What to expect on your first visit
Please call us at (714) 771-5700 to schedule an appointment. Your first visit with us is usually the longest and we leave the most time in our schedule for it. Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early for your first visit to complete necessary registration forms. These may be downloaded from this web site – look under the “Resources” tab for “Registration Forms”.
It is important that you supply us with your:
- Prior medical records
- Medications and dosages
- Insurance information
- Photo ID (such as driver’s license)
- Physician referral if applicable
You are encouraged to print and fill out these New Patient Forms to save time on your first visit.
Please be prepared to pay your ‘co-pay’ or ‘co-insurance’ – charge card or cash is always the easiest. We may ask to take your picture during this visit for a chart copy.
Your first visit will include an interview, examination and discussion time. We may not provide a firm opinion on the first visit. It may be necessary to conduct laboratory or radiology tests before a diagnosis or treatment recommendation can be given. This may take several visits. The results of your tests may be complicated which is why we review them face-to-face instead of on the phone.
You are welcome to have family or friends accompany you to your appointment, however we will not discuss your condition unless you are present or provide us with specific authorization to do so.
We understand your time is valuable and we strive to adhere to patient’s schedules as best we can. Our goal, your good health, requires a team effort – you and us. We enjoy working with our patients and we certainly hope you will find your visits with us informational and enjoyable.