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What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the issue

Though at the minimum, a history, a physical exam, and an explanation of the doctor's theory for your symptoms/ chief complaint.

In brief: Depends on the issue

Though at the minimum, a history, a physical exam, and an explanation of the doctor's theory for your symptoms/ chief complaint.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthopedic

Your orthopedic visit will address conditions regarding nerves, joints, muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and function.
Any exam should obtain history, do physical exam, review pertinent labs and images, come up with a working diagnosis and treatment plan for your orthopedic condition.

In brief: Orthopedic

Your orthopedic visit will address conditions regarding nerves, joints, muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and function.
Any exam should obtain history, do physical exam, review pertinent labs and images, come up with a working diagnosis and treatment plan for your orthopedic condition.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It goes quickly

Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon is not much different than seeing other physicians.
You'll check in with the receptionist and be put in a room by an assistant. They will ask you why you are seeing the doctor. The doctor will ask some of the same questions and examine you. You may get x-rays, medicine, therapy or injections. Don't leave without a diagnosis, follow-up and all of your ?'s answered.

In brief: It goes quickly

Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon is not much different than seeing other physicians.
You'll check in with the receptionist and be put in a room by an assistant. They will ask you why you are seeing the doctor. The doctor will ask some of the same questions and examine you. You may get x-rays, medicine, therapy or injections. Don't leave without a diagnosis, follow-up and all of your ?'s answered.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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