Welcome to MBSP, a leading authority on pain management and minimally invasive surgical treatment of brain and spine conditions.
To schedule an appointment:
Please note that we cannot accommodate walk-in visitors.
What do I need to bring for an office visit?
We kindly ask that you complete medical and authorization forms before seeing us in order to make your visit as seamless as possible once you arrive.
Also please bring:
- Radiological films (within the past 6 months) and written radiologist reports of MRI’s, CAT Scans, and X-rays. (Please ask your primary physician for a referral if you need one for a radiology study.)
- Health insurance card
- Photo ID (license)
- Any relevant medical records from previous physicians/therapists that would help our physicians understand your history.
Do I need to arrive early?
Yes. If it’s your first visit to MBSP, we ask that you arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time. (In preparation for your visit, one of our Medical Assistants will be calling you to update your past medical history. If you are not able to speak with this person prior to your visit, please arrive 45 min prior to your appointment time so we are able to collect this information in the office before your appointment.)
Please note: If you do not arrive in time to complete the medical intake and check-in process, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
Can I fax my health information?
Questions to ask during your visit
Every patient is unique and their medical problems can be different. That is why it’s important to our physicians to learn as much about you and your needs as possible. We also encourage you to ask questions about your brain, spine or pain management issue:
- For Brain Related Visits – What are my non-surgical and surgical options? What will happen if I do nothing? How is my condition affecting other parts of my body? If I have to have surgery, what is the procedure like? How long will I be in the hospital? What will the recovery process be like?
- For Spine Related Visits – What are the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of how I should be functioning? Should I be walking? Driving? Should I be sleeping in a certain position? What are my non-surgical options? Would a cane or a walker help me? What exercises should I do or not do? Would physical therapy help me? If I elect to have surgery, what will the procedure be like? What is the recovery process like?
- For Back Pain Related Visits – Can some serious conditions be causing my back pain? If so, which ones and what are their symptoms? Have they been ruled out? What will worsen my back pain? Are there things I can do at home or in my life to reduce my back pain? Is medicine necessary? Are there alternative treatments? If medicine is needed, how does the medicine work? How long can I take medicine? What are the side effects? Is long-term use harmful? How will having back pain affect me? Can other problems develop? What, if any, special accommodations do you recommend for school, home, or work? How often do I need to come for an office visit?
Is MBSP handicapped-accessible?
Yes. Both the main entrance to the building and the parking garage are handicapped-accessible. Please make sure you display your handicap parking tag or have a license plate designated for handicapped persons.
What to expect after an appointment
If surgery has been recommended, our surgical schedulers will check your benefits to determine what your financial responsibility will be. They will then call you to schedule surgery. If you desire to continue with the surgery, call our surgical scheduling office at (410) 266-2720 to schedule your surgery.
If you are referred to Pain Management
One of the MBSP schedulers will make an appointment for you to see our respected pain management specialist, Dr. Tushar Sharma.
In all cases, you and your referring physician will be provided with a written report of our recommendations.
To schedule an appointment, or get answers to your questions, call (410) 266-2720.