The medical office building of the future is going up along US 281 near Redland Road on the city's far north side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Developed by Worth & Associates, the 123,000 square foot RidgeWood Plaza II is being designed to the specifications of the medical practice of the coming decades by TSAOG Orthopaedics, which will be the building's primary tenant.
Dr. Sergio Viroslav, VP of TSAOG Orthopaedics, formerly the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, says as the Baby Boomer generation, and the Gen-X generation behind it, ages, they will want to remain active, and practices like his will have to come up with ways to make that happen.
"They're not sitting around just waiting to get old and retire," he said. "They want to travel, they want to take care of their grandkids."
He says the key to medicine in the future will be speed, efficiency, and quality care.
"Those people want to get up and going, that's what this is about. This place will be defined by it's ability to get people up and going in a safe manner."
He says multi day hospital stays are yesterday's health care, both due to the economics of hosptialization as well as a desire of patients to come in, get the procedure, and get back on their feet.
The TSAOG Orthopeadics facility will also include a state of the art research wing, which will allow technicians and physicians to come up with the newest generation of artificial joints and other treatments, which will make that active senior lifestyle possible, especially as people live longer and healthier lives.
The new building, which will be open by the summer of 2020, will also include TSAOG's popular 'Ortho Now' walk in clinic, as well as a 150 seat auditorium, which will be open to the public for booking private events.
PHOTO: TSAOG ORTHOPAEDICS