Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When I go to the emergency room why don’t they put a cast on me?
A: When an injury to a body part occurs, that particular body part tends to swell for the first 48 hours. Splinting is the recommended treatment until you follow up with your physician at your appointment.
Q: What is the difference between family physicians and orthopaedic physicians?
A: The difference between a family physician and orthopaedic physician is that the orthopaedic physician is specially trained in the treatment of diseases of the Musculoskeletal system. This includes the medical and surgical treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, skin and the related structures.
Q: Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to make an appointment?
A: No, you do not need a referral. You can call our office and be seen by our physicians without a referral. We do accommodate physician referrals to our office.
Q: Will I be asked to fill out paperwork before I can be seen by a physician?
A: Yes, we will need to obtain patient information, insurance information, past family social history and information about why you are being seen.
Q: Does your office accept Bureau of Workers Compensation patients?
A: Yes, we do accept BWC patients and will work with the MCO and self insured employers.
Q: If I need surgery, where will my surgery be done?
A: Your surgery will be scheduled at Upper Valley Medical Center and in the future, the Upper Valley Medical Center Hyatt Surgery Center.