What do I need to bring to the appointment?

  • It is most important to bring your child to the appointment. Regardless of the diagnosis, we are unable to make any recommendations or determinations without being able to directly see your child.
  • Insurance cards and ID
  • If your insurance requires a specialty copay please bring cash or a check. We do not accept credit cards at this time.
  • Please obtain a copy of any relevant images (MRI, CT, XRay, or ultrasounds) that have been performed prior to your visit. The best way to do this is to go to the place where the images were done and ask them to place the images on a disc for you to bring to the office at the time of your visit. If the tests were performed at Presbyterian/ St. Lukes, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, or North Suburban Medical Center then we are able to access the images from our office and it is not necessary to get copies of the images. Any other facilities outside of HealthOne or HCA including Children’s Hospital in Aurora are not part of our system and we are unable to access the images from our computers so it is very helpful to obtain copies prior to your visit. If you are unsure of whether you need to obtain a copy of your images please contact the office prior to your visit.
  • Any pertinent medical records particularly growth charts can be very helpful.
  • It is often helpful to make a list of any questions or concerns that you have and bring it with you to your appointment. Many people feel overwhelmed and nervous when discussing these serious issues and it can be difficult to remember all of the questions you wanted to ask Dr. Osterdock so having a written list can be helpful. Please remember that we are here to help your child and we want to make sure that you understand the issues as completely as possible.
  • If you have found confusing information on the internet and would like to discuss the things you have read with Dr. Osterdock, it is helpful to print the pages and bring them with you to the appointment for discussion.
  • We make every attempt to be on time for all appointments. Sometimes, because of the nature of our business and the periodic emergencies that arise, or if tests need to be completed, there may be delays that occur. It is helpful to bring any supplies that you might need if the appointment becomes longer than expected. This includes diapers, wipes, formula or snacks, any toys or other distractions that might help entertain your child