Thank you for choosing Dr. Shifflett and his staff to assist with your spinal care. We will do everything to make your visit with us as efficient and informative as possible. In order to facilitate this, here a few things you might consider prior to arriving for your specialty consultation:
1) WHAT HURTS? - If your injury was the result of an acute event, please take note of the exact date of the injury and how it occurred. If you can not attribute your symptoms to a specific injury, take some time to determine which specific activities (everyday or athletic) worsen your symptoms. Try to recall if a recent change in activity may have contributed to your symptoms.
2) GATHER RECORDS - Many of our patients are referred by other physicians for primary evaluation or a second opinion, and thus you may have already obtained routine imaging prior to your visit and/or undergone treatment. Please remember to bring your MRI, CT, or X-ray images on a CD to your appointment. Also, please bring all operative/procedural reports from prior surgeries or injections as these can assist Dr. Shifflett in accurately diagnosing your condition and offering the best treatment strategy moving forward.
3) ONLINE FORMS - In order to make your office appointment as efficient as possible, we strongly encourage patients to fill out all forms prior to their visit. You will receive a notification email with our standardized “New Patient Packet.” Please check your junk/spam folders if you did not receive this email. Alternatively, all new patient forms can be found under the "New Patient Questionnaire" tab. If you are having difficulty with any online forms, please contact Dr. Shifflett’s office at 310-574-0480.
Please click here to download the New Patient Packet.