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Offline krazyknees

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appt with Dr. Teitge
« on: January 30, 2012, 12:59:53 AM »
We will be flying in from out of state for a Tuesday appointment. I will bring all records, op reports and the disc with MRI and x-rays. However, my son never had a CAT scan. His office said after the dr sees my son he might order a rotational CAT scan. When I asked if they do them in his office they said no they are done elsewhere and they can't guarantee that we would be able to get them done that same day. I guess this means he won't be able to go over diagnosis and recommendations at that visit. I asked the office if we could get the CAT scan done prior to our visit, but it seems like they can't order a test prior to my son being seen. Anyone have any experience with this - traveling to see a dr, but not having all the test results at the time of visit?
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Re: appt with Dr. Teitge
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 02:30:51 AM »
You should be ok. He'll be able to give you a general idea until you get the results (if the ct is necessary). I've had appointments where I didn't have everything ready, but these tests can't usually be ordered in advance. When's your appointment? You'll wanna have a list of questions ready.

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Re: appt with Dr. Teitge
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 02:58:17 AM »
I would also assume that the surgeon would want to physically examine the patient prior to ordering a test such as a CT scan.  If it were not deemed necessary, you would not want to needlessly expose a patient to the radiation from the CT scan.

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Re: appt with Dr. Teitge
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 05:01:53 AM »
My understanding is Dr T is also very particular where rotational studies are done.  He wants them done at his facility to make sure all of the necessary information is gathered and the quality is ok.  Rotational studies are not done all that often and most facilities will not complete them correctly.
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