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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are your clinic hours of operation?

    Monday – Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
    Friday 7:30am-12:00pm

  • If I am a new patient how early should I arrive before my appointment time?
    30 minutes is adequate in order to complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Why am I responsible for a co-payment amount for my office visit?
    Co-pay amounts are set by your insurance company.
  • What forms of payment are accepted?
    Checks,cash and all credit cards are accepted.
  • Should I bring my medications to my appointment?
    Yes, please bring your medications or a list of them. the physicians will need to know about any medication you are taking at the time of your visit.
  • Should I fast for my bloodwork?
    This depends on what labs are ordered by your physician. You should receive specifice instructions at the time of scheduling.
  • Should I take my prescribed medication prior to my lab appointment?
    Yes, but do not take your diabetic medication if you are fasting until after the blood is drawn and you are able to eat.
  • Should I have any recent testing/labs done by other physicians sent to your office prior to my appointment?
    Yes as this will ensure that testing is not duplicated.
  • What should I wear for my stress test?
    Comfortable clothing and shoes that you can walk/run in.
  • Why does a Nuclear Stress Test take 4 hours to complete?
    Because the radionuclide injections you receive must circulate in your body for one hour prior to imaging. There are two separate injections that are given for this test.
  • What are the side effects of Lexiscan Nuclear Stress Test (for patients who do not walk on treadmill)?
    A small percentage of people may experience chest discomfort, a feeling of breathlessness, nausea or headache. These side effects usually go away quickly once the infusion is complete.
  • How will I know what time to arrive at the hospital for my elective procedure?
    Someone from the hospital will contact you the day before the procedure to tell you what time to arrive.