WHAT WE WILL NEED TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT
To arrange an appointment to be evaluated, you will need to have a copy of your most recent spine MRI report (or equivalent study such as a myelogram or CT scan) faxed to this office. This study will generally need to have been performed in the last 12 months.
We require these reports to allow Dr. Ohaegbulam prioritize the most neurologically urgent cases to be seen where possible. It is very helpful to have specific information from your referring physician in this regard if a more urgent evaluation is necessary, as urgency may not be obvious from your MRI report.
Once the MRI report and any additional documentation have been reviewed, your will be contacted to arrange a date for your appointment.
We will send links to you by email or text message, for our intake forms. You will be able to complete these on a computer, tablet or smartphone ahead of your visit.
Please plan on arriving 15 minutes before a new patient appointment to complete any necessary paperwork, and to confirm insurance and other required details.
While we work hard to minimize your wait time on the day of your appointment, it is possible Dr. Ohaegbulam may be running late. This is sometimes unavoidable, especially when the complexity of a patient’s condition ahead of you necessitates a longer evaluation than planned, or a clinical emergency requires immediate attention which disrupts the schedule. We apologize if this affects you on the day of your visit, and will do all we can to minimize the impact of delays.
CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING
If you cannot make your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice so that another patient may be given your time slot. We are able to cut down the wait time to be seen in this clinic partly if we are able to identify cancellations in advance and move urgent patients up.
Occasionally, your appointment may need to be rescheduled because of emergencies. We may need to contact you at short notice under such circumstances to reschedule your visit.