Making An Appointment
On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. Please bring any medications you are taking, so that we may accurately determine the dosage and frequency. We will ask you to complete a medical history and registration form. Please bring your insurance card and try to arrive at least thirty minutes early for your first visit. If you have been under the care of another doctor, we may ask your permission to transfer some of your records.
We have three appointment categories that take up varying amounts of time:
- New Patient Visits – Plan on spending one hour including check-in time, filling out forms, and the actual physician visit.
- Follow-up Exams – Thirty minutes
- Sick Visits – Varies depending on your symptoms, but plan on at least thirty minutes.
Canceling An Appointment
Our appointments are confirmed by an automated service. Please listen carefully and follow the prompts to either confirm or cancel your appointment. If you later decide that you are unable to keep your appointment or you are going to be late, please call your physician’s office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients.
In Case of Emergency
If you have an urgent problem, you may call your physician’s office to schedule an appointment. However, if you feel it is a life threatening emergency, call 911. Do not delay by calling the doctor’s office first.
Before Your Appointment
Depending on the reason for your doctor’s visit, this checklist can help you prepare.
- Gather documents to bring to your doctor’s visit:
- Copies of any tests, x-rays, or medical histories relating to your medical problem.
- Completed medical history questionnaire.
- A list of all current medications taken on a regular basis, including over-the-counter and herbal medications.
- Review any special directions from your doctor about diet or medication restrictions prior to your appointment.
- Ask friends or relatives to accompany you if you wish. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need someone to take you home.
- Bring a sweater or coat. Our buildings are kept cool to protect and ensure the proper function of the medical equipment.
During Your Appointment
To make the most of your appointment, be sure to ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns you have.
After Your Appointment
What to expect after your appointment:
- If you need to see another doctor, we will make every effort to schedule additional tests and consultations at the earliest available time.
- If you need to be hospitalized, we will coordinate admitting arrangements and provide the hospital with information prior to your arrival.