What to Bring to an Appointment

For the convenience of his patients, Dr Carreira has assembled a list of items to bring with you at the time of your visit:

  • All old medical records, including past operative reports
  • All imaging studies, including X-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, including of the lumbar spine; please bring the images themselves (preferably printed out or on CD) and the reports
  • All braces or inserts previously used or prescribed

For new patients, we typically obtain a new set of X-rays of the affected area here in the office. If X-rays are needed at the time of your visit, we will obtain them here at the office.

Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not to bring a particular record or item, please contact Dr. Carreira’s office as we would happily offer guidance over the telephone.