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New Patient Information
We desire to have your visit to our office go as smoothly as possible. Please plan on arriving at the office at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time. (One half hour early if you are having a physical exam)
New patients are required to fill out a few forms. Because this process is time consuming, we have included the necessary forms on this website so you can print them prior to your appointment.
Please print out the forms below, complete them, and bring it with you to your appointment. Having the forms completed when you arrive, will speed up the registration process considerably.
ALL New Patient Registration Forms in one link
(Print these out and complete prior to your first appointment)
General Office Information
We believe that having a personal relationship with our patients is vital to the practice of medicine, and we strive to employ friendly, helpful staff members. We know that your time is valuable, and we do our best to answer all incoming calls as quickly as possible. Occasionally, when calling our office, you may reach our voice mail system. This system is in place to ensure that we can meet the needs of all our patients.
We work on a schedule to maximize our time with our patients. We will do our best to follow our schedule but we need your help. When you call in for an appointment, please tell the receptionist all the reasons for your appointment, so she can schedule the appropriate amount of time for the visit. If you have multiple medical concerns, please let her know so we can try to meet all of your needs when you are here. It may not be possible to have a medical visit and a procedure at the same visit, because some insurance companies will not pay for both on the same day.
We feel that acute problems require same day appointments, and we always strive to have same day appointments available for you.
We realize that medical care is expensive and we try to be mindful of the costs. When we prescribe medicine, we do our best to prescribe generic medications and those medications that are preferred by your insurance company.
We feel that medical illnesses are best treated in the office. Please do not ask us to diagnose or treat new illnesses over the phone or the internet. We are happy to discuss previously diagnosed conditions if you are not improving, but we may request that you come back in to the office for a follow-up examination.
Chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, low thyroid, depression, diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain, ADD, and anxiety need regular follow up. Patients with stable hypertension, high cholesterol, low thyroid, and depression need to be seen at least yearly. Diabetics and those being treated for insomnia should be seen at 6 month intervals. We see those patients on daily medications for anxiety at 3 month intervals due to addiction risk. Anyone taking Class II drugs for ADD or chronic pain must also be seen every 3 months because these medications require individual written prescriptions.