A visit to any health-care professional can be a stressful experience. It's best to make sure you're prepared before the appointment so you get the most out of it.
What to Bring
- Check your appointment time and date
- Always bring a valid health card
- Bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. It is much more comfortable to be examined in shorts and a t-shirt than a hospital gown.
What to Do Before You Arrive
- Download, Print, and Complete our New Patient Pre-Appointment Form. Remember to bring it with you to your visit!
Please complete one of our on-line symptom assessors and print the results. You can access the symptom assessors from the links below or download a rheumatology pre-appointment form.
- Complete the On-line Symptom Assessor for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Complete the On-line Symptom Assessor for Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Complete the On-line Symptom Assessor for Psoriatic Arthritis
- Download, Print, and Complete our Follow-up visit Rheumatology Pre-Appointment Form. Remember to bring it with you to your visit!
What to Expect at Your Visit
- When you arrive please proceed to the reception desk where you will register and present a current health card.
- If you have not completed an on-line symptom assessor, you will be asked to complete a form prior to your appointment. You can download this form above and complete prior to your visit.
- You will wait in our spacious waiting room where we have free wifi access along with a TV.
- You will then be called into an examination room where you will be asked to change into your shorts and t-shirt.
- Our clinic staff strives to stay on time. However, unforeseen patient emergencies can interrupt our day and cause delays because we try to accommodate patients who are having a hard time controlling their disease. We would kindly ask for your understanding.
- Parking is free, you'll never have to worry about being ticketed or towed.
- During your visit our health-care professionals will take a detailed history of your symptoms followed by a physical examination. At the end of the visit the findings will be summarized and a treatment plan will be generated.
What to Expect After Your Visit
- Your health-care professional may ask you to obtain blood-tests, x-rays or other tests. These are important in your diagnostic and treatment plan.
- A follow-up visit may be arranged.