You need to schedule an appointment to be treated by a provider in our office. Please try to call as far in advance as possible so we can provide you with many scheduling options.
For urgent problems, we will try to give you an appointment the same day you call. If possible, please call early in the day. If your requested provider is not available, another provider will be glad to see you.
There are times when we may need to reschedule your appointment because of a physician or patient emergency. We apologize for this and will make every effort to find another time that is convenient for you.
If you are having a gynecological problem and feel that you need to be seen sooner than your scheduled appointment, please call our office. Insurance charges and the time required for the visit will vary according to the specific problem(s).
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evening hours available. Office visits are available by appointment only. Follow-up appointments are made, when possible, at the time of your current visit.
Your First Appointment
In order to provide personalized, effective medical care, we must know as much as possible about your current and past medical history. At your first visit you will be asked to complete patient registration forms. Bring any pertinent medical records with you.
Your first visit will likely involve a complete review of your medical history, a complete physical examination and laboratory studies. If you are taking medications, bring them with you, including over the counter medications, supplements and herbs.
During adulthood, we believe women need a complete reproductive exam every one to two years depending on their risk factors. These exams last 15 – 20 minutes and are for routine preventive care including Pap smear and pelvic and breast exams.
Canceling an Appointment
We understand that patients sometimes must cancel appointments. Please call at least 24 hours in advance so we can make your appointment time available to another patient.
If you miss office visits and fail to notify us in advance, it is possible that you will not be allowed to return to our office.
We may charge for failed appointments (when you don’t come or call to cancel) or appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Children Under 18 Years of Age
A parent or guardian must come with any child under 18 years of age for their appointment or give permission for treatment. The parent or guardian can give permission with a letter or consent form. The child needs to bring the letter or consent form to the appointment. Consent forms are available at our office.