As in any medical office, the appointment schedule is the backbone for the staff and physicians. If you cannot make a scheduled appointment, we would greatly appreciate the courtesy of a phone call as early as possible. We reserve the right to add a $50 charge to your account for missed appointments or those canceled less than 24 hours in advance. Appointments for initial evaluation are scheduled for one hour and a charge of $100 will be billed if this type of appointment is missed or cancelled too late as above.
You may find that your scheduled appointment time is delayed as we care for another patientís difficult condition. We ask that you be patient with us and be assured that you will be given the needed attention when indicated. Please feel free to call ahead of your appointment to minimize your waiting time. A deliberate attempt at efficient use of time is always appreciated; this begins with the initial request for an appointment. Please give the receptionist an estimate of the time needed for your appointment; we schedule in 20-minute increments. A list of concerns for the doctor is another good example. Minimizing non care-related discussion is also helpful during the appointment. It is also important that any paperwork is completed and returned to us prior to your appointment.