What to Expect During your Visit
You have been referred to us by another physician, perhaps your internist. You can expect to be here for about an hour on your first visit. Generally, special test or ultrasound exams are not scheduled before your first visit.
You may eat normally before your appointment, unless you are advised otherwise by the gastroenterology staff.
Please Bring With You:
At the front desk you will meet with a staff member who will take your new patient packet, confirm your identification and insurance information, give you some papers to put in a box, and ask you to have a seat. A Medical Assistant will then call your name and bring you (generally alone, without your family members) to the “triage” area where she will weigh you, review your medications and allergies, take your temperature, check your heart and blood pressure, and ask you a few questions. Afterwards, any family members can accompany you as the Medical Assistant shows you to the clinic exam room.
The Physician or Nurse Practitioner will meet you and ask detailed questions about your current problems, past medical history, family history, and other pertinent information. The Physician or Nurse Practitioner will then perform a complete exam. Afterwards, there will be a discussion of the plan of care, give you written instructions, possibly order tests (such as blood tests, x-rays, GI procedures or motility tests). You will then be brought to the check-out area where a staff member will answer any questions, collect any required payments, and schedule any tests and appointments.
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