Preparing For Your Appointment

Your First Visit to Dr. Mathews

  • Orthopedic examination – You will have a physical examination directed to your affected pain area, and any related areas.
  • Complete medical history – This will include medications and dosages, medical problems, and past surgeries
  • X-rays – These will be taken of affected body part and any other potential problem areas. Recent and old x-rays are very helpful if you have them.
  • MRIs, CT scans you may bring with you will be reviewed.
  • Consideration of your various treatment options
  • Information pamphlets on arthritis treatments and joint replacement
  • Most importantly, we are here to answer your questions.
  • A letter explaining our findings and recommendations will be sent to your referring physician

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