Doctor’s offices are required by the ADA to make reasonable accommodations for anyone with a disability. 

  1. If you need assistance with completing paperwork before your doctor’s appointment request someone from the office to scribe for you. Give the personnel at the office advanced notice that you require assistance.
  1. Call ahead to see if the doctor’s office has an adjustable height table or employees that will help you transfer. If your doctor’s office does not have a way to get you on the exam table you might need to bring people to assist you in getting on the exam table.
  1. If your doctor’s office does not have a wheelchair-accessible scale go to a local hospital in the days before your visit and ask to use one of their scales. You can ask your physician to call the hospital and make arrangements ahead of time. Having an accurate weight is important in diagnosing many health conditions.
Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador


Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador

Karen Roy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. Most of that time was spent as a Case Manager for an in-patient rehabilitation hospital. She was the victim of an armed robbery in 1987 and has been a wheelchair user for the last 31 years. She had 3 kids after her injury. Caroline, Austin and Joseph are all in currently attending college. As Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 Karen’s platform was “Stand for Life”. Her platform is about the use of standing technology and other devices that improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.