Your Initial Visit
When should I arrive?
Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes early to complete the registration process.
What should I bring with me?
- Photo Identification
- Insurance cards(s)
- Insurance referral from your Primary Doctor (if required by insurance)
- Completed new patient paperwork that was mailed to your home
- List of questions for the physician
- Paper/notebook and pen
- Compact disc of recent CT or PET scans, MRI, or ultrasounds. You must contact the Radiology Center where your test was performed and request a copy.
Can I bring someone with me?
We encourage you to bring a family member or trusted friend with you to your appointment. It is often helpful to have that support and a “second set of ears”. Due to the size of our reception area and exam rooms, we ask that each patient limit herself to a maximum of two (2) guests.
Are children allowed in the office?
For safety reasons, children under the age of twelve (12) are not allowed in the exam rooms nor can they be left unsupervised in the waiting area. As many of our patients are ill or recovering from surgery, we ask that you do not bring children to the office for your appointment.
What happens when I arrive?
The receptionist will collect your paperwork, insurance cards, and photo identification. You will be asked to electronically sign documents in your medical chart. These documents include consent to bill your insurance carrier and provide them with medical records, consent for our practice to view your prescription benefits and medication history, and a review of your privacy contact information.
Will I have an exam?
How long will I be in the office?
Every patient and diagnosis is different, but new patient appointments typically last 1-2 hours.
**Our medical practice is committed to teaching the future generations of medical practitioners. A nursing/medical student or a medical resident under the physician’s direct supervision may be involved in your care**