AUBURN — Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) announced recently it has begun a partnership with Urgent Care of Auburn (formerly Insource Urgent Care) to provide “convenient” access to orthopedic care for patients in Auburn and surrounding locations.
Kevin Lake, currently a physician’s assistant with SOS, now sees patients Thursday afternoons at Urgent Care of Auburn, located at 37 West Garden St., Suite 105.
Urgent Care of Auburn (www.urgentcareofauburn.com) opened about one-and-a-half years ago, led by medical director, Mark McSwain, M.D. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and has been providing primary care in the Auburn area for 12 years.
“This partnership [with SOS] is a logical step for Urgent Care of Auburn, and more importantly offers greater patient convenience,” McSwain said in a news release. “Our patients now have easier access to some sub-specialties of orthopedics that aren’t currently available in the Auburn area, and are introduced to SOS through the familiarity of Urgent Care of Auburn.”
Many patients of Urgent Care are elderly and “do not feel comfortable driving into Syracuse or beyond for orthopedic care, and this partnership offers a solution,” Nicole Chidsey, community relations coordinator at SOS, added in an email.
Lake will be able to treat current and new patients at Urgent Care of Auburn with specialty orthopedic treatments that have been previously unavailable to patients there. While patients may initially receive orthopedic treatment at Urgent Care with Lake, they may need to receive follow-up care at another SOS location, the release stated. SOS also has offices in Camillus, Baldwinsville, Cicero, Clay, DeWitt, Fayetteville, Liverpool, North Syracuse, Onondaga Hill, and Syracuse,
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Lake joined SOS in 2011. He previously worked as a certified athletic trainer for nearly a decade, providing care and coverage for numerous athletic teams and events. Lake earned his master’s degree in the physician-assistant program at the Medical College of Ohio.