All new patients at our practice serving the Greater Kansas City area and neighboring communities, are required to fill out medical history forms, demographic forms, and privacy notices prior to their first appointment. By filling out your forms prior to your appointment, you can ensure the most efficient and productive visit possible.
We also encourage you to bring a family member or loved one with you to your appointment. Since our retina specialists will share a lot of information about your condition and treatment options with you, many patients find it helpful to bring a friend or loved one who can help them absorb the broad amount of information. If we are dilating your eyes as part of your examination, you will also need a trusted person to drive you home from your appointment.
Please download the Medical History and Demographic Patient Forms above to have completed before you arrive at the office for your appointment.
All new patients must fill these out and we urge all patients to update their information with these forms yearly or when you have any changes to them. We appreciate you keeping your contact information current with our practice.
What To Expect On Your Visit
We know your time is very important to you. That's why we try to complete your evaluation during your visit. This will include the examination and any needed tests and/or procedures. You will see a nurse or ophthalmic technician, the doctor and other staff, if necessary.
This process takes time, two to three hours, perhaps even longer if the doctor believes that immediate treatment is needed. So we ask for your patience.
We feel it is beneficial having a family member or friend accompany you on your first visit. This level of care involves giving you a lot of information on your condition and its treatment. Having someone with you can help you absorb this information.
We dilate your eyes, so we strongly advise you not to drive.
About Your Referral
Your retina evaluation and treatment will be integrated with the care provided by your referring doctor, who remains an important participant in your eye care. We will keep your doctor fully informed of the care you receive.