The problem for which you are being seen is important to you and to us. We try to schedule appointments within a reasonable timeframe. When you call for an appointment, remember other people have problems which they deem equally important. Please understand that we cannot always see you as soon as you may wish to be seen, and that moving your appointment up means someone else's appointment has to be moved father away.
We try to contact patients the day before their appointment as a reminder. Occasionally, an unforeseen emergency arises. This means someone's life is being threatened by a problem neither they nor we could predict. When that is the case, we sometimes have to cancel office appointments. Please understand that these things are done only when life-threatening emergencies arise. We are sorry for any inconvenience these emergencies may cause you, but please think of the patient suffering from this emergency situation if your appointment has to be rescheduled.
If you've had previous studies, like x-rays, MRI scans, or nerve studies, please let us know when you make your appointment. It is often helpful to have either those studies or the results of those studies available when we see you. We may ask your referring doctor to order a study before your first appointment, to help us better understand and explain your problem.