General FAQ’s

What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?

Apart from insurance information, please bring the following

  • All pertinent x-ray reports and test results from your primary care or
    referring physician
  • Any required co-pays and payment for any outstanding balances with our practice
  • A list of all medications that you are currently taking
  • A list of any known drug allergies and the symptoms you may have from
    taking these medicines
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report

Do you fill out FMLA and Disability Forms?

Yes. There is however a $25 charge to do so and this will be due at the time the form is filled out.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

No, it is not necessary to have a physician referral to make an appointment with our office.

What should I expect during first visit?

During your initial visit, the doctor will perform a history and physical examination as well as review your previous medical records. Tests will be usually ordered for the surgeon to decide what your diagnosis and appropriate treatment will be.

Although complications are rare, all surgeries, especially those that involve anesthesia, carry some risks.Your surgeon will outline these for you based on the specific procedure.