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Patient Information

Visiting a new doctor can be a little scary or stressful, but it doesn't have to be! If you prepare ahead of time, you can make sure your first visit is as easy and stress-free as possible.

How to Prepare for Your Visit

  • Arrive early: It is best to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment to fill out necessary paper work, especially for a new patient. For your convenience, most practices have their forms already online, so a patient can complete them beforehand and save time.
  • What to wear: It is important to dress accordingly to the body part you’re having trouble with, so it can be easily examined or X-rayed.
  • X-Rays: X-rays are usually arranged as part of your scheduled appointment preparation, but please bring any X-rays of the relevant body part that may have been ordered by other doctors.
  • Workers’ Compensation: If you are a workers’ compensation patient, it is required by law to have an independent medical examination (IME). You will receive a letter requesting your presence at your independent medical examination. The IME gives your employer or its insurance company an opportunity to have you examined by a doctor of their choice. Bring your IME letter and any additional workers’ comp info with you to the visit.
  • Cancelling Appointments: Please cancel at least one day ahead so your appointment time may be allocated to another patient seeking treatment.

What to bring:

If you're seeing a doctor for the first time, or you haven’t been seen in a while, you will want to bring some additional information:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Co-pay: Be prepared to pay your co-pay if your insurance requires it.
  • Copies of all your medical records, scans, etc.
  • If you have seen a physical therapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist.
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report
  • A list of all medications you are currently taking and their doses
  • A list of any known drug allergies/symptoms you may have
  • Any medical information or reasons for admission to hospital
  • Your claim number if it is a workers’ compensation injury

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If you have any questions on how to prepare for your appointment, call Walnut Creek Family Practice, at (770) 898-7840 to request an appointment. We look forward to serving you.

Walnut Creek Family Practice

Walk-Ins Welcome!

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 2nd & 4th Saturday 

9:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday: Closed