For New Patients
Your Physician is an Expert on Medical Care. You are the Expert on Yourself.
Many people are more satisfied with their health care if they share the responsibility with their doctor. Your physician is an expert on orthopaedic health, but you are the expert on yourself. Often there is more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By being a partner with Dr. Matthys, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs, and lifestyle. You also will feel more confident about carrying out the chosen treatment. Being prepared will help you get the most out of your appointment:
What to Think About
Before completing the patient Medical History Form below, please think about your condition and be prepared to answer the following questions:
- What are your main symptoms?
- How long have you had your symptoms?
- What were you doing when your symptoms started?
- Have you had this problem in the past?
- What was the diagnosis?
- How was it treated?
- How and when did an injury occur? How was it treated?
- Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
- Have you ever had surgery in that area?
- What activities, related to sports, work, or your lifestyle, make your symptoms better or worse?
- Do you think that activities related to your job or hobbies caused your symptoms?
- What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
- What nonprescription medicines have you taken? Did they help?
Forms to Complete
Please download, print, and fill out the appropriate forms for your situation.
Click Here to Access Patient Forms
Medical Records to Bring
If you have been treated by another provider for your condition within the last 12 months, medical records from that visit may be helpful. If you would like to release those records to Dr. Matthys please fill out the Medical Records Release Form. You may either have your records released to you and carry them to your appointment or have them mailed directly to us. For Xrays, please have the facility release the actual xray films, if possible, instead a disc. Having your prior records released to us is optional. Please contact our office if you have any questions.
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If you need to cancel or post-pone your appointment, please contact our office at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
We Look Forward to Seeing You!
Please arrive 20 minutes early if you have not yet filled out these forms. If you have completed forms with you, you only need to check in with the reception desk 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Thank you for your assistance completing this information. We look forward to seeing you on the day of your appointment!