What to Expect

MRIWhen planning your first visit to Performance Spine & Sports Physicians, make sure you gather the following information:

  • Hard copies of your MRIs, X-rays, CT scans and all available imaging reports
  • A list of medications that you are currently taking
  • A list of medications that you are allergic to
  • Any other medical records relevant to your visit, such as physician's notes or scripts, hospital discharge documents, work restrictions, or legal documents

You should plan to arrive at our offices at least 20-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. After you check in, you will be asked for your insurance information, a photo ID and a co-pay if applicable. You should check with your medical insurance company if a co-pay is required and for the amount before your visit. If your insurance carrier requires a co-pay, please be advised that we cannot waive collecting it since this is a mandatory requirement by your insurance carrier that we have to comply with.

You will then be given a questionnaire (a form) to fill out. If you prefer, you can see and print this questionnaire now, fill it out at home and then bring with you to your appointment by clicking here. Please make sure to write down any questions you may have for the doctor at the bottom of page 3 of the questionnaire.

Once in our offices, you will bring the completed questionnaire with you into an exam room, and you will go over it with a Care Team Associate (CTA). The CTA will discuss the details of your history and condition with you, then relay this information to the doctor before he/she enters the exam room to see you. During your visit with the CTA, you will be given a medication agreement document to complete and sign. A copy of this agreement will be given to you for your records. Before she leaves the room, the CTA may ask you to change into a gown in preparation for your physical examination by the physician.

After discussing your case with our care team associate, the doctor will enter the exam room, go over the data in the form with you, review all your imaging and perform a thorough physical examination. You may ask the physician any questions related to your condition at this point. A diagnostic and treatment plan will then be offered to you and, if you agree with it, appointments will be made for interventions (epidurals, facet injections, etc.), electrodiagnosis (EMG), imaging tests, physical therapy or consultations with other doctors. The physician may also give you scripts for medications which you can get filled at your pharmacy.