Your First Visit
To have the best and most effective experience as possible at Dr. Gregory's office, we recommend that you plan ahead. Providing necessary information, bringing appropriate forms and records, and preparing questions in advance will help ensure that your visit is efficient, and all of your questions are answered. Additionally, it will help Dr. Gregory work with you to better identify the cause of the problem, and determine a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Before you arrive
Please note our office location and directions and arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment so that you may fill out all necessary paperwork. To save time, our forms may be found here, and filled out in advance.
What should I bring?
We've compiled a list to help you determine what to bring to your appointment:
X-ray, CT, MRI Films and ReportsPlease obtain any recent films and reports that pertain to the problem for which you are being evaluated. This will allow Dr. Gregory to review all relevant imaging himself, and may prevent studies from needing to be repeated. You may need to call the imaging center or hospital to obtain this information, as we are unable to obtain it for you. Some offices may provide you with a disc which contains your films. Bringing this disc to your appointment is important, as we may view the images in our computer system.
Medical RecordsPlease obtain a copy of any medical records pertaining to treatment of your shoulder or elbow problem.
Operative ReportsIf you have previously had surgery on your shoulder or elbow, it is important to bring your operative reports so that Dr. Gregory can determine what surgery you underwent.
Referral LetterSome insurance providers may require a referral from your primary care physician. If so, please bring it with you to your appointment.
Insurance CardPlease bring your insurance card so that we may make a copy for your records
Photo IDThis may be any form out state-issued ID (passport, driver's license, state ID card, etc..)
CopayMany insurance providers may require a for a specialist visit. Please have the copay available when you arrive so that your appointment is not delayed.
List of the following:
- Previous treatment
- Medication and herbal supplements
- Allergies and reactions to medications
- Questions or concerns that you may have
- Please review all materials given in the office.
- Write down questions that you may have. We can answer them at your next appointment, or over the phone.
- Take notes during your appointment.
- Ask for further resources for review at home.