Bring a trusted friend or family member with you to help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment options. Plan for your first consultation to last an hour or more. Your physician may require other tests that will allow him or her to accurately stage and diagnose your cancer and create a more precise treatment plan. Because these tests may take several hours, we suggest that you bring snacks and reading material. During this appointment, you will also have an opportunity to meet with a financial counselor, nurse, and other members of the medical team who can inform you about our services at Cancer Center at Renaissance.
During your first visit you will be completing several forms, including a new patient intake and assessment form and a form requesting a list of all medications you're currently taking. Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time to complete the forms. If you need help completing the forms, let us know and we'll assist you.
If recommended by your physician, a financial counselor will review your insurance information and explain which services will be covered. The financial counselor will then file claims for office visits and in-office procedures on your behalf. You'll receive monthly statements to help you keep track of services and treatments you receive at Cancer Center at Renaissance. If you don't have insurance, the financial counselor will discuss payment plan options and available assistance programs.
Bring any current prescription medications as well as an up-to-date list of all medications you're taking now, include over-the-counter ones and vitamins.
Please provide our office with all of your previous test results and any reports completed by your referring physician. If you referred yourself to our clinic, we can assist you with retrieving your previous medical records. If available, please bring to your first appointment all previous test results, such as X-rays, CT scans, lab results, pathology reports, etc.
Patients who bring a list of questions with them report feeling more at ease and in control of their care plan. Remember, your medical team at Cancer Center at Renaissance is here to serve you and we will do our best to answer your questions and address all of your concerns.
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