Prepare for your Rheumatology Visit

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient, or bring proof of legal guardianship.
  • Please bring proof of insurance. Also check with your insurance provider to see if prior authorization is needed.  If you are responsible for an Office Visit co-pay, these can be paid at the time of the visit. We accept checks, credit cards and debit cards.
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.  If you are more than 20 minutes late you may be asked to reschedule.
  • Because we are a teaching institution, you may be seen by a medical trainee in addition to your practitioner, which could lengthen your overall visit.
  • Please bring the following items with you to the appointment:
    • Medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. Bring a list of refrigerated medications (with dosage).
    • Have the patient wear shorts underneath their clothing (for examination purposes).