Once you have made your initial appointment, you may pre-register by downloading, printing, and completing the patient forms below. Please be sure to bring them with you to your first visit. Completing the forms prior to your visit will help speed up the new patient registration process.
Alternatively, you can fax us your forms. Our fax number is (315) 785-6874, attention Medical Records.
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Health History
- Disclosure of Protected Health Information
- North Country Orthopaedic Group Authorization to Release Protected Health Information
- North Country Surgical Specialist Authorization to Release Protected Health Information
- Diabetes, Osteoporosis, & Endocrine Center Authorization to Release Protected Health Information
Please sign in to our patient portal to request an appointment and update forms. If you have not registered for our secure portal or have not received authorization to begin using the portal, call our office to obtain a registration PIN. For more information on the patient portal, click here.
Should you need anything else or have questions, feel free to contact us.
Medical Records Requests:
Please download and complete the "Authorization to Release Protected Health Information" above. Completed forms should be:
- faxed to (315) 785-6874, attention Medical Records; or
- mailed to North Country Orthopaedic Group; ATTN: Medical Records; 1571 Washington Street, Suite 201; Watertown, NY 13601
In the News
Join us in congratulating Dr. Natalie Nielsen in becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery!
ABOS Board Certification “is yet one more assurance for patients and their families — before and after surgery. Studies point to better outcomes, decreased infection rates and reduced time away from home when surgery is performed by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon”1.
Board certification is voluntary process beyond medical licensure. A Board Certified physician must meet certain educational requirements. Certification first consists of two phases. The first phase is a timed exam of approximately 320 multiple choice questions covering all of orthopaedics. After passing this exam, the physician is considered Board Eligible. The second phase is an oral exam, for which all surgical cases performed during a six-month period are submitted for review by the volunteer Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons. Twelve cases are selected for the oral exam presentation. The cases are independently graded and scrutinized by examiners on many levels. Once a physician passes the second phase, they are Board Certified for a period of 10 years.