What to Expect on Your First Visit to Perinatal Specialists
First, we’d like to welcome you to our excellent team of caring medical professionals. We know the first visit often comes with plenty of questions and nervousness. That is normal. We also want you to know that “high risk” translates to “exceptional care” inside and outside of our offices. Simply put, you will receive the finest specialized perinatal care in all of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
For a First Appointment:
We want to encourage you to review our patient resources [hyperlink] before or after your first visit. We’ve taken great care to ensure that your visit will proceed as stress free as possible. When you first check in you will be asked for the paperwork you downloaded and filled out from our website. If you have not been able to do this in advance, you will be given the paperwork to complete after your arrival. You will also be asked to provide a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license.
For Consultations Only:
If you are having a consultation or follow-up office visit with one of our perinatalogists, you will also need to complete the same paperwork. You will first meet the nurse for blood pressure, weight, fetal heart check, urine analysis and to review your health history. After this, the consultation with the perinatalogist will occur. Please bring any pertinent records related to your past history to this visit. Follow-up visits are scheduled as needed before you leave the office with our check-out staff.
If you are having a sonogram, please try to maintain a full bladder. When the technician calls you in for this study, it will take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending upon the specific indication for the sonogram. At the end of the sonogram, please feel free to tell the technician if you would like to know the baby’s sex. Pictures of your baby are usually provided at the end of the study. Specific questions related to the sonogram can be answered by either our perinatalogist (if you are having a Level 2 sonogram) or by your doctor. Follow-up visits are scheduled as needed before you leave the office with our check-out staff.