FAQ Published: 09 September 2011 Written by Super User Hits: 10239 Print Email + - Will one of the physicians see me if my insurance is an HMO? Click to collapse Yes, but first you must see your primary physician and have him or her provide you a written referral. This must be received by our office prior to your treatment. + - Do you take my insurance? Click to collapse We participate in many insurance company plans. We recommend you contact your insurance carrier for specific coverage details. + - How long must I wait until I can get an appointment? Click to collapse Often, the lead-time for an appointment depends upon your condition and which physician you would like to see. If you don't have a preference of physicians, we will assign one. While some conditions require immediate attention, other less urgent problems will usually be scheduled within two weeks. + - What do I need to bring? Click to collapse See the At Your First Visit section for a checklist of items to bring to your first appointment. + - How long will I have to wait in the doctor's office? Click to collapse Your wait time will vary depending upon the reason for your visit and patient flow. We do our best to schedule according to your needs and physician availability. Because both can be variable there is a possibility there may be occasional delays. We will inform you of the estimated wait time when you check in. + - How long will I be off work after my surgery? Click to collapse It depends on the type of surgery you are having and the nature of your job. It could vary from a few days to a few months. + - Will I need physical therapy? Click to collapse Physical therapy is contingent upon your physician's recommendation. If your physician recommends therapy, you can select a therapist. If you have no preference, we suggestMidwest Physical Therapy. + - What kind of anesthesia do you use? Click to collapse Our physicians use various forms of anesthesia, depending upon the type of surgery being performed, the patient's preference, and the anesthesiologist's preference + - Do you take x-rays at your office? Click to collapse Yes, we have x-ray capabilities. In addition, our physicians will read your x-rays in our office so there is no need to go elsewhere to have them read. These x-rays are the property of Lincoln Orthopaedic Center and will be on file in our office as required by law. + - Will my surgery be performed on my first visit? Click to collapse Rarely will a surgery be performed on the same day as your first visit, unless your physician decides it is necessary to perform the surgery immediately. + - Do I need to have a referring physician to make an appointment? Click to collapse Referrals are not necessary unless required by your insurance, or if your appointment is due to a work-related injury. + - If surgery is necessary, do I need to have the surgery at the hospital? Click to collapse That will depend upon the type of surgery that is required. A number of surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis in the convenience of the LOC Surgery Center at 6900 A Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Other procedures will be performed at local medical centers. + - Do you have wheelchairs available? Click to collapse Yes, wheelchairs are available for use in our facility.