Patient Information

CHECK-IN

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Please have your MRI and CT scans with you and give them to the front desk when you check in. Our staff will be working with you on some details that are required for your patient records. For instance, we will ask you to fill out and sign all check-in forms before seeing the doctor. These forms provide necessary information about your insurance, age, occupation, any history of family illnesses, medications, etc. For your benefit and ours, it is necessary to keep the front desk staff informed at all times of any changes in address, telephone numbers, or insurance coverage. Please be assured that any information we ask for is kept strictly confidential. We sincerely value your time, however, sometimes appointment schedules change due to an emergency or prolonged surgery. These occasional circumstances may require rescheduling of all or some of the day’s appointments. The physician may elect to see patients at a later time that day. If you are unable to wait, we will be happy to reschedule your appointment to the earliest time available.

REGISTRATION
When your appointment is made you may print the registration forms by opening the PDF file available on the documents page HERE. Forms can be mailed at your request. Please complete as much information as possible. If questions do not apply to you, print “N/A” in those fields. All forms must be completed prior to seeing the doctor. We also suggest that new patients contact their insurance company prior to their first appointment.

EXAMINATION
The examination is based on your symptoms, test results, records, and the information you have provided. It is vital that you let your neurosurgeon know your concerns. Too many times a patient leaves a physician’s office with unanswered questions. We want you to fully understand your condition. We’ll also make sure your family doctor is updated on your condition and will share copies of your records.

TESTS
After the doctor reviews your information and completes the examination, he may decide you need more testing. We will call your insurance company to verify authorization, if necessary. It is also a good idea for you to call your insurance company before the test to verify their authorization.