During your first appointment, you can expect to discuss your pain or injury with your doctor, followed by a thorough physical exam, a review of your family medical history and any necessary tests, such as X-rays or an MRI.
To provide as much information as possible, please bring the following:
Any diagnostic films or test results ordered or performed by another physician (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs or nerve studies)
Medical records and surgery notes, if applicable
List of medications that you currently take and any other medical problems
In order to fully assess your pain or injury, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothes that allow your doctor to easily examine the area. For an exam of the knee or hip, loose pants or shorts are best. Ladies, if the doctor is to examine your shoulder or back, we recommend a sports bra. Once testing is complete, you will then discuss your diagnosis and treatment options with your doctor, who will explain the details and answer any questions.