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Preparing for Your Appointment

We know that your appointment with our orthopaedic surgeon is important to you, and it can be most beneficial if you are prepared for it. This includes having the information your doctor will need from you as well as being able to gather information that you need from your doctor.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to further improve your experience with us at Fraser Orthopaedic Institute. We look forward to meeting you.

Things to bring/know for Your Appointment

  • Health Care card
  • List of names and doses of Medications & Supplements you take
  • List of Specialists that you have seen
  • Name of your family physician
  • List of surgeries that you have had
  • Any braces or orthotics that you have used for your condition
  • A family member or friend to help with translating, if needed
  • Any imaging study that you may have in your possession (CD etc.)

What to wear

  • Please wear or bring a pair of shorts or loose fitting pair of pants if having a knee, foot or ankle assessment.
  • Woman must wear a tank top with long hair tied back if having a shoulder assessment.

How long will my appointment be?

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.
  • Be prepared to be at your appointment for 1-2 hours.
  • Factor in an additional 1-hour in advance of your appointment if X-rays are to be taken on site.
  • Please arrange parking in accordance with these time frames. (Pay by phone location #3152)

Personalized care doesn’t always follow definitive times schedules, and we appreciate your understanding and patience if we keep you waiting longer then you expected. In some cases, patients require special attention, or your provider may be asked to assess a serious injury. Be assured that your doctor will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.

Patient History Questionnaire

New patients may be asked to complete a New Patient Registration Questionnaire. You can do this in advance of your appointment at home and bring in the completed questionnaire or you may be sent an online questionnaire to be completed electronically.

X-Rays May Be Required

An x-ray may be required for your appointment. The MOA (Medical Office Assistant) will let you know if you need an X-ray at the time of booking your appointment and will forward a requisition:

An X-ray facility operated by West Coast Medical Imaging is on site to facilitate the process.

If you are coming in for X-rays on the same day as your appointment, please arrive 1 hour in advance of your scheduled appointment with the doctor for the X-ray.

If you have had any diagnostics (X-rays, MRI, CT, etc) done outside of the Fraser Health Authority hospitals then you will need to bring in a CD with the actual images and the report.

What will happen during my appointment?

  • Your doctor will take a history of your symptoms and inquire on what treatments you may have already tried.
  • Your doctor will also ask you questions about your general medical health, what medications you take and what other doctors you are seeing.
  • A physical examination will be conducted.
  • Your doctor will look at your x-rays or any other investigation tests you have had.
  • You and your doctor will discuss the diagnosis and come up with a treatment plan or organize more tests if necessary.

New Patients Registration Form