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Active Manhattanites encounter a dizzying profusion of situations every day. No one knows your own experience like you do, and chances are you have a question not yet answered here. Ask it in the form below, and then watch for the response.

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SUBMITTED BY Daniel H. | April 29, 2013

QUESTION:

Do you take x-rays on site?

ANSWER:

If the doctor determines x-rays are needed, we almost always take them right on site.  Only if specialized or unusual study is required will we send out for them.  Our physiatrists can also do Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Electromyelogram (EMG) and some other neurological testing in our office.  MRI, diagnostic ultrasound, CT scans, nuclear bone scans and other such advanced imaging studies  we prefer to refer out.  We go over all diagnostic results with our patients on their next visit.

SUBMITTED BY Mary B. | May 10, 2013

QUESTION:

What can I expect on my first visit to your office?

ANSWER:

When you first arrive, there will be a small amount of paperwork to complete—usually 5-10 minutes at most.  Next, you meet with one of our staff doctors for a thorough consultation, health history, and examination.  This usually takes 20-30 minutes and helps indicate your problem, the best course of treatment, and whether such diagnostics as x-rays or MRIs are needed.  Most patients do not start treatment on the first visit unless they are in severe pain, since we like time to review our findings with the therapists and other Manhattan Sports Medicine providers. To afford you the benefit of several different healthcare providers’ perspectives, we therefore usually think it best to begin treatment on the second visit.  On your first visit you can also expect someone to review your insurance policy briefly and explain what your exact financial responsibility will be for your care.

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