What to bring to the first visit
Please bring photo identification and insurance cards.
For your first visit, it is helpful to have previous medical records including lab results, X-rays, and medications available for us to review.
What to expect at the visit
Upon arrival at our office, you will be asked to complete some forms to obtain information about address, phone numbers, insurance information etc. Then you will be “checked in”, which entails measuring the height, weight, and vital signs.
You will be put in an exam room, where we will see you. We will take a complete medical history, followed by a detailed physical examination. In the case of adolescents: Your child may be given the option of asking you to leave the room to afford him/her some privacy if he/she so desires. This will be your child’s decision.
We will decide if you need further testing, which may entail blood, and/or urine tests and/or X-rays. The blood is most often drawn at our office by us. The X-rays will be referred to a local radiologist.
If you would like results of tests done at your visit, please schedule this follow-up visit for comprehensive review of labs/testing prior to leaving. If this is not possible, please call us in 10 days. If we are busy seeing patients, please leave a message and we will try to call you by the end of the day. If we are away, and you are seeking results of a simple test, our nurse may be able to give you the result immediately. If the test is more complex and requires interpretation, the provider will call you when they return. We make every effort to call you with abnormal results.
The visits are usually 30-35 minutes for the initial visit and 15 minutes for the follow-up visits. Please schedule your follow-up visits in advance because the schedule fills up fast.
Please note that co-payments are expected at the time of the visit. The office does accept credit cards for payment. We also accept cash or checks. If a check bounces, there will be a $40.00 re-billing fee.
Most Insurances Accepted
We accept: AARP, Aetna, Alicare, Allied, Anthem, BCBS, Buckeye, Caresource, Centene, ChampVA, Cigna, EGP, GEHA, HealthSmart, Humana, JP Farley, MediBlue, Medical Mutual, Medicare, Molina, Mount Carmel Health Plan, Ohio Medicad, Palmetto Railroad, Paramount, Planned Administrators Inc (PAI), Sentara, The Funds, TriCare, TrustMark, United Health Care, United HealthCare Community. United HealthCare Dual, UMR, WellCare, – all others, please call to verify.