Information for New Patients

At time of registration we ask that you check-in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete paperwork.  Registration forms can also be printed from this website and completed prior to your appointment to avoid the 15 minute early check-in.  To view and print the registration forms, please click here:  Patient Registration Forms.   Please complete the necessary information, and bring them to your appointment. Please contact our office with any questions while completing these forms.

Please bring your insurance card to every appointment.  You will be asked to pay your insurance co-pay and/or a portion of your bill at each visit. 

Contact your insurance carrier prior to your appointment as some require prior approval for services.  Patient benefits and eligibility can be confirmed through your insurance plan. 

You may be asked to send an pertinent medical records, x-rays, and/or scans prior to your appointment. 

Red Flag Rules: In an effort to comply with federal Identity Theft Laws, Missoula Bone & Joint now requires that patients present photo identification for treatment. Please contact our office with questions regarding this policy. Thank you for helping us to protect you.

Our goal is to minimize your wait time prior to your scheduled appointment. Please understand that emergencies and delays occasionally occur. Patience in these situations is greatly appreciated and we will do our best to keep you informed if such delays do occur.

We would ask that you please contact our office within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment if you need to reschedule or cancel.

Every time a patient does not notify us that they will be unable to keep an appointment it prohibits another patient from being able to see one of our providers. If you do not let us know at least two hours prior to your appointment time that you will be unable to keep your scheduled appointment, you will be assessed with a "no-show." Two "no-shows" within a rolling 24 month period will result in a patient being discharged from our practice and no further appointments will be scheduled for him/her.