Orthopaedic Appointments

Schedule One with Great River Orthopaedic Specialists Today

doctor examining patient leg

Most patients come to Great River Orthopaedic Specialists because they were referred by another provider who felt their conditions needed the attention of a specialist. All spine patients must be referred. A few other patients come as self-referrals. Some health insurance companies require a referral by another physician. You should check your policy to be sure.

To Make an Appointment
Call (319) 768-4970, or toll-free (877) 752-4555, to make an appointment. We don't accept walk-in appointments.

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call during office hours. We appreciate knowing if you will miss an appointment because it helps us better serve all our patients.

Arriving for Your Appointment

When you make an appointment, we will mail paperwork to complete. Besides the completed paperwork, please bring:

  • A list of medicines you are taking. Include the name and dose of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal and other supplements. Be sure to update your medicine list every time there is a change, and give a copy to each physician’s office when you visit.
  • X-rays, MRI studies or other reports related to your injury from other physicians, clinics or hospitals. If you do not bring the films, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Your insurance card(s) so we can make copies. Please be prepared to make your co-payment during your visit.

During the Appointment

During your examination, our medical staff will ask you questions and perform tests to evaluate your condition. Some additional diagnostic tests may be ordered. If the provider needs additional X-rays, we will take them in the Great River Orthopaedic Specialists office. Your provider will develop a treatment plan with you.