Your First Visit2023-10-15T17:40:28-04:00

Your Initial Visit

What to expect during your first appointment.

Visiting the doctor’s office can be an intimidating and uncomfortable experience for some. Let us lessen the stress by sharing some great tips that will help you navigate our appointment process. We are here to answer all of your questions.

Before the First Appointment

Before you arrive, have all your medical records from previous doctors sent to our office. We have a medical request form that you can complete to help with this process. Prepare a list of questions for your provider, and prepare a list of all medications and dosages, including over-the-counter medications and any drug allergies you have. Finally, to save time, print and complete our new patient paperwork.

The day of your appointment.

Make sure to pick a day and time that you will be able to make. It’s always a good idea to show up at least 20 minutes early to your first appointment, so you can complete any additional forms. To save time, be sure to bring your completed new patient paperwork. Also bring your ID and insurance card, unless you are self-pay. 

Call ahead if you are running late. We allow a 15-minute grace period, but please be aware that if you arrive late, your wait may be longer. We will do all we can to accommodate your appointment and minimize the need to reschedule. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we ask that you give a 24-hour notice, so we are able to offer the appointment time to another patient.

During your appointment.

During your visit, answer any questions the provider has as accurately and honestly as possible. Review your list of questions with your provider and ask any questions that may come up during your visit. Be sure to write down or ask for written instructions to help understand your provider’s care instructions.

After your appointment.

Make sure you receive your prescription, if any, and understand the medication instructions. Afterward, you will checkout at the front desk and schedule your next appointment, if needed.

We hope these few tips help you get the most out of your first and all future appointments.

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