HEALING HANDS CLINIC
What: Free evaluations and treatment recommendations from specially trained hand surgeons
Who: Children and adults with acute or chronic injuries from fingertips to elbow
When: 8-11 a.m. – one Wednesday each month
Where: Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, lower level, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown
Why: Increase access and decrease wait time to see hand care specialists, designed for the underprivileged and uninsured
How: Call 610-776-3345 for appointment
The “Healing Hands Clinic” started in 2008 at Good Shepherd’s Health and Technology Center by Dr. Jay Talsania, Dr. Richard Battista, and Dr. Patrick McDaid of OAA. Currently, its continued by Dr. Talsania and Dr. McDaid. The surgeons examine as many as a dozen patients at each clinic and when necessary, operate at no fee.
The clinic takes children and adults covered by insurance or not.
Although the surgeons will waive their fees for clinic patients, there may charges for follow-up X-rays at imaging centers and surgery suites at hospitals.
Good Shepherd provides the space and some staff to support the clinic.