Our Response to Coronavirus

Coronavirus Statement. 

Please know that there is nothing more important to us than the health of our patients and staff. The recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has now spread to New England, and we would like to advise everyone to observe all fundamental precautions to limit the contagion as much as possible.

The key first step is to remember the basics in your everyday activities: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue away
  • Stay home from work if you’re sick 
  • Avoid touching surfaces in public 
  • Try not to touch your face 
  • Avoid people who seem visibly sick

If you have any of the following symptoms, please call and reschedule your appointment; we thank you for your compliance in keeping everyone healthy and safe: 

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like symptoms

Our office locations (Bloomfield, Enfield, Springfield Ma) remain open so we can continue to care for you. We proactively increased our sanitization protocol beyond our already high standards of safety. 

If you, or anyone who accompanies you, arrive for your scheduled appointment and are visibly symptomatic, Advanced Orthopedics New England reserves the right to refuse treatment and reschedule you for a later date in order to protect other patients and our staff. 

While some visits, such as post-op appointments, need to be done in person, we are now offering telemedicine appointments – a scheduled video chat with your physician. Contact us for more information – to schedule an appointment call 860.728.6740 or via email info@ctortho.com

Thank you in advance for your compliance. Please stay safe and be healthy through the upcoming weeks.

Dr. Bissell interviewed on Better Connecticut

Dr. Scott Bissell was on Better CT recently talking about rotator cuff tear treatments, as well as other services we provide, including orthopedic urgent care. He and his PA Taylor Kelley did a wonderful job explaining everything, and many thanks to his super patient Lynda.

Click here to see the video.

Channel 3 Visits Our New Enfield Urgent Care

Coinciding with the launch of our new Orthopedic Urgent Care facility in Enfield, Channel 3’s Scot Haney and Better CT aired their excellent interview with our Dr. Berkowitz. See video here. 

New Enfield Urgent Care open September 30

We have now opened our new Urgent Care facility in Enfield at 113 Elm Street. For all sprains, strains and fractures just walk in, no appointment necessary. We are open Monday to Friday 9:00-5:00. For more information visit our Urgent Care page.

Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Wasserlauf and Dr. Bissell enhanced their surgical expertise last weekend, becoming certified to perform robotic surgery for knee and hip replacements. Advanced Orthopedics New England is now the place to  come to see if robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery is right for you.

Dr. Wasserlauf speaks at Sports Medicine Symposium

Our Dr. Wasserlauf recently spoke at the Select Physical Therapy 24th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium 2019: Running.
A great event designed to help the sports medicine professional prepare for the upcoming sports season and beyond.

Portions of the proceeds fund two student athletic training scholarships through the University of Connecticut Athletic Training Program.




Advanced Orthopedics on TV

We are on TV right now, showing off our Bloomfield Urgent Care and our Enfield office, while highlighting all our treatment capabilities. If you live anywhere close to these areas look out for our new advertisement in your favorite cable shows.

Channel 3 visit our Enfield office to interview Dr. Kimmel

Channel 3’s Kara Sundlun was at our Enfield office recently interviewing Dr. Kimmel and his team, and a super patient of his, AIC rugby player Ally Pothier, who recently had ACL surgery and is now in the rehab phase of treatment. It is always a pleasure to welcome Better Connecticut


Welcome to the practice Jessica Temple, MS, PA-C

Jessica is a certified Physician Assistant working with Dr. Kruger evaluating and treating disorders of the spine. She recently relocated from Kentucky where she worked for an orthopedic spine practice, specializing in post-operative spine care and managing orthopedic spine disorders in the hospital setting. Jessica is passionate about educating her patients on their conditions and treatment options so they can be more active participants in their recovery.

She graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She went on to attend Stony Brook University’s Physician Assistant Program and graduated with honors in 2013 with a Master of Science degree.  She is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the State of Connecticut. Jessica is a mother of two young children and enjoys spending her free time with her family and their dog Theo.



Taylor Kelley, PA-C joins Advanced Orthopedics

We are excited to welcome Taylor Kelley to our practice.

Taylor is a recent graduate from the Springfield College Physician Assistant Program, with a Master’s of Science degree. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Providence College, where she was a four-year member of the Providence College Women’s Soccer team.

She completed her pre-graduate hours at Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group with Dr. Kimmel and Elizabeth McAvoy, PA-C, which played an influential role in choosing orthopedics as her specialty. She has also spent time as a medical scribe at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA.

She is very involved in coaching youth soccer in her hometown of Suffield, CT and loves to be involved with the young athletes. She recently had a baby girl, Charlotte, and is loving life as a new mom!

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