Understanding Your Office Visit
An annual exam (preventive, routine, or wellness) includes an age-appropriate history & physical exam, risk factor review, ordering of routine laboratory tests (Pap), and discussion about healthy lifestyle and preventive care.
A problem-oriented visit addresses specific problems (menopause, depression, bleeding, etc.).
How your office visit is billed (annual or problem) is determined by what happens during your visit, typically where the most focus is directed. However, it is possible that your visit may include both annual and problem services, which will be billed accordingly.
If you have questions related to the billing of your visit, please see the Billing Information page, or ask to speak with one of our billing specialists.
Scheduling an Appointment
Please contact us Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm to schedule an appointment. We know your time is valuable and we will do our best to see you when you are scheduled or keep you informed if there are unexpected delays. If you do wait more than 20 minutes, let the receptionist know. Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel an appointment so we can offer that appointment time to another patient.
Preparing for Your Office Visit
Please bring your insurance card and drivers license or picture identification to every office visit. Each time you arrive, the receptionist will confirm current address, phone numbers, employment, and insurance information. If you are a new patient, you will receive a new patient packet in the mail. We ask you to complete the necessary forms and bring to your first visit.