Lincoln Elks, Illinois Elks and ALMH Bring Free Clinic to Children
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[June 04, 2014]
LINCOLN - The Lincoln Elks #914 Lodge
in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation
and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will once again sponsor a free
children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on July 1, 2014 at ALMH.
Assessments will be conducted by David Olysav, MD.
Dr. Olysav, an orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic, will
be conducting the clinic. The clinic is from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and
is by appointment only. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child
reviewed for bone and joint development. If your child has an
uncorrectable deformity, complains of back, knee, leg, ankle pain or
has a back curvature, they can be seen at the clinic. No medical
referral is necessary for the clinic, however, physicians are
welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a specific reason or
second opinion. School nurses are also welcome to refer children and
families to the clinic.
The Elks Organization has been working with physically challenged
children since 1928. There are 17 clinic locations throughout
Illinois. The Elks will provide financial assistance to their best
of their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty
equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In
the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective
shoes, braces, orthotics, wheelchairs and augmentative communication
devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Stahlhut
in Lincoln, IL. To make an appointment for the clinic on July 1,
call the Illinois Elks Children’s Care office at 1-800-272-0074
anytime between 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. There are no
charges for any services performed at the clinic. Additional
clinics are scheduled for October 7, 2014 and January 13, 2015.
[Text received; ANGELA STOLTZENBURG,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL]