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What To Bring To Your Visit

  • X-ray, MRI, CT, & Arthrogram Films and Reports
  • Medical Records and List of Your Current Medications and Allergies
  • Office Notes along with prior Surgical/Operative Report and Intraoperative Pictures if you have them
  • Referral – Name of the physician that referred you to our office
  • Insurance Card and Information
  • Completed Patient Initial Visit Forms
  • Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Co-pay (Cash or Credit Card)
  • Workers’ Compensation information (Referral and your case manager contact information)

X-ray, MRI, CT, & Arthrogram Films / CD Disks and Reports

You will need to obtain any recent X-rays, MRIs, CTs, and Arthrogram films and reports that relate to your current problem. These will be evaluated during your visit. Please bring these films and reports yourself, as it is often difficult for others to get us the x-rays and reports before your appointment. It is your responsibility to acquire a copy of the CD or films from the facility that you had your imaging done.

Some offices or hospitals may give you a disc instead of printed films. Please bring the disc with you and we will review it with you in the office.

Medical Records

Please obtain and bring with you a copy of your complete medical records with you during the initial visit.

Surgical Report

If you have had a previous surgery, we need to have the most recent operative report (intraoperative pictures) so that we know what type of surgery you have had.

Referral

If required by your insurance carrier, obtain a referral from your primary care physician and bring it with you.

Insurance Card

Bring your insurance card. We will need to make a copy of the card for your records.

Photo ID

Bring a photo ID for confirmation of your identity (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID card, etc.).

Co-pay

  • You insurance may require a co-pay that must be paid at the time of your visit. Please bring some form of payment. We accept cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
  • You will need to complete a medical questionnaire for any of the following reasons:
  • If this is your first appointment
  • If it is an appointment for a new problem not previously evaluated in the office
  • You can download a copy of the medical questionnaire here (Shoulder or Knee) and complete it before your visit.

Workers Compensation

  • If this is a work-related injury, bring any x-rays or reports that relate to this injury.
  • If, for any reason, workers’ compensation contests or denies your claim we can submit the charges to your health insurance only if you have a copy of the denial letter from your work comp carrier.
  • Also bring with you the contact information of your case manager so that we can contact them and keep them updated on your progress.

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