We strive to make all of your visits to Nano Clinic comfortable and convenient. Your first appointment will involve meeting the team, talking to your surgeon, and undergoing a detailed physical examination so that we can make recommendations for your care.
What to Bring
- Insurance card and photo I.D.
- Medical records: Please bring copies of your medical records from other physicians – including copies of imaging studies and lab results. If you’ve undergone joint surgery before, bring copies of your operation report.
- Lists: Please provide a written list of your medications and allergies (if any).
What to Expect
A Detailed Medical History
We’ll want to know about your overall health, family medical history, and existing conditions – particularly arthritis and osteoporosis.
With imaging studies, we can assess the size, shape and position of the joint, which can further help us confirm the diagnosis.
A Conversation About Your Pain
We need to know where your pain occurs, and what movements cause it. Many of our patients find it’s helpful to keep a pain journal during the week leading up to their appointment.
Orthopedic Physical Examination
This exam will allow us to assess your range of motion, reflexes, function and more. We will evaluate your ability to walk, sit, stand, climb stairs, and get out of bed. The results of these various tests will aid us in making a diagnosis and recommending treatments.
Our Goal for Your First Appointment
Our goal during this first visit to Nano Clinic is to get to know you. We want to learn about your pain, your goals for treatment, and the activities that are important to you. All this information – along with the results of your various physical tests and imaging studies – will help us make treatment recommendations that resolve your pain, restore your function, and meet your unique lifestyle needs.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t let joint pain keep you from a full and active life. Contact Nano Clinic today and schedule a consultation.