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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Do I need a referral to be accepted as a patient?
A. We prefer that our patients be referred by their healthcare providers,However,we also accept self referred patients as long as there is no insurance restrictions.Patients will need to bring all pertinent medical records with them in their initial visit.
Q. What do I need to bring with me on my initial visit?
A. Please bring the following to our office in your consultation day:
  1. Your completed "New Patient Information forms".We sent these forms to you by mail, the day you were scheduled. If you did not receive them, you can download and print these forms by clicking on "FORMS" then "New Patient Packet (including all consents)". If you would like to fill these forms in our office, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to be able to complete them before your visit.
  2. Driver’s license or other photo identification
  3. Insurance card or Workman’s Compensation/Claim information
  4. Medical records that you would like us to review.
  5. Imaging CDs (e.g. MRI, CT, X-Ray). If you do not have copies of these images, you will need to go to the radiology facility where you had these images done and request obtaining the "disc or CD of the images". They usually hand you the CD after short time.Please, bring CD with you to our office. Your referring physician may send us reports of the studies but not the actual images.
  6. List of current medications.
Please,Contact our office if you need more explanation or have other questions.

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Q. Will I get an injection in my initial visit?
A.  The answer is Usually "NO". In some urgent circumstances,we do that but this is usually an exception and we specifically tell you upfront about it. Please,Contact our office if you need more explanation or have other questions.
Q. How can I share my medical information with a family member (or a friend)?
A. You can specify the person(s) and information you would like to be released including phone messages by using our "Medical Information Release Form".Please,Contact our office if you need more explanation or have other questions.
Q. Can you send my medical records to my treating physicians?
A. You can specify the Physician(s) and the type of information you would like to share it by using our "Authorization for Release of Medical Records".Please,Contact our office if you need more explanation or have other questions.
 
Q. Do I need to be "Fasting" on my procedure day?
A. If you will be "sedated" during the procedure, You will need to have nothing by mouth for at least 6 hours before the planned procedure. Please,Contact our office if you need more explanation or have other questions.
 
Q. When do I need to stop my "blood thinners" if I have an upcoming  procedure ?
A. We always tell our patient on "Blood Thinners" when to stop their medications since each medication has its time frame of blood thinning effect.Please,Contact our office for to gove you more specific information.