A visit to the doctor can be stressful for many people, particularly if you are in pain. There are forms to fill out, questions to ask, diagnostic tests to undergo and information to absorb. The staff at ONS is committed to providing a seamless, comfortable experience for every patient. You can make it even easier and the time spent with your physician more productive by taking a few simple steps to prepare ahead of time.
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Complete Forms in Advance of Your Appointment.
Your medical history provides important information to your doctor about your overall health. After making an appointment, you will receive an email or text with a secure link to all the necessary forms online. Filling out the required forms prior to your office visit will reduce the amount of time you will be sitting in our reception area.
- If you prefer to complete the forms at ONS, plan to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. You cannot be taken to an exam room until all forms have been completed. You will need to bring the following information with you:
- The name of your primary care physician and referring physician, if you have come by referral.
- A list of all your medications, dosages and frequency, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
Bring Important Medical Reports to Your Appointment.
If you have previously had diagnostic testing related to your symptoms, such as X-rays or MRIs, bring copies of the reports to your appointment. This may help your physician diagnose your problem and develop your individual treatment plan.
Create a Symptom Log.
To the best of your ability, create a timeline starting with the onset of symptoms and any activity that may have contributed to your condition. Your physician will want to know of the progression of symptoms and any activities that worsen or improve them. Be sure to include treatments you have previously tried.
Make a List and Take Notes.
Compile a list of all your questions about your condition and treatment options, so your physician can address your concerns. Be sure to take notes during the appointment. They will be useful as reference when you get home.
Call if You Will Be Late.
Please give us a call if you know you will be late for your appointment. We may be able to hold your appointment or will reschedule for another time or day.
NOTE: 24 HOURS CANCELLATION NOTICE IS REQUIRED