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Gary D. Bergman, MD
Michael K. Gannon, MD
Joel R. Hoekema, MD
Michael A. Thorpe, MD
Christopher J. Van Hofwegen, MD

Patient Forms

Click here to get a head start with your paperwork by completing and printing the Patient Information Form and the Health Status Form available online. Bring the completed forms to our clinic for your first appointment. We will scan your photo ID and your insurance cards at this first appointment. We require this to safeguard your medical identity. Please also bring a list of current medications, including any supplements that you take on a regular basis.

Appointments

Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients. If we are running late, we will try to keep you informed of the expected length of the delay.

X-rays, MRI’s, CT’s and Ultrasounds

We have digital X-ray available in our office. Work done at Mount Baker Imaging is available for viewing online by our physicians. However, if you have any X-rays or MRI’s, etc. done at other facilities, or outside of Whatcom County, please hand-carry these studies to your appointment.

Medication Refills

Please monitor your medications. Contact your pharmacy for a refill before you run out. Your pharmacy will fax a prescription refill request to our office. Please note that we require a 48-hour advance request for all refills and do not refill prescriptions on weekends, so please plan yourself accordingly.

Emergency Re-schedule

Our physicians are often called to the hospital or emergency room for critically injured patients. We regret the need to re-schedule patients, but emergency surgeries are part of an Orthopaedic Surgeon's daily schedule.

Telephone Calls

We endeavor to return all phone calls in a prompt efficient manner. In order for our patients to get the complete attention from our nursing staff during their office visit, all phone calls will be returned either during our lunch break or at the end of our clinic day.

Emergency Calls

During regular office hours, an emergency call will be handled immediately. In the event of an emergency that occurs when our office is closed, our answering service is available at (360) 715-2433. The answering service will contact the physician on call to assist you.

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