DAPHNE, ALA. (July 23, 2020) —The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint is expanding its practice with the addition of Kristy W. Barrentine, a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Barrentine’s clinical focus has been spine treatment, with experience in both neurosurgery and interventional pain management.
Barrentine became a registered nurse in 2004 and earned a Master of Science in nursing in 2009 from the University of South Alabama. She has worked in hospital and outpatient specialty settings in Biloxi, Pascagoula and Ocean Springs, Miss., and moved to the Mobile/Baldwin County area to practice with a private pain management group until most recently. (photo: Kristy W. Barrentine, ACNP)
“We are delighted Kristy Barrentine joined our team at The Spine Institute,” said Charles Gordon, M.D., The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint. “Her extensive experience working with patients who suffer from neck and spine injuries makes her a great fit for our practice. We can’t wait for our patients to get to know Kristy.”
Barrentine is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and Bay Area Society of Nurse Practitioners.
Barrentine is available for new patients immediately. Appointments may be scheduled online by visiting thespineinstitutebbj.com or by calling 251.625.2663.
To all our patients and their families, please know your health and well-being continue to be our top priority. The physicians and staff of Baldwin Bone & Joint remain committed to taking extra precautions during this historic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak as we continue the gradual process of easing restrictions and lifting the State’s “stay at home” order. Please take a moment to read helpful information below to keep in mind as you prepare for your next visit with us.
Screening patients who may be at risk for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): All patients will be screened for COVID-19 exposure. Our automated pre-registration system will guide each patient through a series of questions that will help identify those risks. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms may be asked to reschedule their appointment as a remote telehealth visit.
Curbside check-in: To maintain additional social distancing, patients can now choose to “skip the lobby” and wait in their vehicle until called back to their exam room. Upon arrival in our parking lot, patients may simply call our front desk (625-2663) and one of our associates will provide instruction.
Telemedicine visits: In many instances, our physicians can serve the needs of patients remotely, using live audio and/or video. Those who choose this option will still receive the world-class care Baldwin Bone & Joint is known for. When scheduling an appointment, please ask an associate if interested in telehealth services.
Available masks for patients and guests: Consistent with Alabama Department of Health guidelines, face coverings are recommended but not required. Patients and guests are welcome to arrive with their own masks or we can provide a disposable mask.
One guest per patient appointment allowed. We ask our patients to limit their appointments to a maximum of one additional person.
Hand sanitizer and wipes available in our lobby and exam room areas. We continue to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and disinfection throughout all our clinic locations. Our lobby areas and exam rooms are adequately stocked with the supplies necessary for our patients and guests to maintain proper hygiene (hand sanitizer, wipes, gloves, tissue, etc.).
This continues to be an uncertain time for all of us but know that Baldwin Bone & Joint remains committed to your health. Until this crisis has passed (and it will pass), our staff remains committed to striving to maintain the same friendly, professional and safe environment you have come to rely upon.
DAPHNE, AL (April 10, 2020) – The continued spread of COVID-19 has called on everyone—and especially the healthcare system—to quickly adapt. Many hospitals have postponed elective surgeries to be rescheduled later as they deal with the current crisis. Elective surgeries are surgeries that are not life-threatening and can be scheduled in advance. The patient chooses to have the surgery to better his or her quality of life. Many orthopaedic surgeries fall under this category even though the underlying conditions can be very serious and the discomfort to the patient can be significant.
What can a patient do when his or her surgery is postponed due to COVID-19 safety measures? Though many orthopaedic conditions are not life-threatening, they can be painful and restrict your movement. Here’s some helpful advice on how patients can alleviate their pain while they wait for surgery.
- For certain sports injuries, you’ll want to participate in a physical therapy program to maintain strength and range of motion as you await your surgery.
- For knee injuries, you may need to minimize movements that use your knee, such as jumping and running—and also consider using additional knee support in some cases.
- Get plenty of rest and relaxation.
- Avoid movements like lifting up and bending down that might put too much pressure on your spine.
- Work with your physical therapist to determine whether to continue your physical therapy program.
- To alleviate painful symptoms, pain medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help.
- Minimize activities and movements that cause you joint pain, which might include running, jumping, and pivoting.
- Try applying heat (e.g. heating pads, hot baths) or cold (e.g. ice packs) to your affected joints to relieve pain – one may be more effective than the other in your particular case.
- Alleviate pain by using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or in some cases, an injection of a corticosteroid.
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- You may be advised to wear a wrist splint to hold your wrist during the night to relieve numbness and tingling.
- A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or corticosteroid injection administered by a physician can help relieve your pain.
Due to Increased Need for Patient Safety, Orthopaedic Physicians Respond with Real-time Video Appointments for Patients
Daphne, AL (April 6, 2020) – This is an unprecedented era in medicine, and while COVID-19 (Coronavirus) requires everyone to take extra precautions to remain safe, the health and well-being of our patients is still top priority for Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. The physicians of Baldwin Bone & Joint are now available to their patients through a secure Telehealth app (IM Your Doc) – similar to a FaceTime call.
With this tool, patients can connect with the team of orthopaedic specialists using real-time video, allowing them to service their individual orthopaedic needs while offering maximum protection for health information.
“We are excited to offer this newly utilized technology as an excellent tool for those patients who prefer to schedule their visit with their physician from the safety of their home via their mobile device, tablet or laptop computer.” States Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator with Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C..
To learn more, visit https://baldwinboneandjoint.com/make-an-appointment/ or call 251.625.2663.
Dr. Paul B. Canale, board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, was recently recognized with two awards, in part for the difference he makes in the lives of his patients.
Canale received Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Patients’ Choice Award for 2019 from Vitals, an online database of medical professionals owned by WebMD that ranks physicians based on patient experience and feedback.
(L-R:Drs. Hubley, Corbett, Canale, Harcourt, Goldman, Chamblee)
DAPHNE, Ala. (March 2, 2020) – Six board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons with Baldwin Bone & Joint were recently recognized with Patient Choice Awards for 2020 from Vitals, an online database of medical professionals owned by WebMD that ranks physicians based on patient experience and feedback.
“We are delighted that patients continue to confirm what we already know,” said Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator, Baldwin Bone & Joint. “Our physicians are highly-skilled surgeons and caring physicians who ensure that their patients understand their condition and treatment options.”
Special Campaign Partners with Local Schools, USA and Businesses to Keep on Giving Life to Old Shoes for Those in Need
Daphne, AL (December 9, 2019) – Local runners and exercise enthusiasts may have put a lot of miles on old running shoes, but when they are donated to the “Many More Miles” campaign, those shoes will come to life again as they land on the feet of someone who really needs them.
For the 17th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project, partnering with the Port City Pacers, Dr. Glenn Glass, The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, and Mobile and Baldwin County schools to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and Family Promise of Baldwin County.
August 15, 2019
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Baldwin Bone & Joint Opens New Office in Foley, AL
New Location, Same Great Doctors, Specialized Orthopaedic Care Foley, AL (August 15, 2019) – The physicians and staff of Baldwin Bone & Joint PC are pleased to announce the opening of their newest office location at 1400 N. McKenzie Street, Foley, AL. In response to continued growth in South Baldwin County, the practice is opening […]
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BALDWIN BONE & JOINT OPENS NEW OFFICE IN FOLEY, AL
Foley, AL ( August 15, 2019) – The physicians and staff of Baldwin Bone & Joint PC are pleased to announce the opening of their newest office location at 1400 N. McKenzie Street, Foley, AL.