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Preparing for your first visit:

Having the proper materials with you ensures that both you and your physician can use your time together most effectively. To get the greatest value from your first visit we suggest that you:

  • Bring all health care insurance cards and your University of Michigan Health System blue registration card, if you have one.
  • Bring all reports available from other doctors including medical records, x-rays, pathology slides, and other pertinent information. Please bring the actual x-ray and/or pathology slides in addition to the reports. Your referring physician should be able to give these to you. To avoid long delays do not have the reports mailed to us. Please pick them up from your physician or hospital and bring them to your visit.
  • Bring the name and address of your referring physician if you want that physician to receive copies of your medical report.

Allow two to three hours for your first visit. A complete examination takes time so you should be aware that your first visit might take several hours. We provide comprehensive care which means that we spend a portion of each visit providing you with instruction or answering your questions. We believe that each patient should be given the time needed to feel comfortable with a new diagnosis, medication, or treatment. We suggest that you use your waiting time to jot down any information or questions that you wish to discuss with your physician.


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