Items to Take to Your Appointment
Identification and Insurance Information:
- Current photo ID
- Current insurance card
- Insurance co-payment, co-insurance, and/or deductible information, if applicable
- Insurance referral, if applicable*
Medical Information for Current Injury or Condition
You should bring in or have your primary care practitioner fax all of your medical documents, imaging (X-ray, MRI), and laboratory test results related to your current injury or condition. You can ask for your records to be delivered straight to our office, please make sure we get them before your consultation.
Personal Documentation of Current Injury or Condition
You will be questioned about the injury or condition for which you are being seen at several points throughout your visit. Making a personal documentation record ahead of time and bringing it with you to your consultation could help you answer some of these questions.
Current List of All Medications You Are Taking
Bring a current list of every medication that you take, together with information on the medication’s name, dosage, frequency of use, and intended use. Included on this list should be any medicines that you are allergic to as well as any prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
Notebook and Pen, or Digital Device
You’ll likely receive crucial instructions, suggestions, and alterations to your treatment plan during the appointment. Take notes in a notebook, or on a digital device to help you remember and follow your doctor’s advice.
It is usually advised to keep your medical history up to date, including all previous diagnoses, procedures, ailments, and injuries, even if they have nothing to do with your present injury or condition. Bring this document with you in case you need to access it during your visit.
List of Questions and/or Concerns
We want to be able to answer any question and/or concern you have! Therefore, we advise you to make a written list of anything you wish to address when you visit our office to ensure nothing is forgotten.
Bring a friend or family member who can help you if you have trouble understanding or communicating. To improve communication with your doctor, think about bringing any necessary assistance devices, such as communication boards or hearing aids.
Emergency Contact Information
You should have a list of emergency contacts on hand and keep it updated frequently, this may help you in completing the required paperwork.