Your First Visit
Getting started with Gainesville Ob/Gyn
After calling our office to arrange an appointment, save time by printing and filling out our patient forms (see below) and bringing with you to your visit. We will ensure, before your visit, that your insurance coverage is accurate, and be able to inform you of any deductible, co-insurance, and co-pay estimated amount that may be incurred PRIOR to your visit
New Patient Forms **Please print and bring with you to your visit
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Bring patient forms with you
- Office policy form to be signed
- Consent to treat
- HIPAA sheet
- So that we may be as prepared as possible for your visit, please fill out one “Release of Information” form for each of your prior or other physicians or hospitals and fax it to us at (352)-384-3611. We are able to obtain your records free of charge to you.
- Bring your medication bottles with you to your appointment.
- We recommend you prepare a list of the questions or issues you would like to discuss with your physician or midwife and bring it to your visit.
Gainesville OB/GYN would like you to have the most comfortable experience possible. Learn more about our office and how you can prepare yourself for each visit.
6400 West Newberry Rd.
Medical Arts Building, Suite 207
Gainesville, FL 32605
Phone (352) 371-2011
Fax (352) 384-3611
Mon: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
First Visit Checklist
Before your first visit, make sure you have:
- Prepared and/or sent in “Release of Information” forms for all relevant other providers
- Filled out the “Consent to Treat” form
- Filled out the “HIPAA” form
- Read and signed the “Office Policy” form
- Gathered your medication bottles
- Made your list of issues and questions
- Remembered to bring your insurance card
Congratulations! That’s a lot of work. We promise we will do our work prior to your visit as well, to make the most of your valuable time with us, and to be as prepared as possible to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Your First Annual Exam
Many women experience some anxiety about their first annual exam. If you have some concerns, make sure to read the testimonials under the “About Us” tab.
During your visit, the physician or midwife will first meet with you to talk about your history including:
· Your periods – when did they start, their duration, and any symptoms you have before or during
- Your pregnancy history
- Your sexual history
- Lifestyle issues that affect your health like smoking, your diet, and your exercise habits
Once you are ready, the nurse will help to make you comfortable in an exam room and show you how to put on a patient gown. The physician or midwife will explain what will be done prior to any procedure and will make every effort to ensure that you remain as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
After your exam, you may dress in private and the physician or midwife may meet with you again to ensure all your needs have been met and your questions have been answered.
Your First Ob Visit
Pregnancy Confirmation Visit – The first visit with your physician or midwife will include:
- Confirmation by urine testing that you are pregnant
- An ultrasound by your physician or midwife to see how far along you are
- Time with Kelly, our registered nurse, to talk with you about important health issues during this early pregnancy period and to give you written information
- Samples of, and a prescription for, prenatal vitamins
- Laboratory testing orders which can be either:
- Done at our office for a nominal convenience fee or
- Completed at the laboratory prior to your Ob visit
- An appointment for your first Ob visit with your physician or midwife of choice and
- A gift from us (it’s a surprise!)
Your In-office procedure Visit
Your physician will have ensured that you are confident that the planned procedure is right for you, and that you understand all the benefits, other options for treatment, and risks of the procedure. This is called “informed consent.” Prior to this visit, you will also be given:
- Information on any financial responsibility on your part for the procedure
- A prescription for relevant medications
- Pre-operative instructions in writing and verbally
- An order for any necessary laboratory studies
- Post-operative instructions
You will be given an appointment for a post-operative visit after your procedure