We are accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call us at (580) 353-8600.
Please have your demographic information (medical insurance, driver license numbers, work/home phone numbers and addresses etc.) available at the time you are scheduling your appointment. It will be more efficient if you will bring the following items to your appointment with you:
- All insurance cards
- Physician referral, if your insurance requires you to have a referral from your primary care physician
- Copies of any images or studies, such as X-Rays or MRIs that you may have previously had
- If another orthopaedic physician has seen you before, or if you have ever previously had orthopaedic surgery, you should obtain your clinic notes from that physician and your operative reports and bring them with you.
- If your injury stems from an injury at work then you should bring all information pertaining to your claim such as: Claim Number, Claim Adjuster, Employers Name, Address and Phone Number, the date of the injury and the exact circumstances surrounding the injury, and any hospitals or other physicians who treated you for the injury
- If your injury stems from a motor vehicle accident, you should bring a copy of the liability insurance involved.
- If your injury stems from an accident at school, you should have your coach fill out the accident form and submit it to our office.
- Please bring a detailed list with accompanying dosages of ALL of your medications you are currently taking
Meet Abby Navarro
In June 2012, Abby Navarro hyperextended her left knee playing basketball and tore her ACL, a major stabilizing ligament in the knee joint. She also injured her meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a cushion between the thighbone and shinbone. “It hurt immediately,” Abby remembers. “I knew it was bad.”
The next day Dr. Wayne Johnson, an orthopaedic surgeon at Southwestern Medical Center, performed a patellar tendon graft, taking a section of Abby’s patellar tendon below the kneecap and grafting it to replace the ruptured ACL.
Six months of intense physical therapy followed at Southwestern Medical Center. “The staff was
so friendly,” Abby says. “They really made every visit enjoyable.”
By December, Abby was back on the court playing center for the Lady Wolverines, averaging 13 points per game and earning All- State Honorable Mention her senior year.
Abby isn’t the only member of the Navarro family who appreciates Dr. Johnson and the physical therapy staff at Southwestern. Her father, David, recently had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. Johnson and chose Southwestern Medical Center for his physical therapy.
“My dad speaks so highly of Dr. Johnson and the PT staff,” Abby says. “Thanks to them, he’s able to enjoy walking and swimming again, and my knee is stronger than ever!”
Meet Ed White
Ed White wasn’t a bit concerned about having knee replacement surgery at Southwestern Medical Center this past December. That’s because he attended Joint Camp, a new service provided to help patients prepare for surgery at Southwestern Medical Center.
“About seven of us who were having joint replacement surgery met with members of the staff about a week before my operation,” says Ed, who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring. “We completed all our paperwork and had all of our questions answered.
Then we had our blood drawn and any other tests that we needed. In no time at all, I was out of there.
I’ve never seen that kind of efficiency in a hospital before. Usually you have to wait and wait. The day of the surgery, I walked in the hospital ready to go. And because I knew what to expect, I wasn’t anxious.”
Dr. Stephen Davenport, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Southwestern Medical Center, performed Ed’s knee replacement. Dr. Davenport has served as a national instructor training other orthopaedic surgeons in different joint replacement techniques as well as computer- assisted surgery.
“Dr. Davenport is very kind and considerate,” Ed says. “And kudos to the person who came up with the idea of Joint Camp! It just shows how Southwestern Medical Center really puts the needs of the patient first.”
We accept most insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Here’s a listing of some of the plans we accept, but please don’t hesitate to call us if you don’t see your insurance listed since this list changes periodically.
- Beech Street
- Blue Lincs
- Community Care
- Coventry Health Care
- Health Net
- Humana/Choice Care Network
- Lawton Community Health
- OSMA Health
- PacifiCare PHCS
- PMA Group
- PPO Oklahoma
- Preferred Community Choice PPO
- Pro-Net Public Health
- United Health Care
Our office will gladly file your insurance for you. Your insurance company expects you to pay your co-pay or deductible at the time of your appointment with us. Exceptions include Workers Compensation. Since most insurance companies do not reimburse the total amount due, you will be responsible for any charges that are not covered under your plan. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, cash or check.
If your injury is a result of a motor vehicle accident or if it is currently involving litigation, you will still be responsible for your bill at the time of service. We do not accept liability claims as compensation. If you have questions involving your account or about our billing processes, please contact our office and we will be glad to assist you.
The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace
One of our roles as a healthcare provider is to help make our community healthier by providing relevant information and education. Here are the key facts you need to know about the Affordable Care Act:
- The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance, effective January 1, 2014. The goal is to make coverage more accessible and affordable for people who don’t have health insurance or who have limited coverage.
- There are new, affordable insurance options available for people without insurance.
- All insurance plans have to cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room care, and prescriptions.
- Financial help is available so it’s easier for people to find plans that fit their budgets.
- All insurance plans have to show the costs and what is covered in simple language with no fine print.
- Insurance plans can’t deny people for pre-existing conditions.
- Help is available online, by phone, and in person to help people find the plan that works best for them. Plus there’s support for every language that’s spoken in the United States.
For more information about the Affordable Care Act or about getting insurance through the Marketplace, visit the website at www.HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.
Open Enrollment is typically from mid-November through February. However, even when open enrollment for the year has ended, people may still have options to get health coverage through the Marketplace.
Here’s how you can still get coverage through the Marketplace or through Medicaid/CHIP even after Open Enrollment has ended.
- See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period — If you do, then you can buy a private health plan through the Marketplace. You can get coverage in special cases, including:
- Apply for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — you can do this any time, all year. If you qualify you can enroll immediately.
- Small businesses can apply for SHOP coverage any time, all year.
- Members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. There is no limited enrollment period for these groups, and they can change plans as often as once a month.
If none of these options work for you, be aware that the Open Enrollment period for the new year will begin in November. Of course, you can still purchase insurance from a private company or an individual representative at any time.
Important: If you don’t have minimum essential coverage, you must either pay a fee or have an exemption from paying the fee. For more information about the Affordable Care Act or about insurance obtained through the Marketplace, visit the website at www.HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.