How to Prepare for Your First Appointment
Keep this information in mind when you make an
When you schedule an office visit, you may need to answer a few
questions over the telephone about your health and personal history,
such as your age and any medications you may be taking.
Before your first appointment, please forward your imaging studies
(X-rays, CT and/or MRI scans) so our specialists can review your
information in our brain tumor conference. It is also helpful if you
can forward your medical records and any other medical tests you have
had and their results.
Bring a list of your current medications and your insurance card with
you to your first appointment.
Check with your insurance company to see if your policy includes care
and treatment at BIDMC. We can help if you have questions about the
coverage information you receive. We can also work with your insurance
company if the company has questions or requires additional information
to determine your benefits.
Remember to bring a list of any questions you have for your caregivers,
and a notebook so you can jot down information.
If you are having a medical procedure, you must have someone accompany
you home after your treatment.
We always encourage you to invite a family member or trusted friend to your
appointment to help you as you gather information about your health and