Orthopedic & Spine Urgent Care
Because we’re staffed by the orthopedic and neurosurgical spine specialists from MD West ONE, our urgent care is a better alternative to the emergency room for patients needing immediate care for bone and joint injuries.
For non-traumatic injuries, your first stop should be an orthopedic specialist. If you think you have a fracture or an acute (sudden onset) injury and need immediate care, walk-in services are conveniently available - no appointment necessary.
Why choose an Orthopedic & Spine Urgent Care?
Did you know the average time spent in Emergency Rooms before being sent home is 2.5 Hours? - According to ER Inspector, which records the average time spent in the 10 Emergency Room departments across Greater Omaha.
The average Emergency Room costs and insurance co-pays are higher than Urgent Care costs and co-pays. Save on the total cost of your care by directly accessing the specialists you need for accidents & injuries. Because your visit is an extension of our practice, the cost is the same as a regular office visit rather than the higher cost of an ER or general urgent care visit.
See the Specialist Sooner
Why waste time spent in an emergency room only to be sent to an outside orthopedic or spine specialist, when you can see them first? At MD West ONE, you are treated directly by our team of orthopedic & spine specialists and physician assistants.
Who should you see?
WHEN TO VISIT
General Urgent Care
- Cold, flu, and respiratory issues
- Stomach issues
- Conditions not related to bones, joints, or muscles
WHEN TO VISIT
MD West ONE Urgent Care
- Simple bone fractures
- Acute injury - pain when moving or touching
- Muscle and tendon strains
- Ligament and joint sprains
- Broken collarbone, AC joint sprain or separated shoulder
- Torn biceps, triceps or quadriceps tendon
- Finger, hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries
- Hamstring injuries
- Lower extremity injury with an inability to put weight on it
- New/ Onset neck or back pain (non-traumatic)
- New/ Onset Pinched nerve pain (non-traumatic)
- New/Onset Sciatica pain
- Sports injuries
WHEN TO VISIT
- Bone is visible or there is an open wound over the fracture
- Cuts and/or deep lacerations
- Area is burned
- Traumatic injuries with severe blood loss
- Deep cuts or lacerations with vascular injury
- Crushed limb(s)
Certain accidents and injuries require the attention of a hospital’s emergency room staff. If your issue falls within the Emergency Room category, please visit your nearest Emergency Department.
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Voted First Place in Best of Omaha 2020
MD West ONE has been serving the Greater Omaha Metro Area for more than 70 years. Originally known as GIKK Ortho Specialists and Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists, MD West ONE is now the most comprehensive musculoskeletal and nervous system private practice in the region. Comprised of 14 orthopedic specialists, 9 neurosurgeons and 17 physician assistants, MD West ONE is honored to be awarded First Place Private Practice for 2020 Best of Omaha.
“ONE stands for Ortho Neuro Excellence, and it’s our mission to deliver the most advanced, efficient orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine care in the area,” explains Dr. Daniel Gaffney, an upper extremity orthopedic specialist at MD West ONE. Through their specialized approach, the physicians are able to focus their entire practice solely on the treatment of one area of the body. This gives them an unparalleled level of expertise in treating conditions of the entire musculoskeletal and nervous system from head-to-toe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of going to MD West ONE Orthopedic & Spine Urgent Care versus a general urgent care center or emergency room?
A: Our orthopedic and neurosurgical spine physicians and physician assistants are specially trained in bone, muscle, and joint injuries. ER departments and traditional urgent care centers are staffed by providers who are skilled at identifying and offering immediate treatment for a wide variety of conditions. However, these providers must refer patients to specialists for ongoing and follow-up treatment.
When an orthopedic injury occurs, patients seeking care at a general urgent care or ER are referred to an orthopedic specialist afterward. Orthopedic & Spine Urgent Cares, like MD West ONE, cut out the middle man and offer seamless specialist care. Because your visit is an extension of our practice, the cost is the same as a regular office visit rather than the higher cost of an ER or general urgent care visit.
Q: What kind of inuries can be treated at MD West ONE's Orthopedic & Spine Urgent Care?
- Wrist, and hand sprains/fractures
- Foot, ankle and leg injuries
- Shoulder injuries (fractures and rotator cuff)
- Knee injuries
- Back, neck, spine injuries (less than one month old)
- Back, neck and spine flare-ups from a previous condition
- Worksite or industrial accidents
- Sports injuries
Q: Will I see a surgeon during my urgent care visit?
A: You may see an Orthopedic Specialist or a Physician Assistant who has completed special training in orthopedics. All of our Physician Assistants work alongside our Orthopedic & Spine specialists and have extensive experience in examining patients to determine what injuries require further diagnostic care and treatment. There is always an orthopedic surgeon on call for serious injuries.
Q: What kind of insurance do you accept?
A: MD West ONE is in-network with all major insurance carriers and Medicare programs. We charge regular insurance copays free of any facility fees and accept all major credit cards as well as cash.
- Aetna/Coventry (including CHI and Medicare plans)
- BCBS NE (Blue Classic, Blue Preferred, Network Blue, all out of state BCBS, Select Blue Choice)
- Bright Health
- Champ VA
- Corvel WC
- Dept of Labor NE
- Elite Choice
- First Health
- Humana & Humana Medicare plans
- Amerigroup – IA Medicaid
- Midlands Choice
- Ohara Work Comp
- United Health Care
- UHC Community Plan – NE Medicaid
- Nebraska Total Care – NE Medicaid
- Wellcare of Nebraska – NE Medicaid
- Iowa Medicaid
- IA Total Care – IA Medicaid (eff 7/1/2019)
Out of Network Insurances:
- Health Alliance Medicare Plan
- Tricare plus
- Medicare plans from other states
DISCLAIMER: There may be employer-specific plans we are not in-network with, so it is best to check with your insurance before your appointment to confirm your office visit will be covered.
MD West ONE has harnessed a network of the most advanced orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine care in the region. Whether you come to MD West One with pain stemming from an injury, over-usage, degeneration or illness, you’ll have efficient access to high-quality, cost-effective care.