For all clinic appointments and enquiries, please call (248) 280-8550.
We are happy to hear from you. Please contact us using the information below:
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Tel: (248) 280-8550
Fax: (248) 280-8571
Oakland Orthopaedic Surgeons is located on the west side of Woodward Avenue, just south of 13 Mile Road, at 30575 Woodward Avenue. We are only five minutes from the Royal Oak Campus of Beaumont Hospital. There is ample free parking in the rear of the building, which is accessible from the side street entrance.
Tel: (248) 206-7885
Hours for this facility are 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday.
Dr. Zachary Vaupel is the only physician to see patients at the Troy location and he is there on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Area A #250,
Troy, MI 48085
We also have an office in Troy to conveniently serve the needs of our patients in that area.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your Appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire.
Thank you for choosing our office! We are excited to introduce ourselves to you. Your insurance company may have specific requirements regarding referrals, so be sure to check with them before scheduling your appointment. Once your appointment is made, know that your initial visit will be much quicker and smoother if you make sure we have all of the necessary information (listed below) before coming in:
- Referral from Primary Care Physician (PCP) (if required)
- Authorization from your insurance carrier (if it is Workers Compensation or an auto accident)
- Your insurance card
- Results of any recent tests pertaining to your condition
- X-rays, CT scans or MRI films
If you have any questions about any of the items above, please contact us.
Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Office Visit
Your visit with an orthopaedic surgeon is an important meeting that can be most effective if you plan ahead. It’s important that you give your doctor the information he needs and that you understand what the doctor is recommending.
- Please bring your insurance cards with you to the appointment. If your insurance requires you to have a referral, please make arrangements with your primary care physician to have it available on the website for Beaumont HAP, have them fax it to us at (248) 280-8567, or bring a copy with you
- Our office forms and our Notice of Privacy Practices are available on our Office Forms page. If you can download them, fill them out at home and bring them with you to the appointment, it will save you some time in the office
- Bring results and copies of X-rays, other imaging studies and lab results to your appointment
- Children under the age of 18 cannot be seen unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Consider asking a family member or a friend to accompany you to the appointment. If you need a translator, ask another adult to come with you. Do not rely on a child to translate for you
- Dress appropriately. For spine problems, and many problems involving the arms and legs, you may be asked to disrobe. Wear loose clothing that is easy to take off and put on
At the doctor’s office
- You will be asked to complete any paperwork that you do not bring with you
- Be honest and complete in talking with the doctor. Share your point of view. Don’t hold back on issues such as incontinence, memory loss, sex or other issues you might consider embarrassing
- Stick to the point to get the most out of your time with the doctor
- Take notes on what the doctor tells you. Ask questions if you do not understand
- Ask what to expect from your treatment. Ask what effect the procedure will have on your daily activities
- Ask for handouts or brochures that you and your family can review at home
When you get home
- Review the materials the doctor gave you. If you don’t understand something, call the office and ask to speak to a member of our team
- Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take the full course of medication and make sure you follow the prescribed diet and exercise routine. Remember, YOU are the biggest part of the team taking care of your health!
- Keep your doctor informed of any changes in your condition
Questions to ask at the visit or later, if your doctor recommends surgery
- Why is this procedure being recommended? Are there alternatives?
- What are the benefits of this procedure in terms of pain relief and improvement of function and mobility? How long will the benefits last?
- What are the risks involved?
- What is the procedure called? How is it done?
- What percentage of patients improve following the procedure?
- What will happen if I choose not to have the surgery now?
- If I want a second opinion, whom can I consult?
To cancel an appointment
Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 day’s notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.
We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting.
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