Patient Resources

Download Dr. Chaudhary's patient packet before your visit and read through commonly asked questions about surgical procedures.

Patient Packet

Download and fill out Dr. Chaudhary's patient packet prior to your visit to save time and allow us to review your history and medications.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

In most cases, you do not need a referral to see Dr. Chaudhary.  However, please confirm this with your insurance company, as they may require a referral.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

If you have any of the items below, they will be beneficial for your initial consultation:

  • Referral letter (if required)
  • Insurance or Medicare card
  • List of medications
  • X-ray and scan results
  • Written list of questions

We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you are seeing the doctor.

When can I resume exercising?

You will begin or resume physical therapy the day after your surgery. However, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous physical activity for several weeks.  Dr. Chaudhary will provide you with a specific recovery timeline during your consultation.

How do I contact Beacon Orthopaedics after hours?

There will be a point of contact 24-hours a day for any concerns or recovery questions you may have.  You will be provided with contact details following your treatment.

How much time do I need off work after a joint replacement?

The post-operative recovery period varies based on the particular surgery.  Generally it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work.  Dr. Chaudhary will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.

How long before I can resume driving?

You should wait at least one week before driving after a hip or knee surgery. Dr. Chaudhary will provide you with more specific details during your consultation.

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