Russellville Orthopedics is pleased to provide a wealth of online resources for patients. You can use our website to request an appointment, complete your registration and health history forms, learn about common orthopedic conditions and treatments, research financial information, and much more. We hope you find the online tools provided on our website useful, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What do i need to bring to my first visit ?
New patients must bring identification, your referral and insurance information. If under 18, a legal guardian must be present with you.
Can i fill out the medical forms prior to my visit ?
Yes, you can download Patient Forms, print and complete. If the forms are complete when you arrive, then you will only need to be here 10-15 minutes early. If the forms are not completed, please arrive 30-45 minutes early
Do i need to be early for my scheduled appointment ?
If you are a new patient and you completed the patient forms prior to your arrival, then you will only need to be here 10-15 minutes early. If you have not completed the forms, please arrive 30-45 minutes early.
What clothing should i wear the day of my doctors visit ?
Wear loose fitting clothing; the doctor must be able to examine the area without restriction.
Do I need to bring a companion with me ?
Yes, if you are having a procedure done, you may not be able to drive.
What information should I bring to the doctor ?
Bring a detailed list of medications, past medical history, doctor’s notes, x-rays, and MRIs.
I've had a change to my insurance when should i notify the office ?
Notify the office prior to your next schedule visit.
Am I responsible for a payment at the time of my visit ?
Yes, you are responsible for co-pays and deductibles.
It is my first visit to Russellville Orthopedics, will I be seen by a doctor ?
Yes, the doctor with whom you made the appointment will see you.
When do i use ice on my injury ?
Use ice for 10-15 minutes to relieve pain and to keep the swelling down.
When do i use heat on my injury ?
You would only use heat for 10-15 minutes when the injury is no longer acute. Heat helps to restore range of motion and decrease soft tissue stiffness.
If I have a fracture, will it be put in a cast ?
Maybe. The doctor will make a decision on whether a cast or a splint is the best for you. Severe fractures may require surgery.
What happens if i need a X-Ray or an MRI ?
We have X-ray and MRI onsite at Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management.
Will I need follow-up care for rehabilitation ?
It is a good possibility that you may need restorative therapies. Russellville Orthopedics has physical and occupational therapy at our locations.