Welcome to the Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Center!
To schedule appointments please call Stephanie Ely at 913-588-6782 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For new patients we will need a reason for your evaluation and if possible pertinent records for the past year and any neurological tests like brain MRI that may have been done.
- Please schedule your return appointments when you check out. It is easier to cancel and reschedule than to try to make an appointment later.
- New patients will receive a packet of questionnaires to be completed before your visit. These are very important for a complete evaluation. These questionnaires will consist of a medical history, list of medications, list of physicians, and questions about your physical, emotional and mental health. Please answer every question on every questionnaire, even if you don’t believe it applies to you. Please bring the completed packet to your appointment. All paperwork must be completed prior to your visit. If you do not receive your packet within two weeks of scheduling your appointment, please contact Stephanie Ely at 913-588-6782 to request a new packet.
- Please arrive to your first appointment 30 minutes early to register and verify your information. Please note that your first appointment may be lengthy. As a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, we offer a full range of services for patients including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy, and Social Work services. In order to provide the best care, you may need to meet one or more of these service providers either during your appointment or at a later date or location.
- Neurology Clinic, office and telephone hours are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday through Friday. Doctors are seen by appointments only.
- Please address all your neurological health care questions during your visit. We recommend you bring a list of questions that you may have. If you need to contact us between visits regarding your neurological problems please call 913-588-6782. If you call and get a recorded message please leave your name, phone number and message and your call will be returned within 24 hours. If your call is not returned after 24 hours please call again. Calls not pertaining to your neurological problems should be directed to your primary care physician.
- If you need to speak to someone after office hours regarding an urgent health matter that cannot wait until the next business day, please call 913-588-5000 and ask to speak to the neurology resident on call. If there is a life threatening emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
- If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please call to cancel the appointment. If you are more than 30 minutes late for an appointment you may need to reschedule your appointment for another day.
- Please bring your insurance card for every appointment. If you need a referral from your primary care physician, it is your responsibility to bring it with you to the scheduled appointment. If you do not bring your referral, you will need to either reschedule your appointment or pay the full charge for the visit. A referral is needed for proper routing of your bills to your insurance company.
- Please bring your co-payment that is due at the time of check-in. If you have no insurance please bring your payment to your visit. We accept cash, check, Mastercard, VISA and Discover as payment for services.
- Please bring a written list of all your current medications including the name and the strength and how often these are taken.
- Please have available the name and address of your referring physician and your primary care physician.
- If you need prescription refills please ask your pharmacy to call or fax a refill request. The refill number is 913-588-6782 and fax 913-588-6920.
- If you are admitted to the University of Kansas Hospital we have a team of dedicated neurologists who will provide hospital care for you and you will be seen in the clinic after discharge.
- If you have are anticipating a hospital stay, the National Parkinson Foundation is providing hospitalization kits free of charge. These kits are intended to give your physician and nursing staff important information about caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease and include items such as medication lists, a medical ID bracelet and a medical alert card, as well as some helpful hints. If you are interested in receiving one of these kits please visit www.awareincare.org or you can get one during your clinic visit.
We look forward to your visit. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.
Mar 22, 2012