Your physician is an expert on medical care. You are the expert on yourself.
Patients achieve greater satisfaction with their health care when they share the responsibility for their treatment and outcome with their health care providers. While Dr. Kahn is an expert on medical care, you are the expert on yourself, and often there can be more than one option for treating your condition. By acting as a partner with Dr. Kahn, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs, and lifestyle. This can make you feel more confident about being compliant with the treatment you have chosen.
What to bring to your first appointment
Please complete the forms appropriate for your medical records management needs and insurance requirements. If you have been evaluated previously for this or any other related condition, and if you are self-referred to our office, please bring the following information with you, or you may have it faxed or emailed to our office prior to your visit:
- Medical records from previous treating providers, including surgical reports, if applicable
- Reports of x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, bone scans, and/or nerve testing studies (EMG/NCS)
- List of medications that you currently take and any medication allergies that you may have
- History of any other previous surgery or medical conditions for which you previously or presently receive treatment
What to think about before your first appointment
Please help Dr. Kahn diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- What are your main symptoms?
- How long have you had your symptoms?
- What were you doing when your symptoms started?
- Have you had this problem in the past?
- What was the diagnosis?
- How was it treated?
- How and when did an injury occur? How was it treated?
- Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
- Have you ever had surgery in that area?
- What activities, related to sports, work, or your lifestyle, make your symptoms better or worse?
- Do you think that any activities related to your job or hobbies caused your symptoms?
- What previous treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
- What medications have you taken? Did they help?