Thank you for choosing Heart and Lung Institute of Utah for your health care needs. We hope the following information will be helpful to you. If, at any time, you have any questions regarding our practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Insurance card(s)
- Government Issued Picture Identification
- If your address is different than on your government issued picture identification, please bring a copy of a current utility bill with your name and current address.
- Referral from your primary care physician, if applicable
- Co-payment or minimum payment (given at appointment time) for uninsured patients
- A complete list of the names and dosage of all the medications you take
- Any and all x-rays, MRIs or other imaging films (including written report)
- Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past
- Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful
- List of questions you want to ask your doctor
- New patients: complete our Patient Registration Form below and bring with you to your appointment
- Cardiology Patient Health History Questionnaire – English
- Pulmonology Patient Health History Questionnaire – English
- Sleep Medicine Patient Health History Questionnaire – English
Maximize Your Visit
We all know that most doctors are quite busy, so how can we maximize the time we spend with our doctor to get the most out of the visit? It is all about preparation. Just as we would prepare for a business meeting or a presentation, we need to have a clear idea of what we hope to accomplish at each visit.
1. Have an Identified Goal for the Visit
For example, are you seeing the doctor because of a specific health concern? Come prepared to discuss that concern and be able to describe signs and symptoms that may be associated with it. Remember that there is usually a set time allotted for an appointment. If you have multiple health concerns, come prepared to prioritize which concerns you want to address first. Realize that it may take more than one appointment to address multiple issues.
2. Bring a Written List of Questions or Concerns
If you think you may forget something, write it down and bring the questions with you. Having a notepad with you also allows you to jot down information or directions the doctor may give you.
3. You Know Your Body Best
No one knows your body better than you, and your doctor relies on you to provide him/her with an accurate description of any significant changes or symptoms that are occurring. Be concise and focus on what is pertinent to the visit.
4. Be Specific
Be specific and explicit when describing symptoms and concerns without rambling. For example: How often has a symptom occurred, at what time of day, and in what part of the body? Don’t be embarrassed to share details that may be important for the doctor to know such as changes in bowl movements, pain, etc.
5. Bring a List of Current Medications and Supplements
Your doctor needs to know what medication and/or supplements you are taking. It’s always a good idea to bring a current list with you. Include the name of the medication or supplement, the dosage amount, and how frequently you are taking the medication.