Tips for a Successful Visit

  • When making an appointment, telephone us as far in advance as possible. Specify the nature of your medical concern so we can schedule an appropriate amount of time for your visit.
  • Please arrive for your appointment promptly. For physicals or other visits requiring lab procedures or X-rays, your physician may ask you to arrive early. This allows time for procedures or X-rays to be done before you see your physician.
  • Please advise the receptionist of any changes in your address, telephone number, marital status, insurance coverage, etc., that may have occurred since your last visit.
  • If your physician asks to see you at a later date for a follow-up examination, lab work or a conference, please make arrangements for the visit with the receptionist before you leave.
  • On occasion it may be necessary to discuss your concern by phone with a physician or your physician's nurse. Phone calls of this nature often involve retrieving charts, recording concerns, reviewing by physicians, creating a medical plan and calling the patient back. Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont charges for this type of telemedicine service.