Your First Visit: What to Expect
Prepare for your visit to Lake City OB/GYN
Save time and breeze through the registration process by downloading, printing and filling out our patient forms before your first visit at Lake City OB/GYN. Our experienced team will make sure that your insurance coverage is accurate -- and we’ll let you know if you should expect a deductible, coinsurance or co-pay (and approximately how much) before you come in.
Forms to print, fill out and bring with you to your first appointment:
- New Patient Forms
- New Patient History Form
- Additional Information Form
- Medical Records Request Form
- Notice of Privacy Practices
First visit checklist:
You’re almost ready! Go through this list to make sure you’ve completed all the steps to make sure your first appointment a breeze.
- Prepare and send your Release of Information forms for other medical providers
- Complete the Consent to Treat form (included in New Patient Forms)
- Fill out the HIPAA form (included in New Patient Forms)
- Read and sign our Office Policy form (New Patient Forms)
- Prepare your current medication bottles to bring into the office
- Put together a list of questions and items for discussion beforehand
- Make sure you bring your insurance card for proper documentation
It may seem like a lot of preparation, but it’s not too much -- and a little work beforehand can make a big difference when it’s time for your appointment. We promise to do our prep work, too, to be completely prepared to provide you with personalized, quality care.
At Lake City OB/GYN, we want you to have the most comfortable experience possible. Prepare yourself for your first visit (and each one after that) by learning more about our office:
Phone: (386) 438-5095
Find us at: 3140 NW Medical Center Lane, Suite 180, Lake City, FL 32055
Mon: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Your first annual exam
It’s normal to have some jitters leading up to your first annual exam, and the team at Lake City OB/GYN is prepared to help you feel calm and confident throughout the entire process. If you need additional peace of mind beforehand, check out our longlist of testimonials and see what our satisfied patients have to say about Lake City OB/GYN.
Here’s what you can expect from your first annual exam.
To begin, your physician or midwife will discuss your health history to gain a complete understanding of your unique needs. This includes your periods (start date, duration and associated symptoms) as well as your pregnancy history, sexual history and lifestyle issues like smoking, diet, alcohol consumption and exercise habits.
After this initial chat, your nurse will help you settle into one of our comfortable examination rooms, and you’ll have a thorough exam from your physician or midwife. Our team makes sure to fully communicate throughout the entire process, so you know exactly what’s going on -- a small step that goes a long way in helping you stay totally relaxed.
Once your examination is complete, you have the chance to dress and discuss any questions or concerns regarding your health in private with your physician or midwife.
Your first visit with the OB/GYN
For a pregnancy confirmation visit, your visit with the physician or midwife can include any of the following:
- A urine test (to confirm pregnancy)
- One-on-one time with our registered nurse Kelly to discuss important health issues during early pregnancy
- A prescription for prenatal vitamins (and samples, too)
- Lab testing, which can be completed at our office or in a laboratory prior to your visit
- Scheduling for your next appointment
And last but not least... a surprise gift from us! We’re so excited you’ve begun your journey with Lake City OB/GYN.
Your in-office procedure visit
If you’ve got an in-office procedure coming up, it can help to know what to expect. First, your physician will make sure to gain what we call informed consent from you -- that means helping you understand the benefits, risks and other options to the procedure. Once you fully understand everything about your procedure, you’ll receive additional important information, including:
- Your financial responsibility for the procedure
- Prescriptions for medications
- Instructions for preparing for your operation (written and verbal)
- Order for lab work, as needed
- After-care instructions (written and verbal) and an appointment for a follow-up visit to Lake City OB/GYN