AMHERST — Cooley Dickinson Health Care has opened its second orthopedic injury clinic. The Amherst clinic, at 170 University Dr., is in addition to the West Hatfield orthopedic injury clinic location, which opened in the fall of 2016.
The orthopedic injury clinic staff diagnose and treat a variety of acute injuries including sprains and strains; sports injuries; foot, ankle, knee and hip injuries; hand, forearm, elbow and shoulder injuries; fractures and dislocations; pediatric injuries and infected nails. Depending on the nature of the injury, residents may be able to skip a visit to a local emergency department.
If a patient is in need of more advanced care, clinic staff facilitate access to an orthopedic surgeon at Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Clinic staff do not treat head injuries, chronic injuries or back pain.
The new clinic is headed by Physician Assistant John E. Hauschild, who earned board certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
No appointment is needed at either clinic location. Both clinics are open weekly, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.