Your Visit

 

OhioHealth Arthritis and Osteoporosis Physicians, formerly Grant Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, makes it easy for you:

  • Our staff pre-authorizes all therapies and understands the coverage provided by most major health insurance plans
  • We actively plan your visits to minimize your number of trips - for your convenience and for cost-effectiveness of your healthcare

 

What to bring to your appointment:

 

  • Photo ID
  • Current insurance card(s)
  • Co-payment(s), if required
  • Tests results/films that have been requested by us
  • Copies of bone density tests, if testing was performed at a non-OhioHealth facility
  • If you have Medicare, please bring your pharmacy insurance drug card
  • Current list of your medications and pharmacy name/phone number
  • If you are a new patient, bring your new patient form completed

Check InWe would ask that you arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your new patient papers filled out. If for some reason you do not have new patient papers, please bring a list of your medications and all your current doctor information, including name and address of your physicians. We have included a link below to print off the new patient form if you have access to a printer. We also ask that you bring any records you may have from previous rheumatologists with you.

 

 

What you can expect at your appointment:

A full history and physical exam will be completed while you are with us. We may need to order blood work and/or X-rays for additional information. Please plan to be at your appointment for several hours, although it may not take this long. We will likely have you return for an appointment within several weeks, if necessary, to discuss the results of your test(s) and future recommendations.

 

What to expect for a typical infusion appointment:

After arriving for treatment, someone will check your vital signs (temperature, heart rate, blood pressure) and you may have a routine physical exam. You will be seated in an infusion chair, which is similar to a recliner or lounge chair. The infusion time varies depending on the type of medication – from 30 minutes to over 4 hours During treatment, many people like to read a book, listen to music on a headset, or watch television.

 

For osteoporosis patients:

If you are being seen for osteoporosis, please pick up a copy of your previous bone density test results in person from the facility where you had them completed, if possible. Often a faxed copy does not get sent or the pictures are not clear enough to read. We would like to see all previous bone densities to make an accurate decision about your need for treatment.

 

About return appointments:

Typically a return appointment is no longer than 30 minutes. We always ask that you bring a list of your medications, so that we may make note of any changes.