Before Your Visit
Going to the doctor can be an anxiety-provoking experience for many patients and there are many things to remember. To help us provide the best care during your visit, please be sure to bring:
- Your insurance card
- Photo ID
- Cash, check, or credit card for co-payment if necessary
- Your referring doctor's name, address, phone number so we can adequately communicate with him/her
- The reason for your referral
- Your current medication list with doses and frequencies (or bring the medication bottles)
- New patient forms (download)
- Any outside reports and films or CD's that may be helpful during your visit. These would include MRI and CT scan reports, EMG reports, EEG reports, recent blood tests, and prior neurological evaluations
- A relative or friend with you, if you think you may have trouble remembering the details of your medical history or the issues discussed during the office visit
So that we can stay on schedule and see you in a timely fashion, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to register, provide insurance information, and fill out new patient forms if you have not done so already.
To better serve you during your office visit, please silence all cellular phones while in the office. This is a courtesy not only for the doctor but also for the office staff and other patients.
We value your time and we do our best to stay on schedule during your office visit. However, emergencies do arise and your office visit may be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience.
During your visit with the neurologist
The neurologist will go over your history and discuss your current complaints with you. The doctor will then perform a neurological examination that may test memory, strength, sensation, coordination, walking, and reflexes. The doctor will then discuss the diagnostic and treatment plan with you.
The neurologist may recommend certain diagnostic tests which may include: blood tests, MRI, CT, EEG, EMG, carotid dopplers, vestibular testing, tilt table testing, lumbar puncture, neuropsychological testing, or skin biopsy.
The treatment plan may include medication and in some cases physical therapy. As an option, we offer in-house physical therapy at Spectrum PT where our therapists can easily communicate with your neurologist to discuss the details of your condition.
After your visit with the doctor, our staff will help to coordinate
- Scheduling of tests
- Pre-certification with insurance companies for tests such as MRI and CT
- Follow up appointments
Co-payments are required at the time of service. Credit cards, cash or check are accepted. If you do not have health insurance coverage, we request payment for services on the day of service.