Forté Fast Orthopedic Care’s patient volume is up 52% in the first half of 2023
CARMEL, Ind. – More patients are turning to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, a Carmel-based, physician-owned practice recognized as one of the region’s most respected orthopedic and sports medicine groups, for specialized walk-in orthopedic urgent care. In the first half of 2023, Forté Fast Orthopedic Care clinics saw 52% more patients compared to the first six months of 2022.
With three clinics in Carmel, Greenwood and Noblesville, Forté Fast addresses the injuries that occur while performing daily activities and prevent people from going about their regular schedule. When unexpected accidents arise, obtaining a correct diagnosis and implementing an immediate treatment plan are crucial first steps for a better, faster recovery.
Forté Fast provides walk-in access for acute issues, such as broken bones, sprains, fractures and dislocations. Patients receive same-day services based on their individual needs, including a musculoskeletal evaluation from a fellowship-trained physician, rehab, imaging, bracing, medical supplies and more.
“Receiving expert-level care at Forté Fast helps the overall recovery process by giving patients the opportunity to start healing faster,” said Dr. Matthew Negaard, an emergency medicine and fellowship-trained sports medicine physician and medical director at Forté Fast. “Whether you need X-rays, bracing or physical therapy, we have all the services you need under one roof.”
Since January 2022, Forté Fast has seen a steady rise in patient volume. In the first six months of 2023, 1,912 patients utilized the practice’s same-day services across all clinics, up from 1,255 patients in the first six months of 2022. This trend puts Forté Fast on track to increase patient visits by more than 50% year over year.
One patient, Barbara, who chose to be identified only by her first name, sought Forté Fast care when she tripped and landed on her knees. The fall generated such excruciating pain that she couldn’t walk without crutches.
“I hobbled my way into the Forté Fast walk-in clinic and was seen right away,” said Barbara. “They did X-rays, found a hairline crack in the kneecap and started physical therapy immediately. In just six weeks, I was pain-free and a proud PT graduate, thanks to the orthopedic walk-in care at Forté.”
While walk-ins are welcome, in some cases, it’s best to make an appointment directly with a Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics physician who specializes in a patient’s specific needs. For more information, visit forteortho.com or call 317.817.1200.
About Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, previously known as Methodist Sports Medicine, is an independent, physician-owned orthopedic practice recognized as one of the region’s most respected orthopedic groups. Founded in 1983 as one of the country’s original sports medicine practices, Forté’s physicians and staff provide comprehensive, specialized sports medicine and orthopedic care to patients of all ages.
Clinical evaluations performed by highly skilled fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, combined with advanced surgical techniques and comprehensive non-surgical treatment options, provide patients with exceptional treatment outcomes and a return to active living. Forté provides patients with expert orthopedic care in several sub-specialties, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder; foot and ankle; hip and knee; joint replacement and revision; spine care and sports medicine. Forté has been trusted by the Indianapolis Colts as their team physicians since 1983 and serves as the orthopedic provider for Purdue University, Butler University, Indiana State University, and numerous high schools and public safety departments throughout central Indiana.
Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics also innovates daily through a separate 501(c)(3), Forté Orthopedic Research Institute, that improves the lives of patients everywhere through advanced clinical research and education.