Frequently Asked Questions
Click the different questions about office procedures and common sports injuries for answers.
Office Information and Appointment Questions
What are your office hours?
We are open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 12 pm on Friday. Our office is closed Saturday and Sunday and from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch during the week.
What does a new patient need to bring to an appointment and can the forms be filled out online?
Yes, patient forms are available online. Simply print, fill out, and bring them to your appointment to speed up your check in time. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time and bring a valid phot ID, your insurance cards, a list of current medications and dosages, a list of past surgeries, as well as any other important documents we may have requested ahead of time. Look under the patient forms tab for more information and downloadable forms.
Does Dr. Morris accept my insurance?
Dr. Morris is in network with most insurance carriers. You will need to call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify if Dr. Morris is in-network with your particular carrier and plan. For Medicaid please have your Primary Care Physician fax us a referral.
Does Dr. Morris take workman's compensation?
Yes, all injuries must be recent and correctly reported. Dr. Morris does not treat back or neck injuries.
Can I still see Dr. Morris if my insurance is out of network?
Yes, but most of the time it will be at a greater out of pocket cost to the patient.
What if I don't have insurance?
Dr. Morris sees patients without medical insurance. Full payment is due at the time of service. The cost varies depending to the type of treatment, casting, braces, injections, and X-Rays.
How do I get a prescription refilled?
Call your pharmacy and have them fax Dr. Morris a refill request to 830-895-4465.
Prescription refills are not done after hours, on weekends, or on holidays.
Where does Dr. Morris operate?
Dr. Morris performs his surgeries at the Peterson Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Peterson Regional Medical Center and Surgery Center of Boerne.
How do I know my surgery date and time?
Dr. Morris’s nurse will call you with instructions. The hospital will also contact you prior to surgery. Final surgery time will be given by his office.
What if I have questions about surgery?
You can call our office during office hours to speak to the nurse or Dr. Morris.
How do I get a copy of my medical records?
You can come to our office and fill out & sign a form requesting medical records:
Things you will need to specify:
- Type of records you are requesting (all, specific procedure, x-rays, etc)
- Your legal name, date of birth, social security #
- Please allow one week for medical records. Thank you.
Medical Procedures and Treatments
What conditions are commonly treated with PRP?
PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) is usually for tendinitis or arthritis. Most of these can be done in the office. PRP is also helpful in the or for improving healing and decreasing the risk of infection.
When is it time to see an Orthopedic surgeon for joint pain?
If you have a joint that is painful or swollen for more than a few days it is probably worth being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Or any acute injury that Is too painful bear weight.
Do you offer same day total joint replacement?
Most all hip, knee, and replacements can go home the same day or the next day. If the patient is motivated same day joint replacement is an option.
How long after having joint replacement surgery can I preform normal task around the house?
Most patients return to routine activities around the house within a week or 10 days.
How long after having total replacement surgery can I go back to work?
Most patients return to work in 4 to 6 weeks.