What to bring
For your convenience, please print and fill out the Patient Registration, Patient Medical History and Patient HIPPA Acknowledgement and Disclosure Consent forms and present them to the front desk when you arrive for your first visit.
In order to better serve you, we request that you provide the following items, some of which have been covered in the forms listed above:
A list of your current medications and supplements (vitamins). This list should include name, dosage and frequency of use for each medicine.
A list of medication allergies. This list should include any medicine to which your body has an abnormal (often uncomfortable) reaction.
A list of your past medical history. This should include any prior or current major illnesses/health issues, a list of any major tests, especially if conducted within the last year and a list of any surgeries with at least approximate dates.
A list of your family's medical history. Important factors to include are history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or aneurysm. Knowing when any of your close relatives passed away and cause of death is also important.
A list of your current health care providers. At a minimum include the name of each physician and the condition being treated. Additional helpful information would be address and telephone number of each provider.
A list of questions you have about your condition. This list should include your major concerns and should be kept at a reasonable length.
Any insurance cards for current coverage.
Your driver's license or another valid photo ID.
Your first appointment may last about an hour. Initially, a physician's assistant will gather preliminary data regarding your weight and vital signs. Questions will be asked about your health history and the reason for your visit. The physician will conduct a general physical exam and if necessary, he may order additional tests. In order to facilitate the interactions between you and your cardiologist, it is best to come prepared.
To find out if your health insurance plan is accepted, please call our office at (213) 484-7800.