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Doctor and Patient

FAQs

What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?


Apart from medicare and your insurance information:

  • Drivers License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)




Are my medical records kept private and confidential?


Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.




Do I need a referral to make an appointment?


We will need to have a referral from your primary care physician in order to schedule an appointment. Once we receive the referral, our front office will contact you.

All paperwork filled out online must be filled out completely and returned to our office 48 hours prior to your appointment.




How can my family doctor help me to obtain specialist medical care?


Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own family doctor, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs. Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.




What should I expect during my first visit?


You can expect the following at your first visit:
-A physical exam and medical history review
-Possible imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI or CAT scan
-An evaluation of your symptoms
-A determination of your needs and goals
The physician will focus on pinpointing the condition that is causing your pain. By listening to patient and providing a thorough examination, Dr. Thakur can get an accurate diagnosis.