Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions at NTSOA
Whether or not you need a referral to see one of our surgeons depends on your insurance plan. Some insurance companies require an “order” from your physician to seek a surgical consult; others do not. .We recommend you call your insurance company to check on your beneﬁts and copay requirements.
At your first appointment please bring the following with you:
- Your insurance card
- A form of personal ID (drivers license, passport, etc)
- Physician referral forms if required by insurance
- A list of current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
- Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
- Any related X-rays or records you may have
The very purpose of medications is to have an effect on body chemistry. And they do it well. But we need to consider how those effects on your chemistry could impact your surgery, starting with the anesthesia. Your medications are part of your health and risk profiles, and we need to know them in order to keep you safe and maximize your treatment outcomes.
That’s impossible to know in advance, because time taken depends on your individual needs, condition, questions and more. But at NTSOA, we do take the time to thoroughly explore your needs, completely understand what’s going on, and build a relationship with you based on trust.