Our new and existing patients often have questions about Dr. Allison’s practice. On this page, we’ve provided the responses to many of the questions we are often asked by new and current patients. If you require information that is not included in this section, please call us at (310) 730-8008 or ask us at the time you come to our office for an appointment.
We often recommend that patients prepare for their appointment with Dr. Allison by writing down questions to ask him when they come to our office. Many patients find this very helpful.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU AND WHERE DO YOU SEE NEW PATIENTS?
You can call our West Los Angeles office at 310.683.4586. We meet with new patients at this office location:
444 S San Vicente Blvd #603
1 (310) 683-4586
Dr. Allison has surgical privileges at several hospitals in Los Angeles and, depending on your location and whether your case requires surgery, arrangements are made for your procedure at the appropriate medical center. However, Dr. Allison generally performs surgery for his patients at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Cancer Center located at:
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Once you’ve had surgery, follow-up appointments are usually held at the hospital where Dr. Allison performed surgery. If you have any questions regarding where you should go for your appointment, please do not hesitate ask us.
IF I’M IN AN ACCIDENT AND REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION WHICH OFFICE SHOULD I CONTACT?
EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND AN ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGIST
CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU FOR A SECOND OPINION FOR MY TUMOR DIAGNOSIS?
WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
Unless Dr. Allison is treating you in emergency circumstances or following an accident, we request first-time patients to provide the following medical and legal documentation and paperwork.
- Identification – driver’s license or I.D. card
- Health insurance identification card
- Referral or HMO authorization (if appropriate)
- Medical records such as copies of appointment notes, imaging films/CDs and written reports, operative reports and pathology results
- List of prescribed medication and any OTC medicine
If it is possible, please send your medical records prior to your visit so Dr. Allison can review them before he meets with you.