Here’s what to expect during your first appointment:

Patients need to arrive at their appointments 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

If not completed online in advance, patients will need to fill out a history of their medical problems, past surgeries, past pertinent family medical history, along with a list of medications and their dosages.  Patients should bring their insurance information, all prior medical records pertaining to the current injury, and any prior X-rays, MRI or CT scans.

Children under 18 will not be seen without a parent or legal guardian.  Legal guardians must bring a legal consent.  Foster parents of children will need to bring court documentation of guardianship. They also must have all registration forms filled out prior to the appointment and signed by the representative of the Department of Family Services. If this is not possible, the representative must be present at the appointment with the foster child.

A member of the YOA staff will escort patients into an exam room to review their history and verify the reason for seeing the physician. The physician will review each patient’s history and address any of their concerns.  Patients should bring a list of questions and concerns to discuss with the physician.

After the appointment, patients will be given a form to present to the check-out person, who will schedule a follow-up appointment and collect any payment due at that time.