Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete any necessary paperwork. You may print out and complete our consent forms in advance.
What to Bring
Please remember to bring all insurance cards, information, and any necessary referrals required by your insurance company before your treatment. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to determine if you need a referral from your primary care physician.
Many medical services are covered by insurance, whereas cosmetic services are elective and not covered by insurance. For your medical co-pay or your cosmetic appointment, we accept cash, check, or a credit card.
During the first visit, our providers and staff will be learning about you and your concerns. To help them gather as much information as possible please ask your referring doctor’s office to have your relevant medical records forwarded to our office in time for your visit.
These records include:
- Surgical reports
- Pathology reports
- Laboratory test results
- Referring doctor’s notes
- Please also bring a list of medications that you are currently taking (including over-the-counter remedies, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
Tips for a Successful Visit
It often is helpful to bring a family member or friend along with you as another “pair of ears” to listen to the information shared and responses to your questions by our doctors and nurses. Many patients also bring along a notebook to jot down notes that will help them recall important points in the conversation or special instructions once they have left the office.
Patients also may bring other items for their own comfort, such as a water bottle, snacks (to break a fast after a test), and reading material. For your convenience, we have Wi-Fi in our waiting room.
Please make sure you check with your doctor’s office when you set the appointment in case they have special needs that need to be addressed before your first visit to our office, such as an X-ray or blood test.
If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian with you for your appointment. If an adult over age 21 other than a parent is accompanying you, we must have written permission from your parent that this person can make medical decisions and treatment consent on your behalf.
AUDREY ECHT, MD, PA Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is pleased to offer CareCredit®, which is a personal line of credit for health-care treatments and procedures for your entire family. It works like a credit card, but it has two advantages. It only can be used for health-care services, and there are financing plans available.
CareCredit makes it easy to apply with a simple one-page application and immediate approval online. There are no up-front costs, no-prepayment penalties and no annual fees. Once you have CareCredit, you can use it again without reapplying.
For your convenience, you can print out our General Consent and minor consent (when applicable) below, complete them, and bring them with you to your first appointment:
- Patient Information Packet
- Paquete de información para el paciente
- Minor Consent Form
- Formulario de Conssentimiento Menor
- Communication Revocation
- Comunicación Revocación
- Authorization for the Release of Medical Record Information