Think about how it feels when you hit what many call your “funny bone.” Ouch! Now imagine how painful it must be to fracture your elbow. Here are some important facts and what you should know about an elbow fracture injury.
(ALBANY, NY) – The physician board of OrthoNY has appointed Michele Brinkman
Brinkman had served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2017, overseeing the
practice’s 14 locations offering urgent care, clinical care, pain management, ambulatory
surgery and physical therapy throughout the Capital/Saratoga Region. Among her most
significant projects in this role was developing a workflow and cross-training program
toward implementation of a new Electronic Medical Record system. Brinkman also
collaborated with the developer and construction team for a new 41,000-square-foot
medical office building, directing the internal operational team action list that resulted in
the project coming in approximately $350K below budget. And most recently, she
created and successfully led an organizational emergency plan in response to the
COVID-19 global pandemic.
Brinkman joined OrthoNY just prior to the practice’s formation from the merger of
Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga in January 2013. As
Director of Human Resources, she enhanced employee relations, strengthened
recruitment and retention efforts, and provided benefits administration for approximately
300 staff members.
“Since she was hired in 2012, Michele has managed every shift in the practice by
focusing on its impact to our employees. She is committed to the people who keep us
running and the providers who make bone and joint care a priority,” stated OrthoNY
President Dr. George Silver.
“Michele has spent the last year tirelessly working to keep us, our staff and our patients
safe through unprecedented circumstances, while still managing day-to-day operations
and overseeing a massive building project in Clifton Park that brought all of our services
under one roof for the first time,” he continued. “We are thrilled to have her leadership
through this transition.”
Previously, Brinkman was the Human Resources Manager for Cascades Tissue Group
in Waterford, NY, and held similar positions at Merak North America, NU Horizons
Electronics Group and BSI of New York.
OrthoNY is a group of 41 physicians, 33 physician assistants and nurse practitioners,
and more than 300 others Saving Lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care. For more
information, visit www.orthoNY.com.
You tweaked your knee riding your bike and after applying ice for several days, it doesn’t feel much better. Maybe you want to improve your overall fitness level, but are experiencing injuries that sideline you. Are you experiencing the same injuries over and over again? If so, it may be time for a sports medicine visit.
Thank you for choosing OrthoNY for your orthopaedic care and for helping us keep you safe and well. OrthoNY follows the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the NYS Department of Health to ensure that we do everything possible to keep our offices safe for our patients, staff and providers.
Urgent Care services are available in our Albany, Saratoga and Schenectady locations. Albany Urgent Care will be open Monday-Friday, from 8 – 8 and Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 2. Saratoga, Clifton Park, and Schenectady urgent care locations will be open Monday – Friday from 8 – 5. Our Saratoga office is also open Saturdays from 9 – 12. Our Ambulatory Surgery Centers are open for all surgeries.
OrthoNY will screen patients upon arrival, enforce social distancing guidelines and limit the number of visitors in our offices. You may be asked to wait in your car and be called in for your appointment in the event social distancing cannot be maintained due to high traffic; you will also be required to wear a face-covering during your visit to any of our locations. Our offices have gone through a deep clean process and are sterilized throughout the day and every evening. These processes have been implemented to help keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.
If you are a patient considered high-risk, have traveled and/or have symptoms of fever, cough, or respiratory issues, please call our office before coming to your appointment or using our walk-in clinics. We will continue to offer telemedicine appointments for our patients and may be able to help you avoid an unnecessary office visit. Call our office at 518-489-2663 and an OrthoNY representative will be able to assist you.
If you have ever suffered with shoulder pain, you know it can range from simply annoying to severe, and it sometimes moves down your arm towards the elbow. Your shoulder joint is complicated, and pain can emanate from multiple problem areas. Let’s discover 7 causes and symptoms of right shoulder and arm pain…but there are many more.
When you have joint pain, it becomes top of mind every time you move. It doesn’t matter if it’s your knee, elbow, hip, or shoulder. Move, and there’s pain. It limits your ability to participate in sports, to exercise, play with your children or grandchildren, and it interferes with just plain everyday activities. So, what is the tipping point of joint pain, and when is it time to see a specialist?
Arthritis can affect your back, most commonly in the lower neck and back. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, although the exact cause may not be known. If you suffer from arthritis in your back, it may be difficult to decide when to seek treatment. Keep reading for some clarification.
Walk right in, if you can to an orthopedic urgent care center. They are available for most types of orthopedic problems with little to no wait time. If you or someone you love sustains a non-life threatening accident, it is a convenient option. So, what types of treatment can you get at an ortho urgent care?
Most days your hand and wrist hurt, and you have no idea why. Maybe you’ve gotten used to having the discomfort, and you keep popping anti-inflammatory meds. Since discovering the reason for the pain might reduce or eliminate it, here are 9 possible causes for that recurring pain!
OrthoNY was featured in Saratoga Family Magazine’s Christmas Edition! Click here to check out the full issue.