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Your first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon or physician at Alpine Orthopedics will likely include a comprehensive medical history evaluation, physical tests, and may involve either the process of or scheduling of diagnostic imaging using X-Ray and/or MRI to get a better view of the injury.
We try to keep things running smoothly and stick to a schedule, however, we don’t have total control of how long each individual appointment will take. A little patience, especially if your appointment is a little later in the day, is always appreciated.
As a new patient we will often suggest that X-Rays are taken so that we can get a better idea of what is going on with your injury. Often times these X-Rays will be taken before you have seen the clinical staff so that they can review the images prior to meeting with you. If you have had X-Rays taken at a previous location please see if they can provide you with a copy of the X-Rays so that you won’t have to have more taken.
A Physician’s Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) will likely be the first person you meet after your initial medical billing paperwork. This experienced staff helps focus the physicians on diagnostics and treatment by helping collect important vital information, medical history and broad assessment details. Once that initial examination is done the physician will review the information before meeting with you. They may ask similar questions, clarifying information and will likely do some physical examination and perhaps testing of the injury. If they feel it is warranted they may also schedule some additional diagnostic imaging. Alpine Orthopedics can perform a MRI in-house and is scheduled once we get your insurance approval.
Once a diagnosis is formed, the physician will lay out the treatment options which may include things like physical therapy, injections, or perhaps surgery as the situation warrants. If surgery is required and meets qualifying conditions, Alpine Orthopedics surgeons can perform the surgery in our on-site same-day surgical center.
Before your appointment, you can be prepared by gathering together and bringing:
Since 1997, the physicians of Alpine have helped thousands of patients with orthopedic injuries and problems so they can better enjoy life in this incredible area.
The Orthopedic Surgical Center of Montana is an outpatient, same-day, orthopedic surgical center in Bozeman, Montana serving the patients of Alpine Orthopedics. The Orthopedic Surgical Center of Montana is an independently owned surgical center, allowing better control over costs, billing, and patient access. Co-located with Alpine Orthopedics, our physicians can literally walk between the facilities, allowing them to be there when you are.