We recommend that you call the office for an appointment to help the office schedule flow as smoothly as possible for all of our patients. Our staff may be able to accommodate you with an appointment the same day. We will try very hard to work in patients that need to be seen quickly.
On your first visit to our office you will be asked to fill out several forms. We strongly advise that you arrive about 30 minutes early for your first appointment so that you can get your forms completed and possibly be able to be taken back to the exam room to see the doctor closer to your appointment time. Certain forms are also required to be filled out if you are seeing the doctor for a new problem or if it has been more than a year since you have been to the office. We just want to make sure that we do have up-to-date information on each patient, all current medical history, medications, and insurance information. Please also bring your insurance card or cards with you and a list of your current medications and supplements, if any. Certain insurance companies require a referral from your primary care physician before allowing you to see a specialist. Co-payments and deductibles are due at time of service. We need to have that referral in our office prior to your appointment. Please check with you primary physician before the appointment date to make sure that they have sent this referral to our office to prevent any delay in your seeing the doctor. Please also let us know if you have had any x-rays or an MRI done on the same problem that we are going to see you, because we will want to see the actual images. Please bring in your imaging studies on CD or on film because interpreting the images is part of the service we provide in orthopaedic care.