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PLAN YOUR VISIT

To make your appointment as efficient as possible, please follow these guidelines:

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for traffic and paperwork, and to prevent long waits.

  • Bring your insurance cards and government-issued photo ID.

  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask over your nose and mouth to maximize everybody’s safety.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to your injury or area in pain.

  • Bring any splint, brace, or other types of medical device you may have for your injury.

  • Bring all your medication.

  • Due to COVID-19, only minor patients, patients with limited mobility, or those with extenuating circumstances may have guests at clinic appointments. Guests are limited to one per patient. You may be expected to wait in your vehicle as there is more limited seating in the waiting area in order to maintain safe social distancing.

  • Due to severe allergies of patients and staff, please do not wear scented perfumes, colognes, or lotions to your appointment.

 

PREPARATION FOR YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

When preparing for your first appointment at Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, make certain to check with your insurance company to follow their rules for a specialist referral. It would facilitate your evaluation, if you would either bring or forward a copy of your medical records. You may need to sign a “Release of Medical Records” request form from your current doctor. This should be done ASAP. If the appointment is less than a week away you may want to ask your primary care physician for a copy of your medical records to hand carry to your first appointment.

Prior to your first appointment, you will receive a pre-visit notification on your cellphone that will ask for your medication, allergies, past medical and surgical history. Upon your arrival, you will be asked to enter this information into our digital check-in system.

A symptom diary is another way to provide in detail symptoms you have experienced over a period of weeks or months. Each entry may include a description of the symptoms, time of day the symptoms occurred, the amount of time the symptoms lasted, and anything that may have relieved the symptoms. This diary may include questions you want to be answered during your appointment.

Plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to your appointment to allow time for paperwork. Bring any medications, your insurance card and a photo identification to your appointment.