Generally you should set aside 1-2 hours for your initial physical appointment.
If you’re able to complete your intake paperwork in advance of your appointment, bring that in along with your health insurance card / driver’s license or ID / list of current medications / medical history along with any imaging discs.
Unfortunately no, for your safety. We must have an in-person evaluation before any tests are requested.
While there are general recovery time ranges, it will depend on the type of surgery you’re having. Each surgery and patient is unique. Reach out to your doctor’s surgery coordinator for more details and specifics relevant to your procedure.
Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Care Outpatient Surgery Center – Long Beach
*Each Doctor has varying privileges with these and other hospitals; check their individual profile pages for more details.
No, our office is open all day and our staff is available to assist with all patient inquiries, appointment scheduling and paperwork dropoff/pickup during business hours. Any Doctor’s appointments should be scheduled ahead of time and are subject to availability.
Some prescription medications may be called or sent in directly to your pharmacy. By CA law, all narcotics prescriptions must be delivered by paper script hardcopy and cannot be called, faxed or emailed in to the pharmacy. Generally, Narcotic refills require an office appointment and will not be given between appointments.
If you need to apply for State Disability, the easiest way to do so is via the web at edd.ca.gov. You will need to fill out the patient portion and provide our office with your receipt number. Once we have the receipt number we can complete the Physician’s Certificate of Disability. Paper forms such as FMLA, Aflac, etc. may be dropped off or emailed to our office. Please note that all forms are subject to fees prior to submission.
Most authorizations take 7-10 business days, but some may take up to 30 days.
Due to Covid-19 and our efforts to ensure social distancing and minimal occupancy, all friends/family accompanying you to your appointment will be asked to wait outside unless you require their physical assistance or you are under the age of 18.