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PRE - VISIT

In preparation for your visit with us:

* Call ahead of time if you need directions and we will be happy to assist you. Allow yourself enough time for travel as traffic can be heavy and delays are stressful.

* Review the instructions

  • All arrangements for payment (insurance, self-pay or Medicaid) must be verified and confirmed in advance with the patient educator making your appointment.
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to your appointment. This includes any candy, gum, breath freshener or water. If you brush your teeth do NOT swallow the water or toothpaste.
  • If you have anesthesia of any kind, someone MUST be in the waiting room to drive you home. Your escort must also be present when you check in.  You may NOT drive for 12 hours after the procedure.
  • Depending on your type of procedure and medical needs, expect to be here 2-8 hours.
  • We suggest that you do not bring valuables or wear jewelry.
  • If applicable-bring a case for your contact lenses or wear your glasses to the office ;bring a case for any removable dental work; remove tongue rings before the procedure.
  • Out of consideration for space in our waiting room and for our other patients, children are not allowed. Arrangements should be made for child care elsewhere and prepare the caretaker for the length of your visit.
  • No alcohol or marijuana for 24 hours before your procedure. No other recreational drugs for one week before your procedure.
  • If you have asthma:

                             * You should not be wheezing the day of your procedure.
                             * You MUST bring your inhaler or any other medication you take for     
                                 the asthma with you to the office.

  • If you have a thyroid condition, you MUST have had a check-up within the last 3 months prior to your procedure and the condition must be controlled. Your medications and condition should be noted and evaluated prior to the day of the procedure.
  • If you have a history of hypertension and are currently taking medication, you should take the medication 8 hours prior to your appointment with a sip of water.
  • If you have a history of Diabetes Mellitus and are:
    * Currently taking oral medication, you should take it 8 hours prior to your appointment with a sip of water.
    * Currently insulin dependent you must bring your insulin and glucometer with you to the office.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and in cooler weather wear warm socks. We will supply you with everything else you need.

* Know that you are in very capable hands and that your care is very important to all of us. Your
   suggestions are always welcome and we are available for inquires and concerns anytime.

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