Sports Medicine Clinic Visit Overview
At the UW Health Sports Medicine Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, our sports medicine fellowship-trained doctors work closely with patients and the rest of the sports medicine team to develop treatment plans that are patient-centered and focus on maximizing participation in sports and recreational activities.
To help you better prepare for your clinic visit with us, please review the following information. This comprehensive list outlines what to expect, as well as the health care providers you may encounter at a typical clinic visit. Your visit with us may or may not include all of the services listed below.
Please note, appointment times may vary. However, as a general guideline we suggest allowing up to 90 minutes for your initial clinic visit.
Check-in and Waiting Area
Registration/check-in will be as you enter the clinic building. After checking in, proceed to the second floor waiting area. If you are new to our clinic and have not filled out the patient health history questionnaire, please obtain one at the second floor information desk.
Electronic Medical Record Update
A medical assistant or licensed athletic trainer (MA or LAT) will bring you from the waiting area and take you to your clinic room. The MA or LAT will then update your current medications and health status in your electronic medical record.
If you need new x-ray films, you will be sent down the hall to radiology. You may be asked to change into shorts or a gown for x-rays. You will then return to your clinic room. Your films will be sent electronically to your room; you do not need to hand-carry any films.
If you need new x-ray films, you will be sent down the hall to radiology (you may be asked to change into shorts or a gown for x-rays). You will then return to your clinic room and your films will be sent electronically to your room; you do not need to hand carry any films.
Physician Evaluation and Assessment
The physician will review your history and repeat essential parts of the physical examination. At the completion of this assessment, the physician will provide you with a diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan.
This plan may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Prescription for Braces / Orthotics: Depending on the type of orthotic prescribed, you may see the orthotic technician at your clinic visit, or you may be asked to schedule an appointment at a later date.
- Consult for Sports Rehabilitation: You may schedule a sports rehabilitation appointment at any provider who is covered by your insurance.
- Referral to other health care providers: Contact information will be provided at your clinic visit. Appointments may be scheduled at the Sports Medicine Clinic check-out desk, or you may be directed to schedule them on your own.
- Follow-up Appointment: Proceed to the Sports Medicine Clinic check-out desk to schedule your next appointment. Any doctor orders will have been sent to them electronically.