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What can you expect when you go to the orthopedist for first visit?
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Orthopedist
An orthopedic surgeon will take a history of your problem first and then do a comprehensive musculoskeletal exam to diagnose what is wrong with you.
The doctor may then order diagnostic tests including a x-ray or a MRI or ct scan is needed.

In brief: Orthopedist
An orthopedic surgeon will take a history of your problem first and then do a comprehensive musculoskeletal exam to diagnose what is wrong with you.
The doctor may then order diagnostic tests including a x-ray or a MRI or ct scan is needed.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Exam and Films
You must be going because of pain or an injury.
You will get an exam- but also you most likely will need x-rays as the orthopedist does specialize in bone and joint care. If you already have films- be sure to take them.

In brief: Exam and Films
You must be going because of pain or an injury.
You will get an exam- but also you most likely will need x-rays as the orthopedist does specialize in bone and joint care. If you already have films- be sure to take them.
Dr. Mark Elliott
Dr. Mark Elliott
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