Oregon Neurology Associates







We've moved!
We are now seeing patients at our new office at
1 Hayden Bridge Way in Springfield (map).

OREGON NEUROLOGY ASSOCIATES - PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Prior to your appointment, please:

  • Download, print and fill out an Adult New Patient form or Pediatric New Patient form.
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to appointment time if paperwork is NOT completed.
  • Check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment time if paperwork is completed.
  • Bring all insurance cards with you to your appointment.
  • Bring ALL medications you are taking in their original packaging.
  • Do not wear cologne, perfume or scented lotions to your appointment; we are a scent-free clinic, due to allergies.
  • Refrain from smoking prior to your appointment as cigarette smoke on clothing and people can trigger migraines in other patients and doctors.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A medical assistant will see you before the doctor, once you are admitted to the exam room.
  • If you arrive late, we may need to reschedule your appointment.

EEG PREPARATION
Follow these instructions EXACTLY to ensure proper preparation for your EEG:

  • Hair should be clean and DRY with no conditioner, styling cream/gel/mousse/hair spray.
  • Don't consume caffeine after 6 pm the night before your test (i.e., coffee, tea, chocolate, soda).
  • Take medications as prescribed, UNLESS YOUR DOCTOR HAS GIVEN OTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a blanket or warm throw (exam rooms can be chilly).
  • Eat normal meals (avoiding caffeine), UNLESS YOUR DOCTOR HAS GIVEN OTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

SLEEP-DEPRIVED EEG
Follow the EEG preparation instructions, above. In addition, the night before the EEG, limit your sleep to half the usual amount (For example, if you usually sleep 8 hours a night, allow only 4 hours of total sleep). Plan to go to bed at midnight and wake up at 4 am; NO NAPS until EEG exam. PARENTS: Bring items to the lab that are part of your child's nighttime/naptime ritual (i.e., favorite blankie, stuffed toy, jammies, bottle, pacifier, favorite cell phone/iPad games, music, videos, etc).

NON-SLEEP DEPRIVED EEG
Please follow the EEG preparation instructions, above. Get your regular amount of sleep the night before exam.

NCV/EMG

  • Do not wear ANY lotions to appointment.
  • Bring your own shorts if lower extremities will be tested, or paper ones will be provided.

BOTOX/INJECTIONS

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing around your head/neck area for injections.
  • Patients must have a driver present at the office PRIOR to the injection being given. We must physically see the driver inside our office.

OCT/VFT
What is an OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography?
It is often likened to an MRI or X-ray of the eye. This procedure only takes a few minutes, and the equipment never touches the eye, so there is no discomfort.

What is a VFT - Visual Field Test?
This is a method of measuring a person's entire scope of vision that maps the visual fields of each eye, individually. One eye is covered and the patient places his or her chin in a bowl-shaped chin rest. When the patient sees lights or movement of various intensities and at different locations, he/she pushes a button.








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