Superior Orthopedics Joseph P. Spott, D.O.
 
2 Locations To Better Serve You
 
St. John
 
 
 
East Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DO?
As described by the American Osteopathic Association: “Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.
DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.
Osteopathic physicians focus on prevention, tuning into how a patient's lifestyle and environment can impact their wellbeing. DOs strive to help you be truly healthy in mind, body and spirit -- not just free of symptoms.”
Learn about THE DO DIFFERENCE at http://doctorsthatdo.org/difference
How do I know if I need to see an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Many people struggle with the decision to see a specialist. The time might be right for you when there is any type of suffering from a musculoskeletal problem and this problem is affecting your daily life or routine.
Some examples are:
1. knee pain, popping, or grinding when walking or standing
2. hip pain/ grinding during activity
3. shoulder pain and stiffness when reaching with arm
4. lower back pain limiting your daily routine
5. neck pain
6. sudden or gradual loss of sensation in arms, fingers, toes or feet.
What should I bring to my first visit?
  • A referral, if you have one
  • List of current prescribed medications and over the counter vitamins/herbals.
  • Picture I.D.
  • Insurance information (we will take a photocopy of your card)
  • In cases of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, bring any contact names, phone numbers and claim number.
What type of payments do we accept?
We accept cash and checks only.

What can I expect on my first visit?
Dr. Spott will do a thorough evaluation and initiate a treatment plan specific to your condition.

What is my co-pay?
Because co-pay is different for each insurance company, please check with your insurance provider to determine what you owe for your co-pay.

Do I have to pay my co-pay?
Yes, co-pays and account balances are due at the time of your visit. If you need a special payment schedule to meet your financial needs please contact the office and ask to speak with Lupe.

Which types of health insurance do you accept?
We accept Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Illinois, Benefit Administration Systems, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CCN, First Health, Humana, Cigna/ Great West, Prairie States Enterprises, UMR, Unicare, United Health Care. Please call us if your insurance is not listed.