For Your First Appointment

What can I expect at my first appointment?
You will meet with your nephrologist (a physician who specializes in kidneys) to discuss your medical history and current medical conditions. Further tests may be ordered to provide additional information for your diagnosis and treatment.

What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
It is important for you to bring the following items to your first appointment:

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID
  • Medications or medication list, including: dosage, frequency and milligrams
  • New patient paperwork
  • Any medical records you may have (we will copy them and return the originals to you)
  • A personal calendar – to help schedule follow-up appointments

In addition, write down any questions you may think of before your first visit.