About Your Visit
For Your Appointment
If you are a new patient, please arrive to your appointment early in order to complete the registration process. In addition, please bring the following:
- Driver's License or State ID
- Referral (If Required by Insurer)
- Insurance Information
- Copies of Operation Records, Medical Records, X-rays, MRIs, and CT Scans from Prior Doctor Visits
- A List of Current Medications and Any Known Allergies
Be sure to bring your insurance information and government issued ID, such as your drivers license, to each appointment. We accept most health insurance plans. However, your insurance policy might have a specific network of providers. Please be sure to contact your insurance company to verify that we are a participating provider within your network.
If your insurance requires a referral for your medical care, it is your responsibility to get a referral from your primary care physician for all of your visits.
All copays are payable at the time of your visit. We currently accept cash, check and VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.
Your initial appointment is typically scheduled through the doctor's office that is referring you to one of our specialists. Please make sure that we have all previous X-Rays, MRI scans and CT scans; we will need the actual films as well as any written reports for these tests. We will also need copies of all chart notes or procedure notes that pertain to your spine or other areas that you are seeking treatment. Please contact your clinic to make sure these medical records will be sent to us prior to your visit. If you prefer, you may also bring these along to your visit. It is important, however, that we have these records in order to better evaluate you and set up a treatment plan.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
If you have been referred to one of our spine surgeons, the first part of your visit will be with one of our Physician Assistants. The PA will spend time reviewing and discussing the health history forms you have filled out prior to your visit. The PA may also conduct a brief exam. She will then leave the room and relay the information to the surgeon as they review your films. The surgeon will then come and see you and review your symptoms with you as well as perform an exam.