In order to make the most of Your First Visit with the doctor —
- Please fill out your patient intake forms, complete them, and bring them with you to your visit. These can also be downloaded from the FORMS section of this website. You will need:
- The Patient Information and the Patient Profile forms. They are comprehensive, so please expect to take some time filling them out fully. This will ensure that we will be able to provide you with the best possible care.
- Read the Notice of Privacy Practices, then download and sign the Acknowledgement of Privacy Practices.
- The Notice and Acknowledgement of Financial Policy form.
- The Consent for Treatment form.
- If you haven’t gotten access to our online Patient Portal yet, please call us at 206-550-7539 and we can help you set that up.
In order to deliver the best care, we recommend you bring copies of the following to your first appointment:
- Recent lab work and imaging studies (blood tests, saliva tests, etc.) and relevant medical notes (HIPAA requirements mandate that copies of tests and notes from other physicians can only be released with your written request)
- A list of all prescription medications you are taking or have recently taken, including strength, how much you are taking, and how often.
- A list of all nutritional supplements you are currently taking, including brand, name of the supplement, how many you are taking, and how often.
- A list of symptoms, concerns, and questions.
General Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Patients and providers have rights and responsibilities to one another to ensure that the best health care services are provided.
- Patients and providers have the right and responsibility to treat one another respectfully.
- Patients have the right to confidentiality when receiving care from providers.
- Patients have the responsibility to supply accurate and complete medical history information to the provider.
- Patients have the right to know that a record will be kept of the health care services provided to them. They may ask to view, obtain a copy, or amend or correct that record. Providers will not disclose a patient’s record to others unless directed to do so, in writing, by the patient, or unless the law authorizes or compels them to do so. (RCW 70.02.120)
- Providers have the responsibility to inform patients about their health condition and include the patient in decisions affecting their care.
- Patients have the right to bring questions, concerns, complaints or compliments about any aspect of one’s care or service to the individual provider, their health plan, or provider network.