Category: COVID-19

Finding Joy During a Challenging Holiday Season

Dr. Martin

When 2020 began, none of us predicted how it would unfold, into months of a worldwide pandemic that has turned our work lives and our social relationships upside down. Most of us are experiencing pandemic fatigue, tired of being restricted in our movement, activity, and in who we can see, touch, hug and kiss. We may face the loss of our livelihoods due to our businesses being shut down, or our jobs being taken away. Our children are suffering because they can’t go to school, see their friends, interact with their classmates or learn as they normally do. So how do we find joy and happiness in the holidays this year amid so many challenges?

OSC to Resume Normal Business Hours Monday, June 15, 2020

We are pleased to announce that all of our physician offices, Physical Therapy Clinic and MRI Center will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, June 15, 2020.  They are as follows: Physician Offices:  Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MRI Center:  Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, weekend hours also… Read more »

COVID-19 Update – Face Masks Required for In-Office Appointments at OSC

  Governor Ralph Northam has issued a mandate that all Virginians wear face masks while in public places and buildings, effective Friday, May 29, 2020.  OSC will comply with this mandate and require that all patients wear a mask or face covering while inside our medical offices and Physical Therapy Clinic.  The only exceptions to… Read more »

Changes to Pain Management Procedures During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Raj N. Sureja, MD Now that we have resumed in-office procedures for pain management, I wanted to provide an update on process changes and what you can expect when you come to our office.  Check-in – When you come to our office for your scheduled procedure, you will be asked to check in downstairs… Read more »

Recovering After Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Post-Surgery Follow-up Visits with your Physician

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Providing patient care safely during the Coronavirus crisis has presented physicians and patients with many challenges to overcome.  Caring for patients once their surgery is completed and they are out of the hospital is no exception.  In this article, I will address how COVID-19 has changed our procedures for post-operative… Read more »

A COVID-19 Update – OSC Surgeons Are Tested Weekly for the Coronavirus

  Today, Friday, May 15, 2020, Hampton Roads enters Phase I of the Recovery and Reopening Plan outlined by Governor Ralph Northam.  As a result, many businesses will be opening for business, stay at home guidelines are transitioning to “safer-at-home”, and everyone will slowly begin working their way toward a new “normal” in the Commonwealth… Read more »

Orthopaedic Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 – Arthroscopic Surgery

  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD COVID-19 has caused unparalleled changes in our lives, in the way we work, play and even in the way we perform surgery.  Because the safety of the patient and the surgical team are paramount, process changes have been occurring at a rapid pace within hospitals across the country.  Some… Read more »

Orthopaedic Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 – Ventilators

Spine Surgery

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Thus far, 2020 has been a year in which we have seen extraordinary changes in our lives due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Pretty much everything we do has been altered or impacted by our need to minimize the spread of this deadly virus.  These changes have affected the practice of… Read more »