A referral from your family doctor is not necessary for your first visit.
You can reach the office by phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We schedule appointments at our Marshall office on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call for an office appointment.
Follow-up appointments are made before you leave the office. There are times when we may need to change your appointment due to an emergency. We are sorry for any problems this may cause.
If you are late for your appointment we may ask you to change to another time.
Your First Appointment
The doctor needs to know about your health history to provide the best care for you. These health history forms will be mailed to you along with any special instructions to prepare for the visit. If you did not complete the forms, please come to the office 15 minutes early to complete the forms.
Your first visit will include a review of your family health history, medical records and a physical exam. Bring a list of any medicines that you are taking. Make sure we have any of your other medical records. A letter will be sent to your family doctor regarding the results of your visit. Your family doctor will still take care of you for any of your other conditions.
You should let your insurance company know why you need to see the doctor. This will help you get the best benefit from your insurance plan. It is important for you to get authorization before your visit. If you do not get your approval before your appointment, you may have to pay for the visit yourself.
Canceling an Appointment
We know that things may happen that make it hard to keep your appointment. We do ask that you call our office to let us know the day before your appointment if you cannot come to the office when you are scheduled. This helps us to be able to see other patients who need to see the doctor. If you don’t call and miss visits, or call late several times, we may ask you to find another doctor.