Preparing for your First Appointment

P. Ravi Kiran, MD discussing options with a patient

If you have recently had any imaging studies performed, such as an MRI or CT scan, it is very important to bring a copy of the study as well as the imaging report. The findings of your imaging study will help your physician decide if you need a procedure and if so, what kind. If you have had the imaging study performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, we will be able to access the reports internally. However, if your imaging study was performed at an outside facility, we strongly encourage you to obtain a copy of the images and accompanying report ahead of time to bring with you to your consultation. If you do not have these items with you, we may have to request them directly from the facility that performed the study. That extra step can delay your diagnosis and treatment.

Before your first appointment, please download and print the following two forms, fill them out, and bring them with you to your appointment.
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