New Patients Visits:
How do I make an appointment?
For new patients making an initial consultation, you can either ask your doctor's office to send a referral request to us or you can call to schedule your own appointment. Certain insurance plans require you to obtain a referral from your primary care doctor. If you are calling to make an initial evaluation appointment yourself, we may need to obtain sufficient records from your doctor(s) before we can schedule an expedited appointment; this is to help facilitate appropriate prioritization of appointments based on individual needs.
What to bring for my first visit?
Medication bottles or medication list. Insurance information. Any available medical records. Family members with questions or someone to assist in translation, if necessary.
What tests will the doctor order?
An urine sample will be requested on your initial visit. After your first visit, your doctor will determine the need for additional blood tests, ultrasound or other x-ray's testing depending on your medical conditions.
Will parking be available?
At the Long Beach Kilroy office park location, parking is widely available and free of charge. At the Los Alamitos office, parking is available in the parking lot at the back of the building and free of charge. At the central Long Beach (Saint Mary Medical Center) location, parking is available in the parking structure on Atlantic avenue and free with validation.
Is the office wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all of our offices are wheelchair accessible.
Follow Up Visits:
What to bring for my follow up visits?
Medication bottles or list. Insurance information.
When should I have my blood tests done?
We advise that you go for your laboratory testing at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointments, and preferably one week before, to allow for adequate processing time of results. We will contact you 3 days in advance of your appointments as a courtesy reminder.
Where should I go for my blood tests?
Whatever laboratory facility that is most convenient for you. However, you may need to check with your insurance if there are specific facilities which are covered and facilities which are not. If you do not have a facility that you are familiar with we can assist you in locating a facility.
How can I request refills of my medications?
We prefer that you ask your pharmacy to contact us for refill requests. If you choose to contact our office directly, the more effective method will be via patient portal. You can also call the office directly and leave a message for the medication you need refilled. Every attempt will be made to respond within 48 hours or less.
How can I request an appointment?
For patients who have already seen us in the past, you can contact our office directly during office hours or leave a message with the answering service during non-office hours.