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Patient Resources

Appointment Expectations

We are committed to providing quality health care to all of our patients. It is our policy to provide prompt medical care to all patients with respect and dignity. On the day of your visit, please arrive for your appointment at least 20 minutes early to fill out all necessary paperwork. Your initial medical appointment will last an hour this ensures that you receive the most accurate diagnosis possible, and a care plan based on your specific needs. Follow-up appointments usually last 30 minutes or less.

Prior to your visit, we will have received your health care records from your primary care provider or referring doctor. However, you should also prepare for the visit by bring with you on your first visit:

  • A copy of your advance directives if you have one.

  • Any known allergies you have.

  • Copies of any test results or lab reports (you can ask for these from your primary doctor).

  • Dates and locations of any surgeries or procedures.

  • Dates you were treated and where.

  • Dates your health problems began.

  • Family health history details (conditions your parents, grandparents, or siblings have or had).

  • Medications you are on, and the conditions they are prescribed for.

  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of other doctors who are treating you, who referred you, and whom you want to receive a copy of our consultation report.

  • Notes about your personal health history.

  • Picture identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.)

  • Supplements (over-the-counter medicines, herbs, or vitamins) you are taking.

  • Symptoms you have experienced prior to this visit.

  • Vaccines you have received, and when and where.

  • Your insurance card and insurance referral authorization.

  • Your social security number.


​​Bring your Questions

Remember - no question is a bad question. We need to know what you are thinking, and what you are most interested in. So, write down any questions you have, and ask your family member or loved one to also offer any questions they might have. It’s the best way to ensure you remember to ask, and receive the answers you need for personal care.

Bring your Medications

Please bring in all of your medicines the day of your visit. Keep them in their original containers. Your doctor will review these with you when you arrive. They are very important to your total care, and care decisions being made.

Bring a Family Member or Friend

Whether a family member or friend, having a trusted person with you at your appointment helps decrease your stress, offers someone to talk to, and helps you get questions answered that you may forget to ask during the appointment.

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