Your First Visit
What to Bring With You?
After you or your referring Doctor makes the appointment for your first visit, we will try to collect the following information by phone: full name, address, and telephone number, date of birth, insurance information. We may not always be able to collect this information before your appointment, so it may be done when you come to the office for your first visit.
To make your first visit to our office more efficient for you, we ask that you fill out the necessary forms prior to your visit. These forms can be located on the Downloadable Forms link of this website.
Please bring with you to your first appointment, the completed forms (Registration Form, Health History Form, and Authorization to Obtain or Release Medical Information) a current list of medications and dosages (including over the counter medications), and your insurance card. If you do not have insurance, we will have you visit with one of our staff members to discuss a payment plan that will work for you.
What to Expect?
At this first visit, your medical history will be reviewed and a physical exam completed. The surgeon will then determine your need for surgery. If surgery is deemed necessary, it will be scheduled as soon as possible, taking into account your schedule, as well as the availability of the surgeon and facilities. Instructions of when, where, and surgery preparation will also be provided to you at this time. Also, do not hesitate to ask questions so that you can feel as comfortable as possible with your scheduled surgery. After your surgery, a post operative visit often times will be scheduled to follow up on your healing and any relevant test results.
Will There Be a Long Wait Time for my Visit?
Our surgeons make every effort to be on time for scheduled clinic appointments. Occasionally, unanticipated delays may occur due to unforeseen hospital or surgical emergencies. Office staff works hard to keep you informed of any such delays and if rescheduling will be necessary. Please feel free to call about 30 minutes to an hour prior to your appointment time to find out if the Doctor is delayed.