Upon entering our offices, you will be greeted by our staff, walked through your paperwork, and seen by one of our highly skilled providers. At that time they will speak with you and evaluate your injuries and decide on a treament plan. Once your visit with the provider is complete, you will be stopping at our desk to make future appointments and carry out any of the providers orders.
Once you sign the consent to treat in our office, you are giving MSHC permission to share your private health information with your representing attorney, insurance companies, and any physician or specialty our providers refer you to.
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We see new patients only on Saturdays at our Overlea and Patterson Care Centers
Multi-Specialty offers a multitude of services including: Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Internal Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, Aquatic Therapy, Work Hardening/Conditioning, Electromyography Studies, MRI’s, and FCE’s. We are the premier neuromusculoskeletal provider in the Delmarva area treating post traumatic injuries.
Yes, we do treat minors with a parent/guardian present. Please call your treating office or scheduling line to find out provider age limitations.
For all medical and the first physical therapy visit, a parent or guardian must be present with the minor.
In the state of Maryland you have the right to choose the physician you want for your work related injuries. Your employer has the right to require you to visit a designated doctor for a one time evaluation, but ultimately you have the right to choose your own treating doctor!
This information is vital to your treatment with Multi-Specialty HealthCare. Our staff obtains your prior medical records in order for our providers to properly evaluate and treat your injuries.
If during your course of care your provider refers you to a specialist, you may have to travel to a different MSHC Care Center; however, we do not encourage you to have your physical therapy completed in more than one center.
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On your first physical therapy visit you will be examined by our Doctors of Chiropractic whom all have Physical Therapy privileges. This visit will result in your treatment plan for physical therapy and could include exercises, modalities such as heat and electric stimulation, as well as adjustments. This first visit could take up to an hour. Minors will need a parent or guardian for the first PT visit.
For your appoinment, please arrive on time, call if you are going to be late, and bring any medical records pertaining to your visit if available. We will be obtaining your medical records as well. If at any time, your information should change, please bring any updates to your appointment.
To change or reschedule your appointment, call the care center at which you are treating directly, or you can call the 24 hour scheduling line at 1-888-807-2778. Link to locations?
To learn more about the private health insurance carriers with which MSHC participates, call 1-888-807-2778.
Unlike many other practices treating personal injury patients, Multi-Specialty HealthCare participates with most major private insurance carriers for personal injury care, giving our patients peace of mind that their medical needs will be met in an affordable, cost-effective manner. Private health insurance is especially important when a patient’s case is denied, his/her personal injury protection is exhausted, or there is little or no settlement.
Our insurance specialists are experts in navigating the private health insurance system to obtain the proper pre-treatment referrals and authorizations, as well as ensure timely billing to safeguard patients against financial hardship due to unpaid bills.
We follow all of the guidelines set forth by the Disability Act. Please let us know in advance of your appointment if you need translation.
Baltimore Work Rehabilitation is a physical therapy facility to prepare the injured worker to successfully return to work and remain functional. BWR provides both the highest quality work hardening and the most effective rehabilitation all in a friendly, cost-efficient, outcome oriented process. Aquatic Therapy is a unique and highly effective offering at our BWR care center.
If you are ordered aquatic therapy at BWR, please click on this sheet to get your information.
Interventional pain management is a branch of pain management that specializes in an assortment of pain blocking techniques, usually consisting of some sort of injection therapy, which usually include facet joint injections or nerve blocks.
Involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing agent) and/or steroid medication, which can anesthetize the facet joints and block the pain.
Injection to decrease inflammation or “turn off” a pain signal along a specific distribution of nerve. Imaging guidance may be used to place the needle in the most appropriate location for maximum benefit. A nerve block may allow a damaged nerve time to heal, provide temporary pain relief and help identify a more specific cause of pain.
These procedures are carefully performed under fluoroscopy, which is a form of x-ray. A series of injections are usually recommended; however, it will depend on your specific case, as each patient is different. In between injection procedures you will follow-up with us to ensure that your pain is being managed. If needed, pain medication can be given, at the doctor’s discretion.
Chiropractic is a a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year. A Doctor of Chiropractic a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice. a very safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility. Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance. All of our 30+ also have Physical Therapy privileges and are licensed as a Supervising Chiropractor.
