What to Expect & How to Prepare
Planning ahead before your visit to Dr. Todd’s office will help make your experience as effective as possible. It is important that you give us the information that we need so that we can gain the best understanding of your problem, determine the factors that may influence your treatment and determine the cause of the problem.
Before you go…
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What time should you arrive?
- You should arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time if you plan to complete the registration process in office.
- When you first arrive at our offices for a doctor visit, please check in at the front desk.
We’ve compiled a page to help you determine what to bring to your appointment. A more detailed description of the items is available here: What to bring to your visit.
- Bring your insurance card and primary care referral, if necessary.
- Photo identification of the responsible party (self or parent/guardian)
- Any referral form(s) that patient has received from primary care physician, ER, etc.
- Personally bring any imaging (x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc.) you have had for this condition. All films/CDs need to be hand carried to your appointment, as well as their reports to the office.
- List of current medications and herbal supplements.
- Any prior medical records related to your orthopedic problem.
- Any prior surgical or operative reports related to your orthopedic problem.
- A list of allergies and any reactions you have to medications
- Any questions or concerns you have about your current condition
It is important for you to completely understand your injury and treatment. You are encouraged to ask questions throughout the process. We also try to predict questions patients may have and offer resources to answer them:
- Review the material you were given in the office.
- Make a list of questions that you did not ask during your visit. You may ask them at your next visit or call our office.
- Follow the instructions given in the office. Take all medication as prescribed for the full course. If you have an adverse side effect from the medication, call us and let us know so that we can change your medication.
- Be complete and accurate with your medical history.
- Take notes while you are at your appointment.
- Ask about any effects treatment or surgery may have on your daily activities.
- Ask for handouts that you can review at a later time.
- Our office will help you verify that the surgery is covered by your policy.
If this is your first visit to our office, you will need to download, read and/or
complete and submit the following information when you arrive:
Medical History Form
Baldwin Bone & Joint Questionnaire
HIPPA Privacy and Compliance Notice
If your injury or complaint is as a result of a work related event or exposure, please review additional information here: Workman’s Compensation
If you decide to go ahead with surgery, we’ve put together this page to help you prepare: Preparing for Surgery.