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COVID-19 Impact On Our Practice
As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 virus is having a significant impact on many communities around the country. We have been closely monitoring the situation – and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as well as State and Local Medical Societies.
We have developed a proactive response plan that takes steps to ensure that we help protect the health and safety of our staff and patients.
- We Remain Open to Serve You – We continue to offer onsite appointments for patients with urgent or emergent orthopedic conditions. We also offer TELEHEALTH visits with audiovisual or telephone interaction with our physicians and physician assistants. Our phones are staffed by our Medical Secretaries throughout the week, and by our answering service on weekends. We are here for you!
- Your Appointment – For an onsite appointment, we ask that you only come to the office if you have no symptoms of cough, fever, or shortness of breath. We ask that you wear a cloth face covering, as per the CDC guidelines. If you prefer a TELEHEALTH visit, we can set up an audiovisual appointment utilizing ZOOM technology. Our staff will send you the password protected link within 24hours of your appointment.
- Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety – Our exam rooms are cleaned with EPA – certified cleansers and disinfectants to maintain the health and well being of our patients after EVERY PATIENT. All touch surfaces are wiped and sanitized after every patient. Our staff wears masks as per the CDC guidelines. We will continue to be diligent in maintaining universal precautions.
- Emergency Care Will Always Be Available – As an integral part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital, there will always be Orthopedic Surgical care available from either myself or one of my colleagues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Orthopedic Surgeons at Saint Vincent Hospital are committed to providing Orthopedic Care under any and all circumstances. We will always be here for you.
Stephen M. Desio
Four time Ironman Triathlete that understands the drive and determination to reach a goal. Making the impossible, possible.
Dr. Desio is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and problems of the knee and shoulder. He is here to help you from injury prevention, to injury treatment and rehabilitation. He uses a customized approach to each patient as everyone’s needs are different. He will work with you to come up with the best treatment plan to meet your goals. His primary goal is to educate his patients and give them the tools they need to make an informed decision as to what options are available for diagnosis and treatment of their injury, and to return them as safely and quickly to their sport or activity.
He will also provide you with the highest quality of patient care, utilizing the most advanced technology available to reduce your pain, heal your injury, and speed your recovery. He is pleased to offer the most innovative and advanced sports medicine physical therapy programs for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.