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In-person or telehealth (video or phone) visits with your doctor or nurse practitioner can seem too short sometimes. Planning for your visit can help. It’s important for your voice and your concerns to be heard and for your doctor or nurse to have all the information they need. Some ideas to keep in mind are below.
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 medical records and any medical tests you have had and their results. Bring a list of your current medications and your insurance card with you.
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.
Co-payments are due at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, check and credit cards.
Bring a list of questions you have for your primary care doctor, and a notebook so you can jot down information.