APRIL 27 UPDATE: We will be reopening for elective surgeries, new patient appointments, and follow-up appointments on Monday, May 18.
We will continue to provide updates on the Midlands Orthopaedics website. When this epidemic is over, we will have a massive job with catching up.
Any questions and advice will be handled by Nancy Smith from home. She will be available 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays through the Athena portal, email, and her phone number.
Lee Webb and Dr. Gross will be available to assist Nancy Smith daily and will call patients if needed.
Phone: 803-256-4107 x7125
If problems are too severe to be handled remotely, Dr. Gross will see you in a Columbia emergency room where coronavirus protective equipment is available. Please contact Nancy Smith first and we will direct you to the appropriate facility. There is a possibility that we may also be able to see patients in the office facility emergency room.
National and Statewide coronavirus directives from health officials will determine how we can best handle this. Please do not go to any emergency room because Dr. Gross will not be able to see you in most emergency rooms.
Also it should be noted that going to the emergency room will entail more risk for the patient and the doctor as those are high exposure areas for the coronavirus. Therefore, we will do everything possible to handle the problem away from a hospital environment.
Thomas P. Gross, MD