St. Charles Hospital Expands Orthopedic Program with New Physician Office Location in Commack
St. Charles Hospital expanded its Orthopedic program today with the opening of a new physician office for St. Charles Orthopedics. Located at 500 Commack Road, Suite 150, in Commack, the newly constructed office offers residents of western Suffolk the ability to make appointments with St. Charles Orthopedics’ surgical and non-surgical physicians at a location close to their home, work or school.
The Commack office also features a brand new GE® Optima MRI with Caring Suite. The Suite’s technology helps technicians to hear patients during the scanning process. In addition, patients can customize their scan experience by selecting music and choosing visuals to view while inside the scanner.
“We know that Suffolk County residents want high-quality orthopedic care in a place that is convenient to them. Our new Commack office aims to bring our board-certified orthopedic specialists into more communities while making it easy for patients to get an MRI right on-site," said Jim O’Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson.
The new Commack office is the seventh physician practice location for St. Charles Orthopedics and can be accessed from the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway and Sunken Meadow Parkway. Other physician practice locations for St. Charles Orthopedics include East Setauket, Patchogue, Riverhead, Southampton, Wading River and West Babylon. Twenty St. Charles Orthopedics physicians offer evaluation and treatment for every muscle, bone and joint in the body, as well as pain management, concussion, sports medicine, and regenerative medicine.
St. Charles Orthopedics surgeons operate at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson and St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, both members of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. In December 2016, St. Charles Orthopedics participated in a health care quality survey which examined care of St. Charles Hospital’s joint replacement patients at each stage of the surgical process, including from the first consultation in the physician office to post-surgical physician visits. The survey results helped St. Charles Hospital become the first in Suffolk County to achieve Advanced Certification in Joint Replacement from the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body in health care.