Your First Visit To Hanson Clinic
Who should I contact if I have a question?
Please call (719) 766-9000 for any of the following. In addition, direct phone numbers for our dedicated personnel are included depending on your questions or needs.
Our dedicated practice coordinators will be happy to schedule your appointment. If they are on the line with another patient, please leave a voicemail message, and they will return your call within one hour. Your request for an appointment will be individually addressed. Same day or next day appointments are available for your acute needs and appointments within one to two weeks are available for more chronic conditions. It is our goal to provide you with an appointment date and time that will meet with your needs and schedule. Note that certain insurance carriers require a referral from your primary care provider. It is your responsibility for obtaining the referral; however, we will work with you to obtain the referral if necessary.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VISIT
Before your visit.
- Find out the basics about our office.
• Where is Hanson Clinic located? (Click here for map & directions.)
• What time should I arrive?
• Where do I park and is there handicap parking available?
- Make a written list and bring with you:
• Medications you are taking
• Printed and filled out Patient Forms
• Your medical history - such as prior treatments for heart or thyroid problems or operations, even those not related to your problem.
• Your concerns about your condition (pain, loss of mobility of function).
- Consider asking a friend or family member to accompany you. If you need a translator, ask another adult to come with your; don't rely on a child to translate.
- Dress appropriately. Wear loose clothing that is easy to take off and put on.
At the time or your visit.
- Arrive on time.
- Be honest and complete when talking to one or our dedicated staff members, as well as with Dr. Hanson. Share your point of view and don't hold back information that you might consider embarrassing. Be honest.
- Take notes on what Dr. Hanson or one of our staff members tells you. Ask questions if you don't understand the meaning of a work or the instructions you are given.
- Ask what to expect from your treatment, what effect it will have on your daily activities and what you can do to prevent further disability. If surgery is recommended, ask what you can expect if you don't have surgery and what to expect if you decide to proceed with surgery.
For more information about payment options, please review our Payment Options for Co-pays, Co-insurance and Deductibles.
We look forward to your visit with us!