Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral, studies, or an MRI to see Dr. Pearson?

Yes, Dr. Pearson will review and triage cases in order to get everyone cared for in the most expedient and appropriate manner.

How quickly can I get an appointment to see Dr. Pearson?

Dr. Pearson can usually get new patients in for an appointment within 1-4 weeks.


What do I bring to my first appointment?

If you have had any diagnostic tests (MRI/CT/X-rays/Diskogram/nerve conduction studies) performed, you will need to bring these tests with you. For x-rays CT scans or MRI's please be sure to bring the actual images (usually on a CD). Dr. Pearson needs to review these studies during your visit. A copy of the CD can be obtained by contacting the facility at which your imaging was done.

Dr. Pearson will also ask that you fill out a patient medical history form. You can reduce the amount of paperwork that you need to do in the office by printing this out, completing it, and bringing it with you.

Please remember to bring your driver’s license (or other picture ID) as well as your insurance card.


How long will my visit last?

Please plan on approximately 1 ½-2 hours for your visit. We try very hard to keep to our schedule; however, we are a surgical practice and there are times when unforeseen circumstances or emergencies prevent us from being on time. Should this be the case on your appointment day, we will notify you immediately and ask you please to be patient.

If Dr. Pearson orders tests, how long will I have to wait until I get results?

Generally we are able to contact you within 3-5 business days following receipt of the test by our office. However, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions