At Texas Urology, we will do all we can to make your first visit a smooth and comfortable experience for you and your family. You will be warmly welcomed into our extended family and treated with compassion by a team of caring oncology professionals.
Guidance for Patients - Healthcare Exchange Plans
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When scheduling your first appointment, please have available your insurance information, including: name of your insurance company, plan number, policy number and claims-related contact information. Upon receipt of this information, we will verify your insurance coverage and benefits prior to your visit. We will also inform you of any out-of-pocket expenses that may be due upon your visit.
What You Should Bring To Your First Appointment
In order to provide you with the most appropriate and effective cancer care, it is important that we understand your medical history and the nature of the previous care you have received. Please arrive 20 minutes before your first scheduled appointment and bring the following items to your first appointment:
Please arrange to have your previous test results and reports provided to us. Some doctors and clinics can directly send them to us on your behalf. Others will give these records to you so that you can bring them on your first visit. Examples of medical records include:
Your actual diagnostic films and related reports including x-ray, CT, or other tests ordered by your physician(s). These films and reports can be obtained from the radiology department at the facility where your tests were taken.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, a pathologist has probably made a diagnosis by reviewing a biopsy or tumor specimen under a microscope. Please make sure that we receive the relevant written reports. You can obtain these reports from the pathology department at the medical facility where your biopsy was performed.
Referring Physician Information
If your primary physician has referred you to us for evaluation of lab or X-ray results, please ask your doctor for a copy of your test results, and be sure bring any X-ray films to your appointment.
If you’re on an HMO/POS plan, please make sure you bring the referral from your primary care physician.
Insurance and I.D. Cards: Please bring your insurance card and driver's license or picture I.D. If your insurance company requires that you have a referral for your first visit, please make sure that your referring doctor has done so.
Questions and Concerns
On your first visit, you may find it helpful to bring a written list of questions to review with your physician. We will allow whatever time is necessary to answer all of your questions and for consultation about your condition and treatment plan.
Please bring all completed forms as listed under Forms.
Please bring a complete, up-to-date list of all medications you take or bring the bottles and packages with you.