For Patients

Before Your Visit

To help us serve you better, please bring the following documents and information to all your visits:

  • Insurance cards and form of payment
  • Driver's license/ID
  • Referrals and/or pre-authorizations if required
  • A list of current medications, including dosage, frequency and any over the counter medications
  • Previous operative reports
  • Any previous imaging — both films (hard or digital copies) and reports

 

To save time at the office, please download and complete the appropriate form(s) from the link below.

https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/patientcare/Orthopaedics/Patient_Forms

On arriving at the office, please check in with the front-desk. Unfortunately, due to the physician’s busy schedules, walk-in appointments are not available and emergency visits are available only on a limited basis, but only following a phone call to our office.

There will be a short wait after checking in. You will be escorted to the first available exam room. You may be asked to change into a gown in order to be examined. You may also be asked to have X-rays taken at our facility if they are indicated.

Typically you will first meet with one of our resident physicians or physician’s assistants who will take a history and perform a physical exam. This will be followed by a visit with the attending physician who will further examine you. Your physician will discuss your condition and develop a plan with you including any additional necessary studies, non-operative and operative treatment options.

Depending on the complexity of your problem, your visit may take up to three hours.