This is an office visit with a specialist you were referred to for problems that require a comprehensive exam, counseling and/or treatment.
This is an office visit with a specialist you were referred to for problems that require a comprehensive exam, counseling and/or treatment with a longer visit.
When being seen for severe problems that may be life threatening, such as chest pain or a chronic condition with new symptoms that affect multiple areas of the body, the healthcare provider is typically a doctor.
If a discussion about your healthcare or counseling is the main reason for the visit, then it typically lasts 60-80 minutes.
The level of office visit billed by a healthcare provider is determined by many factors besides the time the healthcare provider spends with you. Factors that are considered include your medical history, the physical exam and the complexity of your condition.
If you contact your healthcare provider for an appointment, be prepared to discuss your symptoms, how long you've had them and if you have had them before.
Before your appointment, make a list of your medical history, including past illnesses, surgeries and hospitalizations; your medications (including over-the-counter); and any questions or concerns you want to discuss.
During your appointment, ask about your overall health, what symptoms you might have, when you may start to see improvement; what the follow-up plans are, if any; and what symptoms you should report before your next appointment.
After your appointment, you should know your treatment plan, what tests you might need, the reason for those tests and if the test results will change your treatment plan.You should also understand your treatment plan, any possible alternatives and what medications are recommended (including possible side effects). If surgery is recommended, consider a second opinion.
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