Your First Appointment
Your doctor or physician assistant needs to know about your health history to provide the best care for you. These forms will be mailed to you. If you do not get them before your visit, please come to the office 15 minutes early to complete the forms.
Your first visit will include a review of your health history. A physical exam will be scheduled for another time. Please bring a list of any medicine that you are taking. Make sure we have all of your medical records.
If you are an OB patient, you will visit our office every four weeks during the first seven months of your pregnancy. Then you will visit every two weeks.Towards the end of your pregnancy, we will see you weekly. New OB visits take about 20 minutes. Follow-up visits take about 10 minutes.
During adulthood, we believe women need a complete reproductive exam every one or two years. The frequencies of these exams depend on your risk factors. Exams take 15 to20 minutes. Routine preventive care includes:
- Pap smear
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
If you are having either an obstetrical or gynecological problem and feel that you need to be seen before your scheduled appointment, please call our office. Insurance charges and the time required for the visit will vary according to the specific problem(s).
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 provider. If you don’t call and miss visits or call late several times we may ask you to change to another time.
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.