New building gives patients, athletes more access to care
Champaign, Ill.—People who need Orthopedic and Sports Medicine care will receive it at the new facility at First Street and Windsor Road in Champaign. Carle unveiled the new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine facility January 12.
The 52,000-square-foot building will be home for more than 50 physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and athletic trainers. These providers will serve people in Champaign County and across the region.
- Beginning Monday, January 16, Orthopedics and therapy appointments—previously at 1802 S. Mattis Avenue, Champaign—will take place at the new facility.
- And beginning Monday, January 30, Carle Sports Medicine appointments—previously at 810 North Anthony Drive, Urbana—will take place at the new facility. This includes the Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic.
“More people need orthopedic care now as baby boomers age and people live longer in general,” said James C. Leonard, MD, president and chief executive officer, The Carle Foundation. “Whether they need advanced orthopedic or sports medicine services, we’re thrilled to bring our program under one roof to give patients access to the care they need.”
Injury diagnosis, orthopedic rehabilitation, specialized athletic training like a six-week course to prevent knee injuries and injury-prevention programs for 23 sports, will expand in the new building.
“We see a variety of needs, from those who develop conditions such as arthritis and others who sustain injuries from sports, work, accidents or overuse,” said Robert Gurtler, MD, director, Carle Sports Medicine, Head Team Physician for University of Illinois Athletics and Chairman of Orthopedics for Carle.
“Being in a contemporary facility specially designed to care for orthopedic needs will help us advance the care we provide. We look forward to working with our colleagues at the University of Illinois and conducting Sports Medicine research that will benefit not only athletes at Illinois, junior colleges and high schools, but also anyone who needs orthopedic care throughout the region.”
Carle is communicating directly with patients to guide them to the right location for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine visits. Those with questions about an upcoming Orthopedic or Sports Medicine appointment may call (217) 383-3260.