Check which office you are visiting. Make sure that you know how to get to the office.
What to Bring
- Medical records, such as laboratory results and copies of X-rays, MRIs, CTs, lab work and other studies that may help the physician in his or her evaluation (This is especially true if your child is being seen at Hopkins for the first time or has been referred by an outside physician.)
- An insurance card or managed care medical referral (if your health insurance requires a referral)
- A list of the medications your child is taking (including name, doses and frequency of doses)
- Your child’s medical history, such as previous hospitalizations, previous surgeries and conditions for which your child is currently being followed by another doctor
- Name and contact information of your referring doctor, so that the Orthopaedic Surgery team can send along copies of the note from your clinic visit and other information if you desire
- Books, small games, snacks, formula, diapers or change of baby clothes
Have your child dressed appropriately. If possible, dress your child in loose clothing that is easy to take off and put on, so that the physician may more easily examine the body part that is bothering your child. For example, shorts are helpful for problems of the lower extremities. Weather may obviously affect what you can wear on any given day.
Overview of Clinic Visit
When you arrive you will be seen first at the registration desk. There, we will verify your personal and insurance information. You will proceed to the waiting area and then to an exam room. During this time, you will be asked questions concerning your child’s health and the reason you are seeing the physician.
Your child may be examined by a physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or orthopaedic resident before you are seen by your surgeon.
If X-rays are needed, we will do them during your office visit.