How do I make an Appointment?
Simply call our main number at between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please have your insurance card available. Or you can request an appointment online using this form.
How long will it take me to get an appointment?
For urgent conditions such as broken bones or acute joint injuries, one of our doctors is usually available to see you within 1-2 days. For conditions that are non-urgent, you can usually be seen within one week.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring your insurance card, and a referral from your PCP (Primary Care Provider), if needed by your health plan. Also bring any cd, x-ray film and reports. Many patients find that bringing comfortable clothes, such as gym shorts, is preferable to wearing paper gowns when being seen for back, hip, or knee problems.
How much will my office visit cost?
Depending on your insurance plan, we will collect your co-payment and any applicable deductible at the time of your office visit. As a courtesy to you, we will fill out insurance forms and bill your insurance carrier. In the case of accidents, we will not bill third parties, such as auto or homeowners insurance carriers, and do require full payment at the time of your office visit. You will, however, be given an itemized statement for reimbursement from the involved insurance carrier.
How do you handle prescriptions?
For your safety, prescription refills are authorized during regular office hours only, when we have access to your file and records. We ask that you call your pharmacist 24-48 hours in advance for a refill, and he or she will then contact us for authorization. You can also request a prescription refill online using this form. Please note that only active prescriptions approved by your doctor will honored when submitting your request online.
How do you handle telephone calls?
Our highly trained registered nurses and physician assistants can usually answer most of your questions when you call. Since the doctors and medical assistants are often in surgery or seeing patients, you may be asked to leave a message, and can expect a return call by the end of the day. For emergencies, a doctor will be paged and return your call as soon as possible.
Hand Therapy FAQs
Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitating injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremity (arm), which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Using advanced knowledge and specialized skills, the certified hand therapists at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, Texas, provide a full range of effective treatments designed to restore function in the upper limb, prevent re-injury and maximize participation in daily life.
The hand therapists at Advanced Orthopedics are widely published in prestigious research journals and have completed the highest levels of training in their profession. For educational purposes, we’ve provided general answers to the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hand therapy:
- Who is a hand therapist?
- What are common hand conditions?
- What is an orthosis?
Working closely with our patients’ physicians, our hand therapists create individualized hand therapy plans designed to help each patient achieve his or her greatest level of independence. We believe that close collaboration between the patient, physician and therapist is essential to ensure the best possible functional outcome.
If you’d like to learn more about hand therapy or schedule an appointment with a certified hand therapist, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, TX, today.
Physical Therapy FAQs
Orthopedic physical therapy is designed to help restore physical function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent further injuries, as well as promote overall fitness and good health. Many individuals can benefit from physical therapy services, including those who are recovering from a musculoskeletal condition, sports-related injury, surgical procedure or stroke.
For general informational purposes, the experienced team of physical therapists at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston has put together some potentially helpful answers to the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) about physical therapy:
- Who are physical therapists?
- What are the most common types of sports injuries?
- Can osteoarthritis be prevented with exercise?
- What is prenatal physical therapy?
- Who should I see for my injury?
- How do physical therapists treat sports injuries?
- What do physical therapists do to help their patients?
- What are sports injuries?
- Does physical therapy involve other therapies?
- What should I do after hip surgery?
- Will exercise help after a total hip replacement?
At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, we recognize that each patient is unique. If you have further questions about physical therapy or would like to talk one-on-one with a physical therapist, contact us to schedule a personal consultation at our spacious, 4,500-square-foot wellness center in Houston, TX.