About Your Visit

Learn what to expect & how to make the most of your time with us.

Your physician is an expert on medical care. You are the expert on yourself.

Many people are more satisfied with their health care if they share the responsibility with their health professionals. Often there is more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By being a partner with your doctor, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs, and lifestyle. You also will feel more confident about carrying out the chosen treatment. Get the most out of your visit by preparing for your appointment.

Before you Arrive

If this is your first visit, be sure to complete these forms before you arrive at the office.

What should you bring to your appointment?

If possible, please complete the appropriate forms prior to your arrival at the office. If you have been evaluated previously for this or a related condition, bring all materials with you including:

  • Medical records, including surgery notes if applicable
  • X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and nerve studies
  • List of medications that you currently take
  • Any medical problems you have

What should you think about before you arrive?

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your main symptoms?
  • How long have you had your symptoms?
  • What were you doing when your symptoms started?
  • Have you had this problem in the past?
  • What was the diagnosis?
  • How was it treated?
  • Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area?
  • Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
  • Have you ever had surgery in that area?
  • What activities, related to sports, work, or your lifestyle, make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Do you think that activities related to your job or hobbies caused your symptoms?
  • What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
  • What non-prescription medicines have you taken? Did they help?
About Your Visit

What can you expect after seeing your physician?

After visiting with your physician, your treatment plan may include:

  • Diagnostic testing to identify/confirm your diagnosis
  • Follow up appointments to track the progression of your injury/condition
  • Non-surgical treatments to aid in the healing and recovery process
  • Physician referral to ensure that you receive the best care available
  • Surgery to provide the best possible outcome

questions

Contact us with further questions.

We’re here to help you navigate your orthopedic challenges and get you on the path to recovery quickly. If you still have questions, please call us directly at 301.498.0383 or email us at [email protected].