When you first arrive at our clinic you will be greeted by our staff and then have a seat in our waiting area. We do ask that you show up at least 15 minutes early to allow for traffic and parking to find our office.
At your appointment time your doctor will come out and meet you then take you in to the consultation office. The doctor will then take your health history and start looking for the causes to your health problems. We will ask a lot of questions about your health, your life, and what is going on overall with you. We start with asking about when your problems started and what was going on when the did. Then we dig deeper, asking questions about what makes it worse, better and anything else that might be a clue on the causes of your problems.
If you have any recent lab tests or reports we ask that you bring them so we can review them with you. This helps reduce costs and duplication of testing.
At the end of the consultation the doctor will then go over with you what possible causes there are to your health problems and any testing that may be helpful. We will then go over your treatment options and implement a treatment protocol that works for you. We discuss expectations and timelines when appropriate, as well as
long term health goals and our plans for improving your overall health and preventing diseases.
Overall the first appointment is about finding the cause of your health problems, looking at your goals and coming up with a plan that works for you. We not only want to work on the cause of your current problems, but also implement a long term plan that helps your overall health and prevent you from developing more health problems.