Orthopedic FAQs

Why Go To Ortho

At Go To Ortho, all of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). ABOS Certification demonstrates an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s attainment to high standards for education, knowledge, experience, and skills. Collectively, we have over 50 years of experience dealing with trauma injuries in the Portland area, and our surgeons have privileges at all the major hospitals in Portland, including some surgery centers.

By going directly to Go To Ortho’s orthopedic specialists, patients can avoid extra appointments, as well as the typically higher costs of emergency room visits for non-life threatening injuries. An average visit at Go To Ortho may last approximately 30 minutes, including waiting time and X-ray, if needed. In comparison, the tracking website ER Wait Watcher reports a wait time of 40 to 45 minutes on average at a Portland-area hospital for someone with a broken bone just to receive pain medication, waiting for treatment or to see a specialist takes much longer.

During an appointment at Go To Ortho, our team of specialists will provide you with an immediate diagnosis of the injury, corrective treatment, and medication, if needed. We’ll also discuss your long-term options for recovery. In other clinics, you may get immediate attention, however, you would then be referred to a specialist for examination at a later date, prolonging wait times and increasing costs in physician visits. Not to mention, Go To Ortho’s physicians typically are the specialists that you would eventually be referred to for your injury anyway. Go To Ortho, therefore, is the go-to place to see qualified specialists from the start for better outcomes and less hassle–getting the care you need when you need it.  It is a more cost-effective way for integrated, streamlined care.

Other added benefits for our patients include

  • We provide stitches, x-ray and cast-splint-brace services on-site.
  • We provide full-service trauma care.
  • We accept walk-in appointments.  No appointment is necessary.
  • We accept most major insurance providers.
  • We can treat patients both in-network and out-of-network.

Let Go To Ortho be your go-to place for quick-care orthopedic injury treatment.

When Should I see Go To Ortho versus an emergency room?

If this is a life-threatening emergency, or if you or the injured person is experiencing heart attack or stroke symptoms, loss of consciousness, seizure or uncontrollable bleeding, please call 911.

If your injury is not life threatening and you do not want to wait a prolonged amount of time, come to Go To Ortho. Typical injury symptoms are sharp pain, swelling, bruising and tenderness, particularly as a result of a fall, collision or repetitive strain. Go To Ortho also treats cuts, wounds and joint pain.

What injuries do you treat?

We treat any immediate injury to your muscles, ligaments, joints or bones, including injuries to the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hips, pelvis, legs, knees, ankles and feet. As noted here on our website, we treat:

  • bleeding injuries like cuts and wounds.
  • damage to the bones and joints, such as breaks, fractures and dislocations.
  • muscle and tendon injuries like strains, sprains, crushes and tears.
  • problems caused over time like arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis.

Can you do stitches?


Can you treat back injuries?

Yes. We treat all back and neck injuries.

Can you treat children?

Yes, we can treat patients of all ages.

I don’t live in Beaverton or Lake Oswego, can I still be treated at Go To Ortho?

Yes, we treat patients from throughout the greater Portland Metro area or even those visiting.

Can I book my appointment online?

You can walk in anytime, no appointment needed. You can also request an appointment on our homepage or by calling 503-850-9950.

What if my injury requires surgery?

Our Go To Ortho physicians do perform surgeries, however, they do not perform surgeries at our urgent care clinic location. If your injury requires surgery, we can schedule your procedure with one of our surgeons or an affiliated surgeon at any one of a number of area hospitals convenient for you.

What if my injuries require ongoing treatment?

You’ve come to the right place because Go To Ortho can provide ongoing treatment. If your injury needs ongoing treatment, you can schedule appointments to continue your treatment with the specialists at Go To Ortho.

Can you send my records to my primary care doctor?

Yes, we can send medical information, with your permission, to other medical clinics and physicians.

Do you handle workers’ compensation claims?

Yes. We treat all injuries and are set up to report as needed for workers’ compensation.

I’ve been in a car accident. Can I be treated at Go To Ortho?

Yes, however, if your injuries are life threatening, call 911.

Can I get an MRI at Go To Ortho?

No, but we do perform X-rays and casting on site.

Is my visit at Go To Ortho covered by my insurance?

Yes, we accept most major providers, and can also treat patients both in-network and out-of-network.

Is my co-pay due at the time of my visit?


How Do I Book an Appointment?

The easiest, fastest way to book an appointment at Go To Ortho is on the homepage of our website.  However, walk-in appointments are also welcome during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You can also call (503) 850-9950 to make an appointment.

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