Working Together to Provide the Best Care Possible
The Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center provides the highest quality of care for patients with neurological movement disorders. Neurological Movement Disorders are complex, so for the best possible results, we need your help to obtain related medical records. Quality treatment starts with complete information. We schedule patients to be seen after we have received their medical records in order to provide the highest level of care.
- Please provide medical records from providers who have seen you regarding your movement disorders problem such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, etc. Most important other records from your prior treating neurologist (if you have seen one or multiple prior neurologists) or from your primary care physician who is referring you if you have not seen a neurologist previously.
- If you have commercial insurance, we require a referral from your primary care physician or your current neurologist. For certain types of manage Medicare plans, we require a referral from your primary care physician.
- If you have had prior MRI or CT scan of the brain, we would like to have the report and a CD of the images to personally review. For patients with cervical dystonia, it may be helpful to obtain the MRI or CT scan of the cervical spine if these have been previously performed.
- If neuropsychological testing has been previously performed, please arrange for the neuropsychologist to send us the report since cognitive or emotional difficulties can significantly impact the best choice of treatments for you.
- Presymptomatic patients: If previously tested, we need a copy of the genetic testing results. If not previously tested, please provide a short letter about your family background with Huntington’s disease including if and why you would like to be tested. Please call our new patient intake coordinator for more details.
- Symptomatic patients: If previously tested, we need a copy of the genetic testing results. We also need the medical records from the patient’s current treating physician/neurologist.
- Prior to being seen in HD clinic, patients will receive a phone call from our social worker to obtain additional history and intake to better optimize care for the patient’s first visit to ensure that the patient sees all the appropriate providers such as clinical psychology and physical therapy as well as neurology.
Please fill out this packet out and bring it with you to your first appointment. For your convenience, you may fill the form out on your computer and print the completed form with the exception of the Medication List. – Please note that the form(s) must be printed. The information you entered onto the form may not be saved for later use such as email; Adobe Reader required to view form.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US
When you plan to visit our office, there are a few things we thought we should share with you.
1.) If this will be your first visit, please plan to spend several hours with us. A typical New Patient visit can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Our providers are very thorough.
2.) We typically submit all of your progress notes to your treating providers. We want to make sure all of your physicians are kept informed of your progress. If you have specific providers you would like us to include when we send out our progress notes, please indicate this to us on your paper work. Please include their contact information as well as a fax number.
3.) Our providers require that upon every visit, you must bring a completed Medication List. They do not want to miss a thing!
4.) Finally, you will receive the best care possible. If you are a current patient and have any questions about your care, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Due to the insecure nature of email, it is not recommended that current patients contact our office by email. If you are an existing patient and you would like to contact us online, it is recommended that you do so through our online Patient Portal. The Patient Portal will allow you to communicate with our nurse, check medications, request appointments & schedule changes, and request a limited amount of your medical records. If you have not already registered for Patient Portal access, please call our office and request that your chart be “Web-Enabled”. Our Receptionist will gladly assist you with this. Once we Web-Enable your chart, you will receive an email with further instructions to complete your Portal registration.