The marriage between UPMC’s Teleconsult Center at Northwest Hospital and UPMC’s Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates’ spine surgeons is a match made in medical heaven.

This new UPMC initiative will allow patients in the northern-most parts of Pennsylvania (as well as parts of New York and Ohio) to receive the spinal care they need without having to drive hours-on-end to see the best, most experienced spine doctors.

How does tele-consulting work?

First, patients who are referred by their PCP for having neck and back problems will book an appointment with Three Rivers Orthopedics for a Teleconsult at Northwest Hospital.

Next, patients will be checked in and have their vitals taken by the caring and compassionate staff at UPMC’s Northwest Hospital.

Then, with the assistance of the knowledgeable Northwest staff, patients will be seen by our doctors as if they were sitting in our St. Margaret office!

Don’t you just love what technology can do for you? We do!

Conditions, problems, and challenges we currently tele-consult about include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Spine disorders
  • Herniated/ruptured discs
  • Osteoporosis of spine
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis
  • Fracture Care

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain and live near UPMC’s Northwest Hospital, get the care you deserve by calling 412-782-3990 today to book your first spine tele-consultation.