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

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

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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?

Five of CMI’s divisions are 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 out patient laboratory, pharmacy, and optical facilities.

The Orthopaedic Division is located in Suite 1000. The Pain Management and Neurology Divisions are located in Suite 2600.The Imaging Center is located in Suite 1200. The Rheumatology Division is located in Suite 1400.

CMI also has an office location conveniently located on Aiken’s Southside at 399 Silver Bluff Road, called The Sports and Spine Center. This location includes CMI’s Physical Therapy division.

CMI’s newest office is located in North Augusta at 440 W. Martintown Road, Suite 201.

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.

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.

Our orthopedists have a close working relationship with Children’s Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.

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

Our physicians also have privileges at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

May I choose my doctor when making an appointment?

Yes, you may choose which doctor you will see. However, if you have an urgent problem that cannot wait, one of our doctors is always on call to see you on an urgent basis.

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.