Wise HealthCare Month – Preparing For A Primary Care Visit
An annual primary care visit can help keep you healthy and stay informed about your well-being. At LeBauer HealthCare, we strive to bring you the best care, with short wait times, friendly staff, and knowledgeable care. Our aim is be a partner with you in taking control of your health, giving you the support, care, and expertise you need for a happy, healthy life.
What Should You Expect From Us?
At LeBauer, we strive to make each patient’s experience as pleasant as possible, with comfortable waiting rooms, quick wait times and a friendly, welcoming staff. When you walk into any of our primary care locations, expect a friendly greeting from our office members. We know you’re busy, so we do our best to not make you wait an excessively long time for your appointments. Our highly trained nurses and physicians want to partner with you in your health efforts and will take the time to answer questions and listen to any concerns you may have.
During a general health exam, your primary care physician will conduct a variety of tests to determine your physical health status, or how you are currently feeling. Appointments can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Your physician will then perform a basic health exam, checking your vital signs, temperature, reflexes and skin for any concerns. Prepare for your physician to discuss your family’s past medical history and your current healthy lifestyle choices. This will help them determine whether you are genetically at risk for any diseases or medical conditions. If you need to have blood work done to measure cholesterol or blood glucose levels, make sure to fast for 6 to 8 hours beforehand and only drink water.
What Should You Bring?
After scheduling an appointment with us, please contact our medical records office by calling 336-547-1846. They will send you a Release of Information form for you to sign and will also collect any copies of past medical records that you can provide. Examples of past medical records would include things like lab results, test results or letters from physicians. Make sure to also complete a Patient Registration Form before coming in to minimize your wait time.
You should plan on bringing your insurance card and two different lists with you to your primary care appointment. First, list out any current medicines you are taking or have taken, including the dosage of each. This list would include vitamins, herbal therapies and all over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Second, bring a list of your past medical history; detailing any past medical procedures, surgeries and vaccinations.
Call Us Today!
Are you due for a check-up? Schedule an appointment with our Primary Care providers today and experience how we at LeBauer HealthCare are are dedicated to serving your unique health needs. Contact a LeBauer Primary Care office near you today to schedule an appointment, or give them a call at 336-547-1792. We can’t wait to see you!