After verifying your health insurance information patient information and verifying or entering your patient health history information, we will confirm receiving or ask you to sign the required Personal Health History Form and Privacy Form.
In accordance with protocols developed by Dr. Bowman, we may take x-rays of your hand or foot, if none have been taken, or if your imaging studies are outdated or difficult to read. You will then be placed in a patient treatment room. For hand problems you may sit in a chair next to the hand examination table. For foot and ankle problems we will ask you to remove your sock and shoes on the affected side(s).
Dr. Bowman will then review your health history, the history regarding your particular orthopaedic problem and conduct an examination. He will review any imaging studies, including x-rays and other laboratory studies or reports. He will review his findings and orthopaedic diagnosis with you. He will present and explain the choice of treatment options. He will try to fully educate you on the nature of your problem and your choices for treatment. He will answer any questions that you may have. Any treatments that can be performed in the office, such as injection or cast/splint will be completed at that time. If additional studies, such as a CT scan or MRI are needed to help complete the diagnosis, the staff will assist you in scheduling these. If surgery is required, Dr. Bowman and Kristin will discuss this with you and start the scheduling and preoperative process. Upon leaving, you will be given all of your prescriptions for medications, testing or orthotics. Any follow-up appointments will be scheduled at that time. We will contact you by phone or through your Patient Portal with critical laboratory results or if you need to change medications such as antibiotics. Dr. Bowman prefers to review imaging studies such as CT scan, MRIs or bone scans with you directly at the next office visit in order to also re-examine you and provide the most expert opinion.