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Patient Information - Philip Bull md, Consultant Surgeon

To make your admission process as smooth and stress-free as possible please review the patient information guide.

                                       Before You Arrive

 

Prepare your visit What to bring to your Appointment: Forgot to tell the doctor something important? Having trouble remembering the doctor’s instructions? Use the form(s) below to prepare for your office visits. Bring to the Appointment: √ Insurance Card √ Referral Forms (if applicable) √ Previous Health Records √ Pertinent medical records (x-rays, blood work, growth curves, etc.) Show your doctor that you’re all business by arriving on time for your appointment. This shows that you respect his time and that he should also value yours. Also, be kind to the good doc and follow mom’s advice by showering and putting on clean underwear beforehand. Remember that you are responsible for obtaining your Referral. Do not rely on your general practitioner’s office to fax or mail us the information. These are crucial pieces of data needed for the first visit. General Information The range of tests includes all outpatient endoscopy, and invasive procedures such as endoscopic polypectomy and mucosectomy, endoscopic insertion of esophageal stent and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG). Patient info You should obtain a written consent prior to each endoscopic evaluation. An information discussion should take place in the clinic at least 24 hours prior to the test. Some important points should the be considered: Information about premedication – in the case you should need anesthesia it is forbidden to drive or manually operate machines for 24h. Awareness of coagulation-active substances (Marcoumar, Sintrom, Thrombo ASS, Aspirin) Signature of physician and patient Prior exam results You must bring to the clinic all test results in your possession, including: √ KBB, PTZ, PTT √ your blood type √ HIV √ Hepatitis If you are to undergo a polypectomy, you must bring your test results on lower limit of platelet count. Preparation for different tests: Duodenoscopy (Oesophagus) Fasting for 8 hours or on the eve (approximately 20:00 clock) Proctoscopy Examination day: Clysmol (suppository) in the morning. Breakfast is allowed. Recto-sigmoidoscopy Day before: only liquid foods (tea, soup), take X-Prep by 16 clock.é Drink at least 3l. Examination day: Clysmol in the morning. Breakfast is allowed. Drink lots of fluids. Colonoscopy Preparation for colonoscopy During the visit First Time Visit ( Every Visit ) Medical History Questionnaire: As a new patient, you have a lot of background to share with a new physician. In order to make sure you understand your condition and treatment, ask your doctor these questions and write down the answers to review when you are home. Print this form to take with you on your first (next) appointment. Click here to fill out the medical history form The visit Talk to the doc Show your doctor that you’re all business by arriving on time for your appointment. This shows that you respect his time and that he should also value yours. Also, be kind to the good doc and follow mom’s advice by showering and putting on clean underwear beforehand. Ask questions Don’t be shy or embarrassed to discuss anything with your doctor or to ask any questions. His job is to make sure you’re healthy, without passing judgment on you or your lifestyle. Don’t feel rushed. Ask all the questions you want to ask and get the answers you need. Describe your symptoms in detail Provide details and don’t hold anything back. You want the best diagnosis; so give the most accurate description of your symptoms. Don’t hide anything about your habits Be honest about your use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Even if you’re only an occasional smoker, tell your doctor. Detail your sexual history This is vital for your doctor in order to assess your risk for STDs and AIDS, as well as your overall health. Mention any natural products you are taking Whether they are supplements or over-the-counter drugs, natural products can interact with certain medications. Ask for specific feedback Ask for detailed and personalized information and advice, not just general feedback like “you’re tired and need to get some rest. Ask for referrals Anticipate future visits to specialists and ask your doctor for referrals. The physical exam Your physical exam should be relatively painless, but since it should involve a comprehensive blood test, prepare yourself mentally if you’re squeamish about needles. You may also need shots to update your immunizations. After the visit Follow up Feel free to call your doctor after your visit if any other health issues come up, but don’t overdo it. Most doctors will expect you to come in to see them to discuss any new problems. Request pre-scheduled appointments for regular tests you need to undergo, such as for HIV or Hepatitis if you are in a high-risk group. Continue taking any medication prescribed by your doctor and keep your prescriptions updated. Note that the doctor can’t renew a prescription over the phone. Remember that there are few things in life more important than your health. So now that you know how to maximize your doctor visit, go ahead and make that appointment. Online Appointment Request (Mednanny) Medical History From (Online zum ausdrucken) Feedback (angeschlossen an email Adresse feedback@sievering.com) The Sievering Surgical Clinic in Vienna strives to improve its services to its patients by continually examining our Internet services and clinical practices. If you would like to provide feedback you can use this form to submit your feedback. Please choose the subject from the dropdown list below that best categorizes your comments. Please note that we may be unable to respond to all feedback received via this website. However, we will use your suggestions to improve our website. Contact Dr Bull's Clinic, Vienna Sieveringer Street 9, A-1190 Vienna Phone                            + 43 1 328 8777