Please plan on a 2 hour initial physician visit, and 1 ½ hour for a return physician visit. During your visit, you may have a variety of diagnostic and laboratory testing performed. In order for your physician visit to be efficient and allow you to get the most out of your visit, bring a list of questions and go over it with your physician.
We recommend that the following questions be asked:
- What is my main problem?
- What do I need to do?
- Why is it important for me to do this?
We also suggest that you:
- Complete the required forms listed on our webpage, New Patient Forms or Established Patient Forms, before your physician visit
- Know your family's medical history.
- Get laboratory tests or procedures done in advance so your physician has the results.
- Make sure your physician is aware of any changes in your family's medical history.
- Bring copies of your medical records, if a new patient, or bring any medical records, i.e. emergency room/urgent care records, or specialist records, if seen since your last physician visit
- Bring your spouse, a family member or a friend to ask questions and provide support if you are nervous about your appointment.
Most importantly, speak up. Any opinions, concerns or anxieties you have about your condition or treatment may influence your course of treatment. Be sure to let your physician know about them.