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Making the Most of Your Visit to our Office!
Many people are unsure on how to prepare for their visit to see their Prosthetist or Orthotist.
Here are some suggestions that will make your visit more efficient.
Be on time for your appointment.
On your first visit, bring your prescription from the referring physician.
Bring all of your current insurance, Medicare, Medicaid cards.
Let us know if your insurance, address, or phone number has changed.
Be prepared to discuss your personal health history and current condition.
Be prepared to discuss your personal goals and activities.
Bring a family member or friend. It is easy to forget much of what was discussed during an office visit.
Don’t be embarrassed to ask your Prosthetist/Orthotist to explain medical words in simple terms until you are sure you understand.
Bring a pair of shorts if we are measuring or fitting a device to your leg.
Bring the device that needs adjusting or the old device that needs replacement.
Bring a pair of lace up or Velcro shoes.
Please turn off your cell phone.
Before your appointment, make a list of any questions that you want to ask your Prosthetist/Orthotist
If you are coming for an adjustment, make sure you can describe where you are experiencing the problem or irritation.
Make sure you understand what you are supposed to do at home after being fitted with a device: gradually increasing the wear schedule, checking your skin for signs of irritation, how to remove the device etc.