Your First Visit - What to Expect

Please call (559) 431-6197 to schedule an appointment. Your first visit with us is usually the longest, with an average time of about two hours in the office. Please plan to arrive thirty minutes early for your first visit to complete necessary registration forms. We also ask that you bring your prior medical records, medications, blood glucose meter, insurance card, photo identification card (such as your driver's license), and physician referral if available.In an effort to assist you in expediting the this information gathering process, we have provided the required forms for download at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to print these we will gladly email or mail them to you at your request.

Your first visit will include an interview, examination, and tests. We do not often provide a firm opinion about a patient's condition on their first visit. In our area of medicine, it is usually necessary to conduct laboratory or other tests before a diagnosis or treatment recommendation can be given, which may take several visits. The results of your tests may be complicated, which is why we will review them with you during your next appointment instead of over the phone.

You are welcome to have family or friends accompany you to your appointment. However, we will not discuss anything about your condition with your family member or friend unless you are present and unless you provide us with specific written authorization to do so.

Sierra Endocrine Associates strives to adhere to our patients' schedules. We generally are able to begin working with you within thirty minutes of your appointment time. The longest wait you might experience is less than one hour. We value the time of our patients, as we know they value ours.

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