We want to ensure that everyone who enters OSC feels safe and comfortable. OSC must enforce the wearing of face coverings because 1) a Virginia government mask mandate still exists; 2) we are making every effort to ensure the safety of our doctors, staff, and other patients to minimize the probability of infection and; 3) persons who have been vaccinated can still carry and transmit the virus.
Here we are in February 2021 and it’s been almost a year since COVID-19 was first discovered in the United States. Goodness, have our lives changed and who’d have thought we’d still be wearing masks, physically distancing, avoiding crowds and public places with many of us continuing to work from home. We venture out to… Read more »
Andrew L. Martin, PsyD I am frequently asked if social media is bad for us – for example – is it reducing the amount of time we spend face-to-face with our family and friends, or is it otherwise making us depressed or anxious? Dr. Summer Allen, a research and writing fellow with the Greater… Read more »
As a busy Orthopaedist, I often have patients ask me about medical terms that they see written in their charts and express their confusion over them. They wonder how they can possibly have two or three conditions that sound and look alike at the same time. In this article, I hope to clear up… Read more »
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?
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Want to make a runner unhappy? Forbid them to run. People who love to run, either competitively or just for fun, want to be able to run…forever. I admire their dedication, but as a Sports Medicine Physician, I see many runners who face obstacles in their quest to keep… Read more »
Robert J. Snyder, MD Arthritis is one of the most common ailments known to man. If you live long enough, more than likely you will experience arthritis in one or more of your joints. I’m often asked by patients “How do I know my pain is caused by arthritis and not because I worked… Read more »
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 »
John D. Burrow, DO I’m hearing a lot of pent up frustration from my patients about having their knee replacement surgeries postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I hear things like, “They just don’t know how much pain I’m in” or “I can barely walk, how much longer do I have to wait?” or… Read more »
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many changes, cancellations and postponements of really important events in our lives and your hip replacement surgery falls into that category. You had planned for it for months, maybe even over a year. You’d done your research and been educated by your physician… Read more »