Second Opinions

Nothing is more important than your health and wellness, so it’s essential that you feel comfortable with both your doctor and your personal treatment plan for any condition related to your spine or brain. For this reason, it’s no surprise that many of the patients who come to Polaris have previously visited another doctor—and oftentimes, they’ve already received a diagnosis.

No matter how far along you are on your wellness path, we’ll make sure you understand your options and know exactly what to expect. We take the time to educate our patients, talk them through their personalized treatment plans and point them to the best information and resources.

To ensure that your first visit with us goes as smoothly as possible, you can review these key things to know.

 

Things to Know

Please bring your films to each appointment, as the report alone is not sufficient. If another physician or facility has your films, please pick them up prior to your appointment with us. It’s usually not advisable to rely on courier services. Without films, your evaluation may be rescheduled.

The Federal Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act outlines the way your medical information is used. You can view a description of your rights at any time. You’ll be asked to sign an acknowledgment that you have been provided a copy of these rights.

We want to provide your medication refills as efficiently and safely as possible. Please give us two business days notice for refill requests and be aware that we may need to speak with you before authorizing a prescription. If you receive pain medication from us, we request that you use only one pharmacy and that you do not obtain narcotic prescriptions from any other physician at the same time.

If you think you’re having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For appointments, prescription refills and other questions, please call during regular office hours. If you have a need that requires immediate attention, please call 404-256-2633 and follow the instructions to reach our on-call team.