About Your Visit
Before Your Visit
- Schedule your appointment by calling (949) 722-7038 or request an appointment online
- Bring all relevant X-rays, MRIs and test results to the office with you
- Bring any written referral from your primary care physician or internist
- Bring your a picture ID and insurance card(s) and complete the attached forms before your visit. There are additional steps to the registration process that must be completed in the office at your first visit, so we ask that you arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment.
- Be thorough when filling out your health history and pre-visit paperwork. Include all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbs
- Be on time to your appointment to assure that you receive adequate time with the physicians
- If you need to cancel, please call at least 1-2 business days in advance.
- Come to your visit prepared with a list of questions and concerns Questions for My Doctor’s Appointment.
During Your Visit
- Bring any pertinent health issues you may have to your doctor’s attention, even if you don’t think it may be related to the present reason for your visit
- Make sure your doctor knows about any allergies or adverse reactions you have had to medications
- Get to know your team of health care professionals, Medical Assistant, Physician Assistant and Patient Service Coordinator, and how to reach them
- Make sure that all health professionals involved in your care have important health information about you. Do not assume that everyone knows everything that they need to
- Speak up if you have questions or concerns
- Take notes during your visit
After Your Visit
- If your symptoms get worse, or if you have problems with your medication, call us at (949) 722-7038.
- If your doctor said that you need certain tests, make the appropriate arrangements at the lab or any other facility to get them done.
- Call us to make a follow-up appointment after you have had any outside test performed (MRIs, lab tests, cultures, etc.).
- If your doctor has referred you to another specialist, make an appointment
- If you have a test done, don’t assume that no news is good news. Ask about the results
- Learn about your condition and treatments by asking your doctor and by using other reliable sources such as the Health Education section of our website
- If you are having surgery, make sure that you, your surgeon, and all other doctors involved in your care, agree with and are clear about exactly what will be done
- If you leave a message with the office, please be sure to include both your first and last name, and your return phone number with area code. Remember that cell phones can cut out and we may not hear your message clearly.