Appointments & New Patient Information

New Patient Registration Forms
If you are a new patient, or there are changes in your insurance since your last visit, please print our Patient Information Forms in our Helpful Forms section. Just complete and sign the forms and fax to (803) 254-7004.  If unable to fax, just bring the completed form with you on your next appointment.

On Your First Visit With Us
Please register at the reception desk when you arrive for your first appointment.  Please try and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time so you can register and fill out required patient information forms. We will need information about your insurance coverage so please remember to bring your applicable insurance cards and either a driver’s license or state ID.

Appointments
We see patients based on appointments, so call in advance to schedule.  If you find that you are unable to keep an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

We do our best to stay on schedule, however, in the event we are dealing with emergencies and other problems as they may arise, we ask that you remain patient if such delays occur.

Children
For the safety of our high-risk obstetrical patients and post-surgery patients, we must limit their exposure to the viruses and illnesses frequently carried by children. For this reason, we ask that you refrain from bringing children to our office. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this request. If it is necessary to bring your children, please make arrangements to have an adult supervise them in the waiting room while you have your exam or procedure.

FAQ’s

Q. When should I schedule my well woman exam?
A. Most insurance companies will pay for a well woman exam once per year, so make sure you schedule your visit on or after the date of your last exam. Please verify that your insurance does cover a well woman exam and other benefits before making an appointment.

Q. What if I am running late for my appointment?
A. Please call the main number (803.254.7004) and inform the appointment desk! Usually if you are more than 15 minutes late we will need to reschedule your appointment unless the physician is able to work you in.

Q. Will you remind me of my appointment?
A. As a courtesy to you we use an automated phone calling system to remind you of your appointment one or two days before. If we get your voice mail or another member of the household, we will leave a message only that we are confirming an appointment and the time. We will not leave detailed appointment information to anyone other than the patient.

Q. Should I bring my records from my previous doctor’s office?
A. If you are transferring to our practice while pregnant, or you are transferring with a chronic medical condition, please bring your records with you on your first visit.