How to Schedule an Appointment
We prefer a referral from another doctor or the hospital emergency department in order to schedule a new patient appointment to make sure we have all the relevant information necessary to evaluate you before your appointment. Please contact the doctor or other provider who told you that you need to see a neurosurgeon and have them make the referral for you.
We hope this does not inconvenience you; we are simply trying to avoid wasting your time and money. After all, not all patients who have a neurological problem are surgical candidates. A visit to a neurologist or other specialist first may save you a co-pay at our office.
Referring physicians are also able to order radiological tests, such as MRIs, that provide necessary information to a neurosurgeon. This step will expedite your care and appointment time.
If you want to skip the referral process and call to set up a new patient appointment for yourself, you will be scheduled on a Physician Assistant-only clinic day (Tuesday or Thursday). Please be advised that certain insurance companies will require you have a special authorization in order to pay for your visits, which may necessitate obtaining a referral from an in-network provider. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you with this process.
If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours in advance so that we may offer that appointment to another patient.
Referring providers can access the referral form here.