Getting the most out of your consultation
For many patients seeing a plastic surgeon for an elective procedure can create anxiety and nervousness. Generally patients have a lot of questions and concerns on their minds. Many of today's patients have done some research and have a basic understanding of their desired surgical outcome. The first step to a good post operative result is consulting with a reputable, experienced board certified plastic surgeon.
The reality of a plastic surgery consultation with a good plastic surgeon is that they are often the busiest. Sometimes in a busy surgeons office like Dr. Corbin's some patients patients get nervous and forget to ask the right questions. Also, seeing a well known plastic surgeon can sometimes be a little intimidating for a first time patient. In a busy plastic surgery office you may have less time with the surgeon so getting the most out of this time is important.
The first step towards a good appointment is for patients to get more involved and prepare themselves before their consultation. Get directions and or a map to Dr. Corbin's office. Ask about parking. If you are late for your appointment you may not be seen or you may have a shorter appointment. Write down your main questions, and write down any medications or drugs you are currently taking or are allergic to. If you are a redo of another doctor's surgery have photos and records from that surgery. Find out ahead of time if there is a fee for your consultation and if you are serious about booking surgery with Dr. Corbin be prepared a head of time with possible surgery dates and a surgical deposit to hold your date. In order to avoid disappointment and secure their surgery date with Dr. Corbin some patients book surgery ahead of time with the office before their consultation.
In addition to preparing yourself ahead of time, here are some other tips that you can print out.
Remember be prepared. Being a good patient is a benefit to you and Dr. Corbin. Our office is always just a phone call away should you have any questions or concerns before or after your consultation appointment. Communication is key in our doctor patient relationship with you. Enjoy your consultation. It is our pleasure to get to know you.