orthopaedists are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. They use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery. Typically, as much as 50 percent of the orthopaedist’s practice is devoted to non-surgical or medical management of injuries or disease and 50 percent to surgical management.
Surgery might be needed to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or skin. Your orthopaedist will determine the best treatment. Medications, injections, and therapy often are useful. Surgery is only performed when indicated, and you agree it is time.