Emergencies

We are available to you and your family members after normal office hours.


For severe injuries

  • Call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center and ask the hospital to contact us.

For other injuries

  • During normal office hours (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) call our office for the first available appointment. We will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible in our office.
  • After normal hours, call our main number (302) 731-2888. Our doctor “on call” will return your call in cases of emergency.

Medication Refill Policy

If you are a current patient and are taking medication prescribed by a First State Orthopaedics physician, you may call during office hours Monday through Friday for a refill request or to explain problems you may be having with your medication. Please have your information ready when you call such as name, date of birth, name of medication, dosage, and name of your pharmacy. If a nurse or physician assistant is not able to take your call, your call may be sent to voice mail. All medication refills need an FSO physician’s approval. Please note that we will not refill prescriptions on the weekend or after hours, so it is important that you call us early in the week if you are close to being out of your medication. Most narcotic medications are cannot be refilled over the phone.


Once we have confirmed your request, please allow 48 hours for the prescription to be refilled.