Information for Your Next Patient Appointment
We value all of our patients and their time, which is why we see patients with scheduled appointments. We try very hard to stay on schedule so that you are not waiting for excessive periods of time.
Patients may use the patient portal to schedule their next appointment or call our office to set up a time. If you are scheduling your annual physical exam, we ask that you contact us at least a month in advance of your desired appointment date so that we may accommodate you.
As a courtesy to other patients, please limit your appointment to the specific problem that you are being seen for. If you feel that you have questions that may extend the length of your appointment, please let us know when we schedule your appointment so that we may allot enough time for you.
Unfortunately, emergencies occur that may cause delays. Please let the receptionist know if you feel like you have been waiting excessively for your appointment. We will verify the reason for the delay and try to reschedule you if your schedule does not allow for the delay.
We ask that you please let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment. This will allow us to see other patients who need to be served. Failure to cancel an appointment in advance may result in a billing for the missed appointment.
Your First Patient Visit
Please arrive to our office for your first visit at least 15 minutes ahead of your schedule appointment. This will allow us time to collect information from you that we need for our records. You'll also have time to complete the New Patient Forms if you have not already completed them and brought them with you.
When you arrive to the office, please register with the receptionist. We will ask for your driver's license and insurance card so that we may make copies of them to keep with your patient file. Actually, you should bring your insurance card and driver's license to every appointment.
If any of your information changes between visits, please let us know so that we may keep you information on file up-to-date.
Bringing Children to Appointments
When possible, we ask that you do not bring your children with you to your appointment. This is for both the child's safety and our patients' safety. Our office is not childproof and young children could injure themselves. The viruses and illnesses often carried by children also present a potential risk to our post-surgery and high-risk pregnancy patients.
If you must bring your child with you to an appointment, please make arrangements to have someone supervise them in the waiting room. Children eight weeks and older must remain in the waiting room, unless they are also a patient. Newborns and babies up to eight weeks old are allowed to accompany their mothers in the exam room.
We aim to provide a safe atmosphere for all of our patients and their beautiful children. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping to show this courtesy to all of our patients.