Knowing what to expect and what to take with you to your first appointment can help make things run more smoothly. Because you will be receiving a lot of information, it is a good idea to bring a family member or a friend for support. At your first appointment, you will meet your physician and cancer care team and learn about your diagnosis and treatment options.
Our plan is to send you all of the information below to complete prior to your first office visit—however, this may not happen if we get you in sooner than anticipated. Please email completed forms to email@example.com or bring them with you to your first appointment to ensure our focus can be on you, which is exactly what we like.
Here are the forms you will need to complete and the items you'll want to bring with you. If your appointment arrives before we're able to send these forms to you, you may download, print, and bring them to your first visit.
Complete the Family & Patient Health History Questionnaire
Your past history and family history are important for your care. It is extremely important that you complete this form carefully as this will assist us in your care.
1) Complete the form in its entirety
2) Save the completed document to your computer
3) Email the document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring Your Driver's License, Pharmacy, and Insurance Cards
We will need to obtain a photocopy of all of these for your file.
Bring Your Medications List
Please provide information about any medications you are taking. Include any herbs or vitamins as well. Be sure to know the doses and how often you take them. It may be helpful to bring your medications with you on your first visit.
Bring Copies of Your Advanced Directives
It is important that your physician understands your choices for health care. CLICK HERE for helpful information about making those decisions. If you have advanced directives already prepared, please be sure to provide us with a copy.