Preparing For Your Visit

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What To Bring

If you have not already pre-registered, please complete the Patient Pre-Registration Packet and bring them with you to our office along with:

  • Your insurance card(s) - both primary & secondary (if applicable)

  • Your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID

If you have seen other doctors and/or been treated for this injury/condition before, please also bring:

  • Any related medical records, studies, or surgery notes (if applicable)

  • Any current or prior imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT) on CD, along with a hard copy of your imaging report. 

  • Written order(s) or referral form(s) from your previous doctor (if applicable)

All patients, whether you have preregistered or not, will need to bring:

  • Any co-payments that may be due

  • A list of any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medicines

Appropriate Attire: You may be asked to change into a gown and/or shorts for your exam. For your comfort, you may choose instead to follow these recommendations. (Be mindful that there could be instances when you may still be asked to wear a gown/shorts.)

  • Knee Exams – Wear loose fitting non-denim pants/shorts (no snaps, buttons, zippers or plastic).

  • Hip Exams – Wear non-denim shorts, sweatpants, athletic pants, or pull on types (no snaps, buttons, zippers, plastic or metal grommets, embroidery or screen printing).

  • Back Exams – Wear non-denim pants and a sports bra (no snaps, buttons, zippers, plastic or metal grommets, screen printing or embroidery).

  • Shoulder Exams – Wear a sports bra (no snaps, buttons, or underwire)


Arrival & Check-In

Arrival: Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete any additional paperwork before seeing your physician.

Kiosk Check-In: When you arrive, you may be directed to one of our self-check-in kiosks (at our Birmingham location only). Staff members will greet you and assist you with kiosk check-in.


Questions For Your Physician

In addition to examining you, your doctor will talk to you about your injury or condition. You can help your doctor diagnose and treat you by being prepared to answer these common questions:

  • What are your symptoms?

  • When did these symptoms start? What were you doing when they started?

  • What activities make your symptoms worse/better?

  • Have you had this problem before? If so, what was the diagnosis and how was it treated?

  • Have you ever had surgery in that area?

  • What home treatments have you tried, including nonprescription medications? Did they help?