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Walk-in clinic for young athletes is back at Franciscan Physician Network Primary Care & Sports Medicine Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE — Starting this Saturday, Aug. 14, middle and high school athletes with acute injuries occurring in the previous 72 hours will be able to go to Franciscan Physician Network Primary Care & Sports Medicine in Lafayette for its walk-in clinic. The clinic will allow walk-ins through the start of autumn sports with its last day being Saturday, Oct. 23. Check-in is from 8 to 9 a.m. (EST.)

When a young patient comes to the walk-in clinic, one of the office physicians, Emily E. Krodel, MD, or Greg A. Rowdon, MD, will conduct an initial exam and diagnose and treat acute injuries occurring within the last 72 hours. They will also work with the sports medicine team at the athlete’s school to ensure a safe return to their sport.

Injuries that can be treated at the clinic include:

• Sprains and strains

• Hand, wrist, shoulder, ankle or knee injuries

• Possible broken bones

• Other sports injuries

Services available:

• Onsite X-ray

• Bracing, casting and splinting

• Expedited MRI available

• Specialty referrals

The clinic is first come, first served. Patients checked in by 9 a.m. will be seen that day. Services are covered by most insurance plans, but patients should check with their insurance company before arriving.

Due to time constraints, concussion evaluations and chronic injuries will need to schedule an appointment during normal weekday office hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Franciscan Physician Network Primary Care & Sports Medicine walk-in clinic is in Suite 100A inside the Lafayette Family YMCA, located at 3001 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette. For more information, please call (765) 420-5800.

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