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What to expect during a consultation

A consultation at The Stone Clinic is thorough, with multiple people obtaining detailed and comprehensive information about your orthopedic history and issues.

If you need them, we can take MRI and digital diagnostic x-ray images at the clinic. They are available immediately, reducing the delay between examination and diagnosis. You may also have a complete physical therapy evaluation that will give additional insight into what may be happening with your joints. The objective is to deeply understand your injury and your goals in order to help you achieve a level of healing and health that permits you to be fitter, faster and stronger than you have been in years.

Where to come

The Stone Clinic is located in the Marina district of San Francisco.

Our address

3727 Buchanan Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94123

Parking

There is free parking in the Fort Mason Parking Lot across the street.

What to bring

Most new patient appointments are typically 2-4 hours so we encourage our patients to bring a book and snacks.

What to wear

  • Please wear or bring shorts and athletic shoes.
  • Please bring orthotics if used.
  • Female patients requiring shoulder exam should wear a sports bra.

Necessary diagnostic imagery and operative reports

Please bring

  • Recent MRI Films and typed MRI report
  • Recent X-ray Films and typed X-ray report

Dr. Stone needs to see MRI and x-rays that have been taken within the past year. The typed MRI and x-ray reports are important because they provide specific information from trained surgeons or radiologists that sometimes are difficult to evaluate with pictures alone. If you have had surgery in the past year, the MRI and x-rays must have been obtained after surgery. If you have not had an MRI or x-rays, we prefer to obtain them here on our machines using our techniques.

  • Operative reports, photos, or video of prior surgery. (Ask your surgeon for these)
  • Physician reports pertaining to this specific problem.

Insurance information

Please bring your insurance card(s) in the event insurance authorization for services is required.

Patient forms

To facilitate your experience at The Stone Clinic, we provide patient forms for you to complete prior to your initial visit.

Payment

Payment is required at the time of service. However, most insurance companies do cover Stone Clinic services as an out-of-network provider. We will do everything possible to assist you in obtaining reimbursement from your insurance company. We provide you with a "superbill" receipt when you leave The Stone Clinic, which can be sent, as is, to your insurance company for reimbursement to you. If you bring your insurance information with you, you can mail it right from the clinic. You may also email billing@stoneclinic.com or call us for billing questions.

An office visit with Dr. Stone is typically between $350 - $650 but could be higher depending on the complexity of the visit. X-rays, MRI, injections, physical therapy, and supplies will incur a separate charge from the physician's fee.

If you have any questions, about these forms or anything else pertaining to your visit, please contact us.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give us 48 hours notice so we may offer your appointment time to another patient.

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