ANACORTES, Wash., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 21, Skagit Island Orthopedic Center (SIO) will unveil Anacortes' newest medical facility with an open house, inviting the public to tour its just-completed downtown facility and home to a comprehensive array of diagnostic, post-operative and physical therapy services and equipment.
As one of two locations of a 13-year-old practice that provides care for patients from Fidalgo Island, Whidbey Island, and the San Juan Islands, the newly-constructed center provides the latest in modern facilities and services, brings care to a convenient location, and provides space to meet growth in patient demand and expectations, said Dr. Richard Williamson, SIO surgeon and practice co-founder.
"We designed this clinic as a one-stop destination with the aim of making musculoskeletal treatment as convenient and comfortable as possible," Williamson said. "Our new location allows our patients – including those of limited mobility – to arrive directly at our front door for the easiest access to the most up-to-date resources possible."
The 4,000-square-foot clinic at 2720 Commercial Avenue features on-site digital X-rays, which provide nearly instantaneous images for faster diagnoses and less waiting time for patients.
Additionally, the facility boasts a physical therapy center complete with new treadmills, exercise bicycles and private treatment rooms – attractive features for patients who must make as many as three visits a week for rehabilitation after surgery. The practice previously occupied an office at Island Hospital.
"We hope the new facility is a clear indication of our commitment to patients, other health care providers and residents of the area," Dr. Williamson said. "We are proud to be a part of this wonderful community."
The open house is free to the public from noon to 3 p.m. on April 21. No reservation is required.
About Skagit Island Orthopedic Center
Founded in 1998, Skagit Island Orthopedic Center (SIO) specializes in all aspects of musculoskeletal care and provides surgical and non-surgical treatment of injuries and ailments of the bones and joints such as arthritis, sports injuries, work-related and overuse problems, and fractures. Drs. Richard Williamson, Curtis Rodin, Daniel Hanesworth, Jonathan Shafer, and Don Bodley are board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Jimmy Cui is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Paul Fitzgerald, doctor of physical therapy, directs physical and occupational therapy services. For more information visit http://www.SkagitIslandOrthopedics.com/
SOURCE Skagit Island Orthopedic Center