Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation with Dr. Dobbs taking time to understand your medical history and current needs. Dr. Dobbs will spend time explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Many of our patients have complex medical histories or treatment plans may require an initial evaluation and further work up prior to any surgical procedures. In most cases a second appointment to provide treatment on another day is needed. This also allows for us to maximize the use of your medical and dental insurances by obtaining the necessary pre-authorizations.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A full list of medications and supplements you are presently taking.
- A full list of medical conditions for which you are being treated.
- Please bring copies of your medical and dental insurance cards as well as a photo identification.
- Please bring all forms sent to you prior to your visit
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation and procedure visits.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time prior to your visit, please pick them up and bring them to our office. For CT scans or MRI’s please bring a disc or drive with the full scan on it for our review. If additional films are necessary they may be taken at our facility or a prescription for a scan will be given to you to obtain at a local imaging facility.