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, you can download our forms 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 Reports
Please 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.
Please obtain a copy of any medical records pertaining to treatment of your shoulder or elbow problem.
If 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.
Some insurance providers may require a referral from your primary care physician. If so, please bring it with you to your appointment.
Please bring your insurance card so that we may make a copy for your records
This may be any form out state-issued ID (passport, driver's license, state ID card, etc..)
Many 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
Dr. Gregory wants you to fully understand your injury and the treatment options discussed in our office. As a result, he encourages you to ask questions. Additionally, he may offer resources to answer common questions that patients may have. To ensure that your questions are addressed, please review all materials given in the office. Write down any questions that you may have and we can answer them at your next appointment, or over the phone. You are encouraged to take notes during your appointment and ask for further resources for review at home.