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COVID-19 (coronavirus) TeleMedicine

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we realize our patients may have questions.

The use of TeleMedicine will be used if you would like to speak with the doctor or nurse about your condition by phone and prefer not to come into the office with a non-emergent case. All routine visits can be done via TeleMedicine. If you would like to schedule a TeleMedicine visit, please call the office to schedule. We will remain open for all acute and urgent orthopedic conditions including post-operative care, fractures, sprains, and tendon tears/injury that require in person evaluation and treatment.

As of right now, all elective surgeries are cancelled until April 1st, 2020. This date can be extended if governing bodies along with local hospitals and outpatient centers decide it is in the best interest of the public to do so.

The office phones will be answered Monday - Friday. Please feel free to call if you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment, medications, or orthopedic related questions. If you have a pressing orthopedic issue, call the office. If we do not answer or it is after hours, you can speak to a doctor through the answering service, or go to the emergency room. You can also leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We continue to ask that anyone with a scheduled appointment that has traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days to please reschedule their appointments. The CDC recommends that patients reschedule their appointments if they have the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Please seek medical advice from your primary care physician, if you develop any of these symptoms.

We will take every precaution to make sure our patients and staff members remain safe during this time. We are here for you and will answer any questions you may have.

Julie Pruim, NP

Julie Pruim, NPis board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She works closely with Dr. Gregory McComis providing the best care possible to her patients. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, and diagnosis and management of orthopedic health and medical conditions.

Julie began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1998. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Family Practice Nursing from Purdue University Northwest in 2014. Julie brings over 20 years of nursing to North Point Orthopaedics. She believes in building long lasting and trusting relationships with her patients, and has a strong commitment to injury prevention and health promotion through patient education. She is especially interested in the areas of osteoporosis, fall prevention, and youth sports safety and injury prevention. Julie also provides pre-op and post-op patient education, helping decrease patient’s anxiety before surgery, resulting in excellent long-term outcomes.

As a Nurse Practitioner she collaborates with all members of the North Point Orthopaedics team to ensure the best possible outcomes for North Point Orthopaedics patients. Being an active volunteer in youth sports, Julie enjoys working with the Northwest Indiana community. She is married and the mother of two children.

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