BENEFITS OF OUR PATIENT PORTAL
Accessing your medical records is a wonderful aspect of our Patient Portal, but it also allows you to do so much more! You can communicate with your physician, check your upcoming appointment, and view your lab work. Request the Patient portal at your next office visit.
We understand that over time, your health needs change. SMA takes pride in supporting our patients as they enter and exit each decade of life and approach the challenges that come with age and experience.
Review our services and you will find that from Sick Visits to Chronic Disease Management to Preventative Care, SMA provides all the services you and your family need to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To save time at your appointment, we have a list of our forms so that you may fill them out at your convenience and bring them to your office visit.
BECOMING A PATIENT
The providers and staff at SMA are excited to have you as a patient. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality privilege to partner with you and work together to meet your healthcare needs. We are also passionate about preventative care and want to provide both the highest quality disease management and also take the time to work with you to prevent future problems down the road.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
The typical new patient visit is a consultation in which your new provider will take the time to get to know you personally as well as your medical issues. Devoting this extra time at your initial visit allows us to gain a solid foundation of your health information that will result in us to providing you with the highest quality care. After your initial consultation, we will together determine when lab work, additional testing, and/or a physical are needed.
Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early to your scheduled appointment to get checked in and complete any necessary paperwork prior to your appointment time.
Our New Patient Registration Packet is now available for you to download and complete at your convenience prior to your appointment. The following patients should complete this packet:
BEYOND THE FIRST VISIT
SMA has three main types of visits:
You have a sinus infection, the flu, etc. and need to be seen as soon as possible.
This is a regularly scheduled appointment to monitor ongoing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, weight loss, stress management, and so on.
ANNUAL PREVENTATIVE VISIT
This is a proactive and preventative appointment to spend time with your provider to look at your overall health and wellness. During this visit, we will focus on things like your long-term weight and fitness goals, certain risk factors for conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, other things like bone health, cancer screenings and vaccines.
It is extremely important to us as your medical home to take time each year to step back from our ongoing treatment and care plans and look at your overall health.