first time visitors

Visiting Dr. Innes for the first time? Here's what you can expect.

Your first visit

All patients require an appointment to be seen by Dr. Innes. If this is your first time visiting the office, please be sure to bring the following:



Insurance card

Photo ID (Drivers License, Passport, Work ID)

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time and be sure to bring any prior imaging you have received from your referring physician (MRIs, X-rays, etc.). Staff will verify your personal and clinical history.


Please plan 1 to 1 ½ hours for your total visit. You will meet Dr. Innes for your appointment, where, depending on your diagnosis, you will learn about treatment options.

After your procedure

You will receive a written copy of your post-surgery instructions from Dr. Innes. It is important you, your family, and your caretakers read all of the instructions. Generally, Dr. Innes recommends the following:

Have someone available to take you home, as you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours.

After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before trying to eat. Begin with a light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours.

If you had surgery on an extremity (leg, knee, hand or elbow), keep that extremity elevated and use ice as directed. This will help decrease swelling and pain.

Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain.


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