Your First Appointment
New patients should arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time. This will allow ample to verify insurance and complete necessary paperwork.
You may turn in your new patient forms at check-in, verify that they were received electronically, or fill them out at the time of arrival.
Provide your current health insurance cards, photo ID, and list of medications to the receptionist and medical assistant.
In the examination room the medical assistant will obtain a brief verbal medical history. A provider will then discuss your problem in greater detail and perform an appropriate examination.
For patients with long standing nasal/sinus or throat problems, evaluation typically includes a fibreoptic endoscopic examination of the affected area. In order to facilitate your examination, we ask your permission to spray your nose with a decongestant and a topical anesthetic spray (Lidocaine). This will anesthetize the lining of your nose. The endoscopic examination yields useful additional information regarding the nature and extent of disease present in otherwise difficult or impossible to examine areas. CT and MRI scans give complimentary information but they do not replace the value of an endoscopic examination.
Missing an Appointment
We make every effort to be timely with your scheduled appointment. To help us do our best, please call us if you are running late or if you cannot keep your appointment.