Who is a typical patient?
While Dr. Martin spent years as a general orthopedic doctor, he now specializes in total joint replacement of the knee and hip. Our helpful front office staff can refer you to excellent general orthopedists in Tucson if you're experiencing less severe knee or hip symptoms, or issues with another joint. A typical patient of Dr. Martin's has been informed by their primary care physician or another orthopedic doctor that they are in need of a total joint replacement of the knee or hip, and intend to undergo the procedure with Dr. Martin. If you've been told by another physician that you are in need of a total joint replacement of the knee or hip and wish to do so within our practice, please call our front desk staff at (520) 742-9900.
What do I need to see Dr. Martin?
When you call the front desk staff, we will ask you a series of questions in order to help Dr. Martin determine if you're a candidate for surgery within our practice. Dr. Martin will approve you as a potential new patient based on your symptoms, insurance, and medical history. A new patient appointment is typically scheduled within two to four weeks. Our office staff will send you to another facility for films (x-ray or MRI) of the joint(s) of concern. After your first appointment, surgery is scheduled at Northwest Medical Center's Center for Joint Replacement within six to eight weeks. Dr. Martin is contracted only with Northwest Medical Center, and cannot perform surgery at other hospitals.
Dr. Martin with Zoe Martin, the office mascot
If you're a Medicare patient, you do not need a referral to see Dr. Martin. If you have an HMO plan under any insurance carrier, you must acquire a specialist referral from your primary care physician before your appointment. If you're unsure whether or not you need a referral to see Dr. Martin, please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card for more information.
Dr. Martin accepts Medicare. If you are not a Medicare patient, please call the number on the back of your insurance card to confirm that Dr. Martin is a provider within your plan. Dr. Martin does not accept the following insurances:
- Access (AHCCCS)
- Tricare VA (Virginia only)
- Humana HMO
- Cigna of Illinois