Welcome to Neurosurgical Consultants. We understand that many feel anxious about their first visit to a neurosurgical specialist. Rest assured, we will do our best to help you get prepared, answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
What to expect before your appointment
When you are scheduled to see a Neurosurgical Consultant specialist, you will receive confirmation of your appointment, directions to the office location and a medical history form in the mail. You can also fill out the forms on our web site to send or print out and bring to your appointment. If there is not enough time to mail the information, your appointment will be scheduled early enough so that we can record the necessary information after you arrive.You will also receive a telephone call about two business days before your appointment to confirm the time, review any instructions and complete the pre-registration process.
What to bring to your appointment
Please bring to your appointment the following:
- A list of all your medications, including any vitamins and herbal supplements you may take.
- Your insurance and/or Medicare card
- A completed Medical History form
- Any medical records, CD’s of X-Rays, MRI or CT Scans you have from your primary or referring physician. Failure to bring these items will result in your appointment being rescheduled.
- A government issued photo ID, i.e., driver’s license
What to expect during your appointment
Upon arrival for your appointment, please check in with the receptionist. We know your time is valuable and make every effort to keep appointments as close to the scheduled time as possible. However, in healthcare, emergencies sometimes arise. On the rare occasion that your appointment is delayed, we will keep you informed about the delay.
Your first visit will include a review of your medical history, your family medical history and list of medications and supplements by the Physician Assistant. A brief exam will then take place and Physician will then discuss their findings and reccomendations with you. You will then see the physician assistant, who will interview you about your medical history and current condition.
After the interview, the physician will discuss their findings and recommendations with you. If your family doctor referred you, the physician will communicate with him or her to report his findings and recommendations.
Should you have any questions before your appointment, please call the office where your appointment is scheduled. If you have urgent questions or you experience a change in symptoms before visiting Neurosurgical Consultants, please contact your family physician.