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Although Dr. Mair is fellowship trained in sports medicine, he also practices general orthopedics. He treats a variety of patients and conditions, including (but not limited to) young aspiring athletes, “weekend warriors,” and those suffering the effects of sports injuries in days gone by.
He performs shoulder arthroscopy (including rotator cuff and labral repairs), knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction, knee, hip, and shoulder replacements, carpal tunnel and trigger finger release, and fracture care.
Before your Appointment
If you are a new patient or a previous patient that hasn’t been seen in over a year, please arrive 20 minutes early in order to complete the registration process and necessary paperwork. In addition, please bring a copy of your insurance card, and a list of current medications and allergies.
Please bring any recent imaging studies such as x-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans (both the images on CD or film and the radiology report) related to the body part or condition you are being seen for.
You should make an appointment to follow up with Dr. Mair in clinic. It typically takes 3-4 business days for us to receive the results from the radiology department to review with you.
After your Appointment
You may call Dr. Mair’s care coordinator, Michelle, for scheduling or administrative type questions at 952-314-0778.
If your question is more clinical, symptom or treatment related, you may call Cody (Physician Assistant) at 952-442-0136.
If you simply need to schedule a follow up appointment, you may call our front desk at 952-442-2163.
If you have questions about billing or insurance, you may call our patient financial services department at 952-512-5625.
Some patients get immediate relief from a cortisone injection. For others, it may take up to 2 weeks for the injection to take effect. However, most people notice relief within 2-3 days. The duration of a cortisone injection can vary greatly, depending on multiple factors. Some will last as long as a year, whereas others may last only a few days. It is also important to know that occasionally pain can get worse following a cortisone injection before it gets better. If that occurs, ice and over the counter pain medications are recommended.
You can get cortisone injections every 3-4 months, as long as they continue to provide symptomatic relief and you have not had any significant side effects or adverse reactions. Keep in mind that the more often you get them, there is a greater chance that they will likely become less effective over a period of time.
Please call Cody or Michelle at least 1-2 days before you need a refill on your medication. Almost all narcotic pain medications are considered Schedule 2, which means you are required by law to bring a handwritten prescription with the provider’s original signature to the pharmacy. They cannot be called or faxed in and we cannot include refills on the written prescription. In case we are in surgery or in clinic at another location, we cannot always address this immediately, so please plan ahead as you will need to allow enough time for us to sign the prescription and for you to pick it up and get it to your pharmacy.
Any non-narcotic medications can be refilled via phone or fax. Please contact your pharmacy and they will submit a refill request to us. This process can take 24-48 hours. Medications will NOT be refilled outside of normal business hours, including weekends.
Each individual experiences pain at different levels and pain also varies widely depending on the specific procedure. Depending on your type of surgery, we will let you know the expected time frame to be off of pain medications. Our goal is to manage your pain appropriately and get you feeling better quickly, so we strive to get our patients off narcotic pain medications as soon as possible. It is reasonable to need pain medications in the immediate postoperative phase, but we do not advocate long term use of pain medications for any condition.