Our doctors are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable office environment for our medical patients. Most likely your doctor will require you to obtain a “mental health clearance” from a psychologist, or other mental health practitioner, before the surgeon will approve your weight loss surgery or spinal cord stimulator implant surgery.
Our expertise in this area allows us to understand that patients with chronic medical difficulties can also have ups and downs emotionally. Our emotions are often closely related to physical discomfort and pain. Dr. Talmage and Dr. Haney do not view patients as “abnormal.” Instead, we understand each patient’s unique challenges in relation to chronic pain and physical discomfort. As a result, Dr. Talmage and Dr. Haney can offer clearance to a wider array of patients than clinicians with less experience working with medical patients. In cases where patients need additional emotional or medical support, our doctor and staff will work with the patient to obtain appropriate support and treatment.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment for your pre-surgical exam, please contact our main office number. For your convenience, the patient information forms can be downloaded from this page. You may scan and email or fax the completed forms to our office. If more convenient, you may bring your completed forms along with you at the time of your visit.