Patient Information

Appointments

The quickest way to schedule an appointment is to call the office number listed below.

(206) 633-8100 x2

What to Bring to an Appointment

  • Patient Forms (For New OSS Patients)
  • Your current valid insurance card
  • Referral authorization from your primary care provider if necessary.
  • Medical History to include all medications and dosage taken currently.
  • All previous x-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, or other test results relating to your medical problem.
  • Previous medical records relating to current medical problem.

Telephone

If you have a question or problem that needs the attention of an orthopedic surgeon please call during office hours. It is not always practical to interrupt the doctor during patient exams. Please expect to speak to or leave a message with a nurse or staff member. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, usually by the close of office hours. EMERGENCY CALLS WILL BE HANDLED IMMEDIATELY.

Prescriptions and Refills

Prescriptions and refills are issued during weekday office hours only. For a prescription refill, call the pharmacy first and they will contact the office. Remember to check your medicine requirements prior to weekends and holidays. We require 24-hour notification on all refills. The physician on call will not refill narcotic prescriptions.

Fee and Billing Procedure

While all fees are due and payable at the time of service, as a courtesy to patients we bill most health insurance carriers, provided we have sufficient information. However, you retain financial responsibility for all charges incurred and will receive a monthly billing statement. We do not bill 3rd party carriers and require payment at the time of your appointment for services provided under these plans.

Our physicians accept assignment on Medicare claims.

If you have any question regarding our billing procedures, please call our business office at (206)633-8150 between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday.

X-Rays

The courts have established that x-rays are the property of the doctor who has taken them and that they are to be retained in his possession as a part of the patients medical record. X-rays may be sent on loan to other doctors’ for their review after we receive a signed authorization from you. You may also receive copies of your x-rays taken in our office. There is a fee for copying x-rays.