Preparing for Your Visit
We recommend printing and completing the New Patient Form and appropriate Questionnaires Form for your follow-up visit. This reduces your waiting time in our office and allows you the convenience of completing the form in the comfort of your own home. The application form for your first visit provides us with valuable information. Even if it portions of the form seem unimportant or not related to your symptom please be very thorough as it is important for an accurate diagnosis.
Please do not assume that the medical information from your primary care physician or referral will provide us a detailed history of your disease and previous treatments. It is imperative that the form is accurate to also prevent unnecessary tests and to avoid ineffective therapies. Please bring your medications, previous labs, X-rays, MRI reports and actual images with you.
The new patient questionnaires will guide us to monitor your response to therapy and adjust the medications if it is necessary.
During your first visit your picture will be taken and your information will be entered into our Electronic Medical Record system. This will prevents errors due to similar names, date of birth, etc. It also serves as a memory aid while we talk to you over the phone.
Your consultation appointment with the doctor is usually between 35 to 50 minutes and follow-up visits between 20 to 25 minutes.
The following forms can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home.
- New Patient Form
- New Patient History Form
- Patient History Update
- Wrist Evaluation Form
- Hip OA
- Knee OA
- Health Assessment Questionnaire
- RA Clinical Disease Activity Index
- Damage Index for SLE
- AS Activity Function (follow instructions and print results)
- AS Functionality Index (follow instructions and print results)
Note: The above documents are in Adobe® PDF format. They require Adobe Reader to be viewed. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free by clicking here.
Patients can be referred by their physician or self-referred according to their insurance. We have see patients in both Pleasanton and Turlock, CA in Central Valley.
To make an appointment please call your closest office with your insurance information. We recommend that you call your insurance at least 24 hours before the day of your visit to make sure there have been no changes in your coverage. It is also recommended to find out if our office is considered “in network” or “out of network” by your insurance. “Out of network” may imply that your insurance does not cover your office visit in non-urgent cases and that you are financially responsible for the out of network expenses.
We do not have in house billing. All billing questions or concerns are handled by a reputable and experienced third Party Company, MDRX enterprises.
All patients must read and sign the financial statement before being seen in our office. A copy of this statement can be downloaded by clicking here.
Please let us know if there is any change in your insurance before any visit. It is your responsibility to provide us with accurate up-to-date information.