Nurse Practitioner: A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who has additional responsibilities for administering patient care than RNs. NPs can prescribe medication, examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide treatment, much like physicians do. In fact, nurse practitioners have what’s referred to as “full practice authority” in 20 states, meaning that they do not have to work under the supervision of a doctor. In the remaining states, however, while NPs still have more authority than RNs, they must have a medical doctor sign on certain patient care decisions.
Physician Assistant: Physician Assistants are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and to prescribe medication for patients. They work in physician offices, hospitals and clinics in collaboration with a licensed physician.
The physician-PA relationship is fundamental to the profession and enhances the delivery of high-quality health care. Because of their advanced education in general medicine, modeled after physician education, physician assistants can treat patients with significant autonomy.
In a primary care setting, physician assistants can provide nearly all of the clinical services a physician does, including:
• Take medical histories
• Perform physical exams
• Order and interpret laboratory tests
• Diagnose and treat illnesses
• Counsel patients
• Assist in surgery
• Set fractures
Multi-Specialty HealthCare’s Surgery Center is the leading outpatient ambulatory surgical center in the region. Our mission is to provide competent, cost-effective individualized care to patients requiring surgical, interventional, and/or invasive procedures. Within our state-of-the-art facility, we offer spacious operating rooms, multiple procedure rooms and an endoscopy suite. The facility uses the latest technology and is staffed by a highly qualified medical team to assure your well-being. Our surgery center is Certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) and Medicare. Over 95% of the 4,000 patients surveyed believe the courtesy and efficiency of the surgery center’s staff is excellent.
The NeuroTrauma Institute at Multi-Specialty HealthCare can treat your mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. To schedule an appointment, reach out to our scheduling line at 1-888-807-2778.
As a new patient you will be expected to fill out paperwork for your appointment. Our paperwork is a detailed and lengthy process due to the nature of your mechanism of injury. To save time on your first visit, please click here and complete the printed paperwork. Remember to bring it with you when you come for your appointment, along with your photo ID and Private Health Insurance card. If you are being seen for an Auto Accident, we will need your PIP information and any claim information you have. If you are being seen for a Work Comp injury, we will need your Employer’s insurance information.
For any and all billing questions, please contact our Corporate Office at 410-933-5678 and one of our many billing specialists will be available to help you with anything you need.
Multi-Specialty HealthCare keeps a copy of your private health insurance on file as a service to protect you as a patient and a consumer.
There is a Medical Records department at our Corporate Office. We follow the mandated state guidelines with regards to medical record fees. Call 410-933-5678 to inquire.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnets to create a magnetic field, send radio waves through your body, and then create an image or picture of the inside of your body with a computer. MRIs are very safe and have no known harmful effects.
Maryland is a choice state, but Multi-Specialty HealthCare has two MRI units located in Hyattsville and in Overlea that are available to serve this need if ordered. Regardless of location, our staff will set you up with an appointment and all instructions needed to get your scan completed.
On the day of your scan, you are to wear something comfortable with NO metal–including hair accessories, jewelry, and other personal items. If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, artificial heart valve, insulin implant, copper IUD, permanent eyeliner, fresh or non healed tattoos, medication pump, artificial joint, metallic foreign objects, metal splinter, shrapnel, etc. please make your provider or MRI Tech aware prior to your scan. If your provider prescribes sedating medication for claustrophobia, take the medication as prescribed and you must bring a responsible driver or arrange for other non public transportation (cab, Uber, Lyft, etc. NO BUS or MOTORCYLCE!). Family cannot accompany the patient into the MRI room and the office cannot provide childcare.
Electromyography is a electrodiagnostic medicine technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph to produce a record called an electromyogram. These tests are used to determine if there is any nerve damage in the area that may be causing you pain, weakness, numbness and/or tingling. The test does not have any after effects. There are no restrictions in your activity after the test is completed. There is no special preparation for this test other than we request that you: DO NOT WEAR ANY LOTION, CREAM OR VASELINE ON YOUR SKIN THE DAY OF THE TEST.
Multi-Specialty HealthCare will complete your first work, insurance, or bank form for no charge. After that, there is a $10.00 per form charge. Please allow 5-10 business days for these forms to be completed.
Multi-Specialty HealthCare will not complete social security/disability forms