Bring all of your insurance information and your driver’s license.
When you make an appointment with us, you will be asked for your insurance information so we can verify it prior to your appointment. Make sure to bring your insurance card and your driver’s license to your first appointment.
You can find out more about our financial policies by calling our Patient Finance Department.
Bring all of your medications.
Please bring all of your medications with you in their original containers when you come to the office. Make sure your doctor knows about every drug you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal medications. This is essential to avoid potential drug interactions between new medications we prescribe and your current medications.
Meet your health care team.
After you have filled out your registration and the registrar has your necessary personal and insurance information, a member of our team will take you back to an exam room where he or she will take your blood pressure and pulse.
We will also go over your medical history to find out not only what medications you’re taking but what, if any, allergies you might have; what kind of prior illnesses or injuries you may have suffered; and any operations or hospital stays you might have had. It may help to write down all of your medical events and dates, and bring this with you to your visit.
You will also be asked about the health of your family, including any hereditary conditions that might be related to your cardiac health. Finally, you’ll be asked about your marital status, employment and whether or not you use tobacco, alcohol, or any drugs.
Once the team member is finished, the cardiologist or surgeon will meet with you to review your medical history and perform a physical examination. He or she will then discuss pertinent findings with you and your family, and recommend any further testing or treatment plans. Please feel free to ask the physician any questions you may have at this time.