MoonlightOrtho® is the First and Only stand-alone, Orthopedic-specific telemedicine practice, offering a user-friendly and all-inclusive telehealth “hub” for musculoskeletal care.
Capable of bringing patients interested in telemedicine services together with our forward-thinking providers, a New Patient Visit at MoonlightOrtho utilizes a cutting edge form of “Asynchronous Video Telecommunication”. This unique feature bypasses the need for “real time” or “face time” video communication with the physician, and allows the patient to upload a brief self-video at the patients convenience, after hours, nights and weekends – even during moonlight hours! With asynchronous video, patients may point to exactly where their pain or symptoms occur, what position makes it better or worse, what limitation in range of motion they may have, etc.; without the interruption of an impatient physician talking during their exam.
The MoonlightOrtho® physician will then give an Assessment and make Recommendations based on the patients video and a medical questionnaire. Treatment via MoonlightOrtho may include: a prescription for a medication, a lab order, an imaging order for an X-ray, MRI or a CT scan, an order for an EMG or a nerve study, or a referral to Physical Therapy or a sub-specialist such as a Rheumatologist, Physiatrist, or Neurologist.
Who is MoonlightOrtho®?
We are a seasoned group of forward-thinking Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Physicians who wanted to offer our patients more choices in their healthcare delivery. We are NOT medical students, nurses or other non-clinical personnel, as we believe that it takes a few years of clinical experience, as a provider, to be comfortable treating patients in a telemedicine/telehealth setting. We provide our Bio & Practice Location (resume) for your review, as you the consumer need to make the most educated decision possible regarding YOUR medical care.
We take a conservative and “team approach” to treating our patients and have partnered with telehealth Physical Therapists to offer a “live chat” feature with a licensed PT; because mobility is life and we want to make sure our patients exercises are prescribed and preformed appropriately. In keeping with our conservative approach, we have also compiled several short, informational videos, from fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeons, discussing the most common orthopedic conditions we encounter. This list can be found within our OrthoU video library, which may be accessed by simply registering for a FREE patient account.
Why Choose MoonlightOrtho®?
At MoonlightOrtho we are able to bypass the constraints of a traditional, office-based practice, to offer our patients high quality, concierge-style musculoskeletal care, on their time schedule, and from the comfort of any location the THEY may choose.
On average, patients may wait 4-6 weeks or more to be seen by a busy Orthopedic Surgeon in a traditional office-based setting, but with MoonlightOrtho® you may be seen by that same surgeon within 24-36 hours. If you’re reading this as a patient you are obviously an informed consumer, and realize that every initial doctors visit does not need to consist of taking time out of your busy schedule to jump through the hoops required at most offices, when you may have already done some of your own research and just need a provider to confirm the diagnosis and offer treatment options. WE UNDERSTAND THIS! MoonlightOrtho offers the following e-visit types with our team of seasoned musculoskeletal providers.: Curbside Consult, New Patient Visit, Second Opinion, and a FREE Post-Operative Visit.
With rising healthcare costs and the increase in high-deductible insurance plans, as well as the ever-busy and hectic lifestyles that our patients are choosing to live, MoonlightOrtho may be able offer you simple solutions to common orthopedic problems, while providing a reasonable and transparent fee schedule; all while working around YOUR schedule!