I may be too late with this and I'm sorry I didn't say it before. That's baloney (for want of a PC word). If you go to an orthopedic surgeon, they're not interested in doing physicals but they go directly to the problem. I've been retired 12 years now and am "old school" but I'm sure an orthopod would be glad to go directly to the problem and not fool around with irrelevant stuff.Exactly. And their reasoning is that I just got insurance and the physical is for insurance reasons, so it has to be done first. Why they can't be done at the same time, who knows? But I may have gotten a doctor who will do both. I'll be finding out tomorrow.