Visiting our office is the first step to getting your quality of life back! You can make better use of the time with your doctor by doing some "homework" before your first visit. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring the following items with you:
Any medications that you are currently taking, including all vitamins and over-the-counter drugs
Your insurance cards
A referral order, if required by your insurance plan
Copay or deductible, per your insurance plan, will be requested at time of visit.
During your first visit to our office, a medical assistant will take your vital signs, get your medical history and talk with you about your symptoms. Dr. Jain, our rheumatologist, will then discuss in detail your symptoms and perform a comprehensive examination. He will also assess the range of motion of your joints, so wearing loose clothing and shoes that are easy to remove will help make the evaluation easier.
To save you time and expense of duplicating laboratory tests, please ask your primary care physician to send any pertinent information about your condition before your appointment. You can also hand-carry these medical records (which may include laboratory reports, X-rays and physician notes) with you to be sure they are available at the time of your visit.
Now is the time to ask questions or discuss any concerns with Dr. Jain. We promise to speak candidly with you about your symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. We may order lab tests and/or imaging tests to help confirm a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.
Please complete these forms and bring them to your first appointment.