What should I expect at first visit to Henein Arthritis?

Rheumatology is one of the least known branches of medicine so a lot of patients ask the question, “What should I expect at first visit to a rheumatologist?”

Every appointment is particular to the person, but the following should give you a good idea of what to expect at the first visit to our clinic.

Prior to your appointment study your medical family history; it a helpful clue.
Please also create a journal of your symptoms with the location of the pain, the severity, the day and time of the pain and any changes in the pain.

Here is a quick list of what you need to prepare or to expect:



A list of your medicines

Medications you are currently taking with specific doses.

Include supplements and vitamins.


Family Medical History

This is an important pieace of information.


Your Medical History

Medications you have tried in the past with specific doses

Results of prior tests.


Expect to fill out forms.

Arrive 30 minutes early to fill out forms

Or print and complete these forms at home.


Show ID and insurance card(s)

Expect to show a valid picture ID, insurance card, pharmacy card and a method to pay your copay or deductible.

Forms that y ou will need to fill in your first visit: 

  1. Patient Registration Form
  2. Policy Form
  3. New Patient Appointment Notice
  4. New Patient History Form

Dr. Henein will Not prescribe opioid / narcotics for pain management. We seek to find solutions to manage the underlying problem and not to manage pain. There are pain management experts who specialize in this type of care who can better serve you.

Better Arthritis Care is Our Mission

(586) 226-5555


39621 Garfield Rd. Clinton TWP, MI 48038