We understand visiting a cardiologist for the first time may seem intimidating and even a little overwhelming, but detecting a problem and taking early steps to treat it greatly increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. We suggest that you make a few simple preparations beforehand so you can take full advantage of your visit.
What to Bring
Some information is key for any cardiology appointment, and you should be prepared to take notes. You may want to bring a folder with you that includes any outside records you may be requested to bring. Also, this will provide a mechanism to store any information provided to you by the doctor at your visit and any notes you may take. Information to have on hand includes:
- Completed New Patient Packet.
- Your insurance cards and photo I.D. We’ll make a copy of your primary and, if applicable, your secondary insurance card(s) and a photo I.D. for our records.
- Your co-payment or co-insurance. We will collect this prior to your visit, if applicable.
- A list of your medicines, or the medications themselves. If it is convenient for you to bring all medications in a sealable bag, please do so. Be sure to include any vitamins and supplements.
- Your questions. If you have an idea why you’re seeing a cardiologist, do some research to learn about it. Write down specific questions or concerns that you would like your doctor to address at this first visit.
- Family members or friends are always welcome.