Patient Center

Welcome to the Southern Orthopaedic Specialists Patient Center.

Patient Center

Thank you for choosing Southern Orthopaedic Specialists. Here you will find information to help you know what to expect, insurance and billing and other useful document downloads.

What to Prepare

Thank you for choosing Southern Orthopaedic Specialists for your medical needs.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to allow time for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire. If you would like to complete your registration forms prior to your appointment, you can print a New Patient Packet and bring it with you. You can also register for our Patient Portal below and complete your health questionnaire ahead of time.


Insurance & Billing

Our fees are based upon reasonable and customary charges prevailing in this area, and take into account the complexity of a particular problem. Fees for a new visit or new problem are higher than for a routine follow-up because more time and resources are required to diagnose and treat a new problem than to follow an existing one. If you have any questions regarding the fee for a particular problem, please feel free to ask our staff for clarification.

Medical Records

The privacy and security of your health information is important to us, that is why we have partnered with CIOX Health to provide you with the most secure and trusted records retrieval. CIOX Medical is the single largest access point for meaningful health information in the country.  They are in a unique position to provide your records to the physician of your choice or the desired party, regardless of location, and bring health information to all those who need it.  Sharon Woods is their contact in our office. If you would like to learn more about CIOX health you can visit their website

Workers Comp

If you were injured at work, there are certain procedures that you should follow.  We understand that it is a more complicated situation and we are here to help guide you in any way that we can.  If you would like more information about Work Related injuries in the State of Louisiana and the law please visit Workers Compensation Section.  Sheryl in our office is available at 504 897-6351  ext. 418 if you have any questions.

Legal/Attorney Cases

The Physicians of Southern Orthopaedic Specialists are happy to work with all local attorneys to provide care for patients, Independent Medical Evaluation, Second Medical Opinions, Depositions, and Court Appearances when necessary.