All New patients are asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. We use this time to have you read and fill out our new patient paperwork (on a digital device), make sure we have your insurance information, and collect your co-payment (if you have one).
If you provided us with an email address when you scheduled your appointment, we will send you a link to our PATIENT PORTAL. We recommend that you log into the patient portal prior to your appointment and complete your contact information, health history, medications, allergies, preferred pharmacy, etc. Completing these things through the Patient Portal prior to your appointment will help streamline your visit, and cut down your waiting time.
Once you arrive for at our office we will need to take copies of your insurance card(s), your picture ID, and collect any co-payment that may be due.
If you have completed the information in the Patient Portal prior to your visit, the only thing you left to do is sign our office polices and consents on a digital device (like an iPad/tablet). If you would like to read these documents before you arrive, you can download them below.
If you have not completed the patient portal information prior to your visit, we will have you fill out the information on a digital tablet. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early as this can take some time to complete.
Items to bring to your appointment:
- Your insurance card(s)
- A photo ID
- Any imaging studies you’ve had
- List of past and current medications
- co-payment (if required)
Having any imaging studies available for your practitioner is always helpful. During your visit we will review and integrate as many of these studies as possible so having them handy allows you to get more meaningful information out of your visit.
Please understand that there are national guidelines that we follow in a pursuit to provide safe and effective care. One of these guidelines is related to the prescribing of opioids. As an institution, we have found that restricting opiate prescriptions to return patients protects the integrity of the physician-patient relationship and decreases stress and pressures during a single office visit. We do not write opiates on your first visit. Oftentimes, we are asked to co-manage care with primary care physicians who prescribe your pain medicines while we work up your condition. If your provider would like us to manage your opiate prescription, this needs to be included in the referral.
We look forward to working with you towards a healthier life. We have many different ways to treat pain and understand that you deserve an effective, tailored approach that provides lasting and meaningful outcomes with the least amount of medications as possible.
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