Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How early should I come for my appointment?

For the first appointment it is recommended that you come 15 minutes early.  This is to ensure that all of your patient information is properly completed and that we can go over and billing questions you may have.  For all other appointments, if you wish to arrive a little early, there is a great chance that we will see you early, also.

Am I going to have to wait long?

I can honestly say that there is a much better chance that we will be ready for you before your appointment time than ask you to come back late.  There are rare exceptions, as, sometimes, we need to see emergencies on short notice, or a patient has a concern that takes longer than planned, but, we will do the same for you if the need arises.  We respect your time and pride ourselves on being timely.

Do I need to take premedication?

If you are asking this question there is a good chance you have either had a heart condition or a joint replacement.  If you are aware that you need to based on your cardiologist or orthopaedic recommendation, then yes, please do.  If you don't know, but have had heart troubles or joint surgeries, please ask that doctor, as they will be able to direct you best based on your specific needs.  I usually ask that the patient ask their doctor for their recommendation and have them write you a prescription for the premedication as it is by their directive that you are taking it.

What is 22/7?

22/7 is a very close approximation to Pi.  Aside from being a number very important to the geometry of circles, pie is delicious, and we accept all pies, as tasty treats, especially on March 14, or 3/14.

Is Dr. a nerd?

See above.  He also does enjoy sports, cycling, skiing, electronics, hunting, fishing, cooking, cars, traveling, etc., so, there is a good chance you can find something in common to discuss.  

 

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