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Many procedures require the use of a surgical assistant. This is medically necessary to ensure that you receive the best possible results.
If you feel the medication works for you, call our office and leave a message with the operator that you would like to have a prescription. She will need the name of the medication, the strength of the dose and your pharmacy phone number.
If you need a refill on an existing prescription, contact your pharmacy. If there is no refill remaining on your prescription, they will call our office for approval.
You won’t need to get preventive antibiotics for most dental procedures. But because you have an artificial joint, your risk of contracting a blood-borne infection is higher than normal. So preventive treatment is advised if the dental procedure involves high levels of bacteria.

  • You have an inflammatory type of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Your immune system has been weakened by disease, drugs, or radiation
  • You have insulin-dependent (Type I) diabetes
  • You had a joint replacement less than two years ago
  • You’ve had previous infections in your artificial joint
  • You are undernourished or malnourished
  • You have hemophilia.

You should get preventive antibiotics for the following dental procedures:

  • Dental extractions
  • Periodontal (gum disease) procedures
  • Dental implant placement and reimplantation of teeth that were knocked out
  • Endodontic (root canal) instrumentation or surgery
  • Initial placement of orthodontic bands (not brackets)
  • Injection of a local anesthetic into the gums near the jaw
  • Regular cleaning of teeth or implants where bleeding is anticipated
We will complete your disability or other insurance forms for a fee of $30. Please understand that we offer this service to all of our patients and that they are completed in the order in which they are received. In order to accommodate everyone’s needs, we ask that you turn in the forms as soon as possible so that we have sufficient time for completion. Due to the number of forms we received, we require 5 to 7 business days for completion.
This would be for a procedure called arthrocentesis. The physician inserts a needle through the skin and into a joint, bursa, tendon sheath or fascia. He may aspirate (take a fluid sample) and /or inject medication for lavage or drug therapy. The needle is then removed and pressure is applied to stop any bleeding.

Because the needle placed into the joint, bursa, tendon sheath or fascia requires exact placement, it is considered by insurance companies to be a surgical procedure. It is much more than a standard injection. Although they consider this a surgical procedure, insurance companies do not require additional pre-authorization for the procedure itself. Some medications, however, may require pre-authorization and our staff will take care of obtaining that prior to the arthrocentesis, as needed..

 

FAQ – New Patients

Our staff will make an effort to contact you prior to your appointment for pre-register. In this event, you will not need to come to the office earlier than your scheduled appointment time. You will be asked to review your registration forms and sign them, and then your check-in process will be complete.

However, if our staff is unable to reach you for pre-registration, you will need to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.

Our physicians and staff work hard to treat each patient as close to their scheduled appointment time as possible. However, our physicians often have emergency situations that need immediate attention. They do everything possible to handle these emergencies in a timely fashion and return to their scheduled patients.
You will need to bring your insurance card or complete billing information, including claim number and address of responsible party. If you have received treatment for this condition from another office, please bring all records, test reports and images (x-rays, MRI, CT scan).
Will you need to wear clothing that will allow access to the body part you are being seen for (example: shorts for a knee injury, sleeveless shirt for a shoulder injury). If this is not possible due to your work dress code, we have shorts and gowns you can change into for your exam.

If your insurance company requires an office co-payment, you will be required to make that payment at the time of your visit.

Please refer to our Registration Information booklet for a list of insurance companies we participate with.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150