Q: What do I need to bring for my first visit?

A: First time patients must bring identification and insurance information. If under 18 a legal guardian must be present with you.


Q: Can I fill out the medical forms prior to my appointment with Pacifica Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?

A: Yes go to Patient Information on our website, and then go to Patient Forms. If the forms are complete upon arrive, then you will only need to be here 10-15 minutes early. If the forms are not completed please arrive 30-45 minutes early.


Q: Do I need to be early for my scheduled appointment time?

A: Yes 10 to 15 minutes


Q: What clothing should I wear on the day of my doctor’s visit?

A: Wear loose fitting clothing; the doctor must be able to examine the area without restriction.


Q: Do I need to bring a companion with me?

A: Yes, if you are having a procedure done, you may not be able to drive.


Q: What information should I bring for the doctor?

A: Bring your insurance card, a detailed list of medications, past medical history, doctor’s notes, x-rays, and/or MRI’s.


Q: I’ve had a change of insurance since my last visit. When should I notify the office?

A: Notify the office prior to your next schedule visit


Q: Am I responsible for a payment at the time of my visit?

A: Yes, you are responsible for co-pays and deductibles. If you have no insurance, payment is due in full at time of visit.


Q: It is my first visit; will I be seeing a doctor?

A: Yes, you will be seen by the doctor that you made the appointment with.


Q: When do I use ice on my injury?

A: Use ice 10-15 minutes to relieve pain and to keep the swelling down.


Q: When do I use heat on my injury?

A: You would only use heat 10-15 minutes where the injury is no longer acute. Heat helps to restore range of motion and decrease soft tissue stiffness.


Q: If have a fracture, will I be put in a cast?

A: Maybe, the doctor will make a decision on whether a cast or a splint is the best for you. Severe fractures may require surgery.


Q: What happens if I need an X-Ray, Fluroscopy, or an MRI?

A: We have Digital X-Ray, fluroscopy, and MRI onsite.

Q: Will I need to have follow up care for rehabilitation?

A: It is a good possibility that you may need restorative therapies. Pacifica Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has physical and occupational therapy on-site.

Q: Am I able to get a prescription filled at Pacifica Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?

A: Yes, your doctor may write you a prescription which you can fill at our in-house pharmacy, or you can go to a pharmacy of your choice.

Pacifica Orthopedics
18800 Delaware Street, Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-202-0537
Fax: 714-841-5303
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