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Frequently Asked Questions


Are there neurological surgeons who specialize in my condition?

Yes: our surgeons specialize in all areas. Follow the link to find a physician who specializes in your medical condition:

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How do I make an appointment to be seen in clinic?

By clicking on the link below, you can see a full list of contact information for our outpatient clinic locations:

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What health insurances do the facilities accept?

We accept most commercial and government health insurance plans and will bill them directly. It is the patient's responsibility to contact their insurance plan representative to see if a referral is required. You will receive two bills for medical services: one from the facility where you were seen, and one from the University of Washington Physicians.

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What should I expect at my first clinic visit?

Your first visit to the clinic will include a medical history and a physical evaluation. It may be necessary to obtain laboratory tests, x-rays, or consultations with other specialists. These will be scheduled before you leave the clinic, but may require you to return to the clinic location at a later date.

We are a teaching medical center so you may be seen and examined by a resident neurosurgeon in addition to one of our faculty neurosurgeons.

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What should I bring to my first clinic appointment?

In addition to your medical insurance information, please bring:

  • Copies of any pertinent medical records, recent evaluations, and tests or x-rays
  • A list of your medications and the name and address of your primary care provider

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