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4 Helpful Tips to Prepare for Your IMUA Orthopedics Appointment September 16, 2016

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
4 Helpful Tips to Prepare for Your IMUA Orthopedics Appointment, Honolulu, Hawaii

Whether you are recovering from a sports injury or simply dealing with an age-related musculoskeletal condition, the orthopedic doctors at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health are here for you. As Honolulu's most trusted osteopathic physicians, Dr. Elizabeth M. Ignacio and Dr. Nicole Yukiko Gesik seek to help their patients get the most from their osteopathic manipulative treatment.

From sports medicine and performance optimization to wellness coaching and nutrition, IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health provides high-quality medical care to a variety of patients. After you schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor, you can get the most from your first visit by preparing ahead of time. Here are four tips to help you get ready:

  • What To Bring: Bring your driver's license or another form of photo identification along with your insurance card. They will also need the birth date of the primary subscriber on your insurance. If you have X-rays or MRI/CT studies, it is a good idea to bring these to the appointment as well. 
  • orthopedic doctorsWorkers’ Compensation: If you were injured on the job and are filing a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to provide information related to your insurance carrier, claim number, date of injury, and adjuster's name and contact information.
  • What To Wear: It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose-fit clothing so the orthopedic doctors can thoroughly examine you. If you have shoulder problems, please wear a sleeveless shirt or a tank top. If you have knee problems, please wear shorts. For OMT problems, wear shorts or loose-fit pants.
  • What To Know: IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health understands that life is busy and you may need to cancel an appointment. As part of their cancellation policy, patients must notify them 24 hours in advance. If you do not give prior notice or are a no-show, they may charge a $30 fee. Multiple no-shows may require a temporary suspension of services.

IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health strives to provide excellent medical care in a warm and welcoming environment. If you’re seeking sports medicine care, osteopathic manipulation, wellness coaching, or nutrition counseling, visit their website and Facebook page to learn more. Call (808) 521-8170 to schedule your first appointment today.

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