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We welcome new obstetric and gynecologic patients. For your first visit, we request that you arrive a few minutes early to fill out our registration and medical history forms. Alternatively, to save time, you may wish to download and print them, fill them out at home, and bring them with you. In addition, please make sure you bring your insurance card or information with you, along with a form of payment if you have a copay. 
 
If you are new to our practice and have problems you would like reviewed, please request that the pertinent portions of your medical records be forwarded to us. We can then review them ahead of time, and spend your appointment discussing your current needs. Most physicians require written authorization to release your medicalrecords, so please allow adequate time to have them copied. You may want to keep a copy for yourself as well. Please review our Privacy Practices. 
 
We see patients Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special accommodations can sometimes be made for early morning and late appointments. We appreciate your understanding if we happen to be running late or have to change your appointment due to an emergency. Feel free to call ahead to check on any delays. In addition, we appreciate your timely arrival, so that other patients will not be unnecessarily delayed. If you need to cancel or will be late, please call our office as soon as possible.
Pregnancy FAQs
This is a brief list of advice and tips to keep in mind throughout your pregnancy: 
 
1. Prenatal Vitamins:  
Begin taking one daily as soon as prescribed. If first trimester nausea prevents you from taking prenatal vitamins comfortably, take plain folic acid instead. Do not take any extra vitamins (especially vitamin A) unless advised by us. 
 
2. Calcium: 1200mg  
At 16 weeks, calcium begins going to fetal bones. If you are not drinking/eating 3 to 4 8oz servings of low fat milk/yogurt daily, begin a calcium supplement. You may take Os-Cal 500 mg twice a day or 3 to 4 Extra Strength Tums daily. You may also drink calcium fortified orange juice or Viactiv chews. 
 
3. Iron Supplements:  
At some time in the second half of your pregnancy we may advise you to take extra iron (Feosol capsules, SLO-Fe or 325 mg Ferrous sulfate, once or twice daily). 
 
Do not take iron within 2 hours of calcium or dairy products. 
DO take iron with orange juice, this will aid in the absorption of iron. 

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Insurance
We accept most insurance plans. If you have a question about your particular insurance, please call our office. We will also see patients on a cash-paying basis. Please bring all relevant insurance information with you to your appointment. All copayments are due at the time of service. We accept checks, and VISA and MasterCard for your convenience. 
 
We regret that we do not accept MediCal. 
 
Our office bills monthly and all invoices are expected to be paid within 10 days. Paying your bill at the time of service eliminates the cost of billing and helps us maintain lower fees. If you have questions about your bill, or if you have financial difficulty that requires an adjustment in your payment schedule, please let us know.