Our doctors and nurses are available to serve all of your health care needs, from regular check-ups to specialist consultations. Once you have contacted us and scheduled an appointment, there are a few tasks you can do to make the most of your visit.
Helpful tips to get the most of your visit
Write it down before you arrive.
Prior to your visit, write down any questions. There are no bad questions when it comes to your health, so ask away.
Gather your information.
As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you are taking, including names and doses. For complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and including evaluations from other physicians.
Bring someone with you.
It’s helpful to have an extra set of ears when hearing new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointment. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.
Allow extra time for traffic and parking as these often take longer than you may expect. Also, allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process. Delays do happen, so be prepared. Bring a favorite book or magazine to help make the time go by more quickly.
If you have to wait for your doctor because of an unexpected emergency or on a very busy day, please remember that you will receive the same immediate care if you’re in a similar situation.
Make the most of your appointment.
Remember that you may have written down questions so ask away. You may also think of new questions while meeting with your doctor. And don’t forget to ask for any instructions from your doctor or for letters of medical necessities that you may need.
After the appointment:
Before you leave our facility, make your follow-up appointment, if possible, and write down your new appointment dates.
As soon as you’re done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit. Also write down any other questions you think of and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic’s nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line.