Douglas G. Avella, M.D., F.A.A.O.S
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
140 Chestnut Street, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

(201) 612-9988


Patient Forms

Please fill out all of the fields on the patient information forms before handing them in at our office. Completing these in advance will save you approximately fifteen minutes upon arrival.

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North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedic Medical Forms

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How Insurance Works

Understanding insurance plans can be challenging and confusing.  While we participate in multiple plans, we strive to do our best in accommodating those with plans we do not traditionally accept. It would be our pleasure to help you navigate your coverage, and address any concerns you may have.  Please call us to learn how we can serve your child's needs.

Independent Medical Exams

Our doctors regularly perform Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) each week. Legal requests for IMEs are made through the clerical staff.


MRIs, CAT Scans or any radiology procedure will require at least three days to be authorized by your insurance carrier.