How to Prepare for a Consultation
When requesting an appointment with an Endocrine Surgery Center specialist, our coordinator will ask you to send or fax medical records and physician notes from your other medical providers before your visit. This will enable our team of experts to review your case before your appointment. In some cases, a member of our team may suggest you undergo further imaging studies or blood tests prior to meeting with one of our surgeons to ensure that we can make the best recommendation for your care during your consultation.
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to fill out paperwork including a Registration Form, NYPH Adult Medical Questionnaire, Patient Questionnaire, and a Patient Acknowledgment of Notice of Privacy Practice. We suggest that you print and fill out these forms at home by clicking here to give yourself time to review the information and to speed and facilitate your check-in.
There may be some family members and friends involved in your care that you may want us to speak with directly. Due to patient privacy regulations, we cannot speak to anyone about your treatment without your express permission. You can give us permission to speak with family and friends by printing and filling out a medical information release authorization form and bringing it with you to your consultation. You can download a copy, along with the other patient forms, by clicking here.
If you have had any recent biopsies, or imaging studies performed, please obtain a copy of the reports and bring them with you to your appointment. This can be done by calling the facility where you had the tests performed and requesting a copy of your results. This process may take several days or a week, so you will want to request them ahead of time.
During your consultation, your team will ask you about any medications you are currently taking. It may be useful to create a medication list that includes the dosage of and how often you take each medication as well as the reason for which each was prescribed. It is also helpful to bring your medications with you to show your team.
While you are a patient of the Endocrine Surgery Center, it will be important for us to stay in contact with your primary care physician and other doctors involved in your care, and we ask that you provide a list of these doctors along with their full contact information.
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