Cayuga Health: Cortland’s walk-in clinic is when patients need rapid orthopedics care (Sponsored Content)

Cayuga Orthopedics Immediate Care at 1122 Commons Avenue, Cortland provides walk-in service for patients needing orthopedic care. (Photo provided by Cayuga Health).

Orthopedist Blake Marson, MD, provides onsite evaluations and care

By CAYUGA HEALTH

The Cayuga Orthopedics Immediate Care in Cortland offers onsite walk-in appointments that include diagnosis and treatment of upper and lower extremity issues, injuries, fractures, arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis. Casting services and equipment such as braces, boots, orthotics, crutches, and more are also available on-site.

Blake Marson, MD, sees patients at the walk-in clinic. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Cayuga Orthopedics, the region’s largest provider of comprehensive orthopedic diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitation services.

Blake Marson, MD. (Photo provided by Cayuga Health).

During his 30 years as an orthopedist, Dr. Marson has focused his attention on major surgeries of knee and hip joint replacement and reconstruction while providing general orthopedic care for broken bones, arthritis and wrist and hand injuries. The insights he gained from surgery provide broad experience in diagnosing orthopedic injuries, non-surgical treatments and surgical care when needed.

“Typically, patients want to be seen by an orthopedic specialist right away,” says Dr. Marson. “The idea of Immediate Care is for any patient to get the care they need at the very highest level for a variety of orthopedic problems.”

Early in his career, Dr. Marson worked at Level One trauma centers in Philadelphia, Boston, and Pittsburgh. He was chief of orthopedic surgery at the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Tucson and assistant professor of clinical surgery at the University of Arizona. Before joining Cayuga Orthopedics in 2016, Dr. Marson was an orthopedic surgeon practicing at hospitals in Cooperstown and Hamilton, N.Y., specializing in adult reconstructive care while also serving as a consultant on disability case reviews.

Those decades of surgical, teaching, and consulting experiences provide him with a perspective on patient care that is now part of his practice as a non-surgical orthopedist at Cayuga Orthopedics in Cortland. As an orthopedist, Dr. Marson is at the start of the decision process for patients seeking treatment for muscle or skeletal issues. Injured patients get examined and evaluated at his 1122 Commons Ave., Cortland office. Treatment often begins the same day as the first visit. If surgery is needed, an appointment with a Cayuga Orthopedics surgeon is made, and Dr. Marson’s work-up on the patient reduces the time before an operation is scheduled.

“Patients get quick access to high-quality orthopedic care, an analysis of their injuries from a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with decades of experience and a definitive answer on a treatment plan,” Dr. Marson says. “When I see that a patient needs surgery, they really need surgery. I connect them with the right surgeon, so treatment begins promptly,” Dr. Marson says.

A patient can get a walk-in orthopedic evaluation at Cayuga Orthopedics Immediate Care. Patients who receive early treatment may avoid developing more serious conditions that may require surgery to repair.

 

Cayuga Orthopedics Immediate Care at 1122 Commons Avenue in Cortland is open weekdays, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and offers convenient parking. No appointment is necessary, but appointments can be made by calling (607) 428-8004.