Before Visiting Please Consider
Please arrive at least 20 minutes early so you can complete the Patient Registration forms if you have not already done so.
Feel free to take notes if you need to on what the doctor tells you, and ask questions if you don’t understand a medical term, the reason for the doctor’s recommendations, or the instructions for taking medication.
Ask what to expect from your treatment, what effect it will have on your daily activities, and what you can do to prevent further disability.
Please be honest and complete when talking with your doctor. Share your point of view and don’t hold back information about issues such as incontinence, memory loss, sex, or other issues that you might consider embarrassing.
Ask your doctor for handouts or brochures that you and your family members can review at home. Your doctor may refer you to this website for more information.
The Orthopaedic Institute has established a list of Patient Guidelines for the mutual benefit and understanding of our patients and physicians. You will be provided with a copy of these guidelines at your first appointment.