Team of Volunteer Medical Staff to Host a Fully-Functioning On-Site Emergency Room at the International Event
Miami, Florida, October 23, 2013: OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center is the official Medical Provider of City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami race scheduled to kick off at 7:25 am on October 27th in Bayfront Park. With more than 58 countries represented, City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami is an international event that provides a competitive arena for some of the most elite athletes in the world. As Official Medical Provider, OrthoNOW™ will be on hand with a team of 25 volunteer medical staff working in a fully functioning on-site emergency room to treat the athletes in the event of injury or dehydration during and after the race.
“We are thrilled to once again count on our Official Medical Provider OrthoNOW™, which provides much needed specialized care to our athletes, said Wilber Anderson, CEO of Miami Tri Events, City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami organizer. “Having the physicians and orthopedic subspecialists, critical care specialists from OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center on hand will give the athletes peace of mind should they need fast, professional emergency response care,” Anderson concluded.
City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami expo is one of the largest in the history of the IRONMAN® 70.3 distance with a great variety of brands and stores showcasing the latest products in the sport industry. In addition to 3,000 participating athletes, 10,000 more are expected to participate over the course of the expo. Under its medical tent, OrthoNOW™ will have a full staff of orthopedic subspecialists, critical care specialists all volunteering their time and expertise including 3 Physician Assistants, 6 Registered Nurses and 6 Medical Assistants.
“OrthoNOW™ is proud to be the Exclusive Medical Provider of IRONMAN® 70.3 for a second year,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center located in Doral. “Last year, our team treated more than 350 athletes and only 1 of them needed transportation to a local hospital for further care, saving time, money and undue burden on the participating athletes, insurance providers and local hospitals. This is a triathlon, not a crossfit competition, and the issues of dehydration, hyperthermia, and cardiac arrhythmias are all relevant problems. Treating sports injuries is at the core of the specialized care that we provide to elite athletes like those participating in IRONMAN® but also to everyday sports enthusiasts and weekend warriors,” Badia concludes.
OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center is a walk-in care clinic located in Doral, Florida with 15 specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, cuts, sports, and workers’ compensation injuries. OrthoNOW™ has an in-house digital X-ray, MRI, on-site operating rooms and provides follow up care, and rehabilitation. OrthoNOW™ accepts most major insurance, has extended weekend hours and no appointment is necessary.
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