Joining

Joining My Practice

Meet and greet visit – no charge

Finding the right chemistry can be important. Feel free to schedule a no-pressure “meet and greet” visit to come in to say “hello” so we can get to know each other a bit before you make any decisions. We can talk about what things are important to you in a medical practice and make sure it’s a good fit.

Pre-visit preparation

If you decide to join, I’ll ask you to fill out some paperwork and have any medical records sent in that you want me to review. Once I’m familiar with your history, I might make some recommendations about which additional lab tests (if any) we should get for you above and beyond the standard background lab panel which is included in the cost of your membership. At present, I’ll send you to your local LabCorp office to have your blood drawn.¬† At some point in the not-too-distant future I expect to offer phlebotomy services here in my office, so you’ll be able to come here for the pre-visit labs if that’s more convenient for you.

Initial comprehensive visit

When your test results are back (usually within 1-2 days), you’ll come in for your initial visit. We’ll discuss your medical history, your family history, and your medications. We’ll review your current problems and concerns, conduct a physical exam, do an EKG (if appropriate), and go over your lab results.

By the end of your¬†first visit, I’ll have a fairly complete picture of your health, your lifestyle, your long-term goals, your values, and your needs going forward. We can take immediate action for any problems that should be addressed quickly and then discuss the rest at a more leisurely pace. Having met you, I’ll be more comfortable helping you with your concerns any time you want to discuss something on the telephone or via email.

Already ready to join?

Whether you’ve already had an initial “meet and greet” visit with me or you just know you want to join my practice from looking the site over, if you know you want to sign up, please click here.