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Preparing For Your First Appointment

At your first appointment, we will be collecting a lot of information from you. You can plan ahead to make the process go smoothly. Plan to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time in case there are forms to fill out. If you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call your doctor’s office at least 24 hours in advance.

What To Bring To Your Appointment

In order to give you the best possible care, your doctor needs as much information about you as possible. Make sure you have this information available for him or her at your appointment:
Insurance Information – Please bring your insurance card and any other insurance information. If your insurance requires a referral, please bring the referral form and numbers. If your treatment is covered by Worker’s Compensation, bring a letter of authorization from your insurance company. Please contact your doctor’s office directly for specific information about what insurances are accepted.
Forms – If you received any forms before your visit, please fill them out and bring them with you to your appointment.
Medical Records – Please have your medical records sent from your other doctors (including any other orthopaedic surgeons you have seen) directly to your doctor’s office.
X-Rays and Scans – If you have had any radiologic studies done, please have them sent to the doctor’s office before your visit.
Medicine List – Bring a list of all the medicines you have taken recently. Include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbs. Include the dosage and strength of each medicine.
List of Questions or Concerns – It is natural to have many questions. Take some time to write them down and bring them with you to your appointment.  

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