Your first appointment as a new patient will likely take longer than follow-up visits. (During your time in the waiting area, you might notice that patients arrived after you did but are called ahead of you. However, do not be alarmed if this happens. Patients are scheduled for many different reasons with numerous departments within the practice, all of which follow unique schedules.)
First, you will stop by the lab, where a medical assistant will take your vitals. Additionally, we might take a sample of blood to be processed in our laboratory.
Next, you will go to an exam room to see your physician who will perform a thorough examination. For cancer patients, the remainder of your visit will be spent with the physician and your care team discussing your diagnosis, evaluation and treatment options. Each physician has a clinical team consisting of a medical assistant and two registered nurses (RNs). This collaborative approach enhances the quality and continuity of care; in addition, it helps maintain an open line of communication with your care team.
Your care team will create an individualized care plan for you. After that is complete, a Check-Out representative will schedule your follow-up appointments.
Above all, our goal is to make your visit to our practice as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Please let any of our team members know if you have questions or need help.