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Returning Patients

Nurse with stethoscopeWe do everything possible to make your return visit efficient and pleasant. Our goal is to see you on time and to have you finished by 30 minutes after your appointment scheduled time. However, we ask you to understand that to give every patient the individual attention that he or she requires, there are times when unexpected problems require additional attention and put us behind schedule. Our practice philosophy demands that we give full attention to every patient and especially to unanticipated acute cardiac problems.

If you have time pressures for other commitments, please inform our staff so that we can attempt to rearrange our schedule to accommodate every patient's medical problems in the most efficient and friendly manner. We will always do our best to accommodate not only your medical issues, but also your other commitments. 

You can help us be more efficient by preparing for your visit before you come to our office:

  • Have your most current medical insurance information, necessary referrals, and a photo ID. An assistant will need to verify all your information at each visit.
  • We need an accurate and current list of all your medications, or bring all your current medication bottles with you. It is important to note any new or discontinued medications at the time of your visit.
  • Gather information you may have regarding any hospitalizations, procedures, tests, pertinent lab work or new diagnoses or illnesses since your last visit. If you do not have this information, please call our office before your appointment so that an assistant can help you gather the information. A release form may need to be signed and faxed/mailed to us.
  • Organize your medical problems and inform the medical assistant and the doctor of any new or recurrent symptoms at the time of your visit.
  • Wear loose, comfortable, and easily removable clothing at your visit. You will be asked to remove all clothing, shoes, socks, and hosiery, except underwear, and will be given a comfortable gown.
  • Tell us if there is anything you need to make you more comfortable in the exam room.
Southcoast Physicians Group An affiliate of Southcoast Physicians Group.