What to bring to your appointment
Please take a moment to consider what to bring to your appointment. We at Patient Centered Neurology want to spend your time and ours wisely and create a safe and effective healthcare experience for you. In order to accomplish this, we recommend that you bring these items with you to your appointment.
1) Completed administrative forms. You can also fax these to us in advance at (713) 333-6919, email them to us at email@example.com, or mail them to us at 915 Gessner Rd., Ste 750, Houston, TX 77024.
2) All medications you are currently taking or have recently taken including over the counter medications. A list is also helpful, however, we frequently find errors on these lists and therefore strongly recommend bringing both the list and the actual medicines in their bottles or packages.
3) Medical records relevant to your current appointment. If you have seen other healthcare providers in regards to the neurological problems that are bringing you to us, please make sure to bring the medical records from these encounters to us. This includes records from physicians, hospitals, imaging facilities, and others. Most of these healthcare providers would be happy to send these records to us on your behalf. Many of them will require a Medical Information Release Form to do so. We recommend you use our Medical Information Release Form to request your records to avoid confusion. You may find a link to the forms here. Complete this form and send it to the healthcare provider currently maintaining the record. Make sure to leave sufficient time to allow the processing of these records. You do NOT need to send a medical release of records to any Memorial Hermann hospital or St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center as Dr. Blum has direct access to these records.
4) Imaging. If you have had MRIs, CTs or X-rays that were done because of your neurological problems, please bring the CDs of the actual films. Yes, Dr. Blum needs the report AND the CD! Bring these with you. If you had your imaging performed at a Memorial Hermann hospital or imaging facility, please notify the staff and they will arrange to have the images available to the doctors. You may call or send us a note via our Contact Form or via the Patient Portal to make these arrangements. If you had images performed at St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center, you don’t need to do anything. Dr. Blum has access to the films.
If you have already been seen here at Patient Centered Neurology, we recommend that you review the list above. If something has occurred to you and created new health problems, please bring any medical records and imaging that might be helpful for your appointment with us. See the paragraphs above for details. It is not necessary to fill out any more clinical or administrative forms. Please update your insurance and demographic information when you book your appointment online or if necessary, by phone. Always bring a complete medication list with you to every appointment.
Preparing for Your EMG Nerve Conduction Study
For referring physicians or patients with a physician referral, please call (713) 333-6900 directly to schedule an EMG nerve conduction study.
Most patients are referred for testing of their arms and/or legs, and if the physicians and staff can reach these areas easily, there will be no need to change into a gown. For your convenience and comfort, we ask that you wear shorts if you will need leg or back testing and wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts for arms or neck testing. On the day of the test, please be sure to shower or bathe thoroughly to reduce the risk of infection from the test. Do not apply lotion or creams to the areas to be tested other than required medical ointments.