New Patient Information

Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute welcomes new patients! CMI works to make sure all patients are seen quickly, and treated warmly. CMI physicians’ ability to properly diagnose you depends partly on an understanding of your medical history and current conditions. If you have never been seen by a CMI physician, or if you haven’t seen one of our physicians in over a year, please fill out the patient forms.

For your convenience, you only need to print the set of PDF forms for the problem you are being seen. Please complete the forms and bring them with you along with your insurance card and a photo identification (driver’s license, state issued ID, etc).

If you have any questions regarding paperwork, please contact the CMI office at 803-644-4264

New Patient Forms

CMI’s forms have been updated. Please use this form below for all new patient information. Fill out and complete before your appointment.

Forms for Pain Management Forms for Rheumatology and Podiatry

Medical Record Release

Do you need to have your medical records released from another provider or from CMI? If so, please use one of our forms below.

Forms for Records to be sent to CMI Forms for Record Release from CMI

New Patient Forms are created using Adobe PDF. If you cannot open the file, you may need to download Adobe PDF Reader here.

Where is your office located?

CMI is located in the Aiken Medical Center building. Aiken Medical Center is a multi-specialty office building located on the campus of Aiken Regional Medical Centers and contains numerous other medical specialties as well as an outpatient laboratory, pharmacy, and optical facilities.

Pain Management and Podiatry are located in Suite 2600. Rheumatology is located in Suite 1400.

Why do I have to answer all of the questions on the forms?

The medical history is needed so that we may consider all possible influences on your current diagnosis and how your history, current medications and allergies may affect your treatment. Other questions are asked so that we may efficiently help you in billing the responsible party. Still other questions are asked so we may consider how your illness or injury affects the demands of your life and job.

Forms for Rheumatology and Podiatry Forms for Pain Management
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Our practice is open and you may call directly for an appointment. We also see patients on referral from other physicians, employers, attorneys, and insurance companies. Some insurance plans require that you be referred; if you aren’t sure, ask your insurance company.

What hospitals and surgery centers do you utilize?

CMI provides the orthopedic services for Aiken Regional Medical Centers Hospital which is our primary hospital. We also provide orthopedic coverage for the Edgefield, Barnwell, Bamberg, and Allendale county hospitals.

Physicians also perform outpatient surgeries at the Surgery Center of Aiken.

How can I address problems with my insurance coverage?

First, check with us to make sure diagnosis and procedure codes are correct and to get a record of our pre-authorization attempts.

Second, contact your insurance agent or benefits manager. If the problem persists, write a letter or e-mail your insurance company detailing your problem.

Finally, if you need further help, write or e-mail the state insurance commissioner and your state representative and senator.