Your scheduled phone interview will occur about a week or two before your actual visit. During the interview, one of our registered nurses will ask you about your:
- Medical history
- Social history (tobacco use, alcohol use, exercise programs, etc.)
- Family history
- Reason for needing to see a cardiologist
- List of medications
- Any recent tests, lab work or surgeries
The reason we do a phone interview for all new patients is that we’ve found it helps us provide you with better care. We know about your health before you even get here, and it allows you to have more quality time with our health care team during your first visit. In most offices the first half of a new patient appointment is going over this information.