Please call our office before your procedure if you have any of the following: *FEVER *FLU/COLD *INFECTION
1. NO FOOD or DRINK 8 HOURS prior to your procedure scheduled time
2. NO CHEWING GUM, mints and/or smoking 6 hours prior to procedure time.
3. Make arrangements for a "responsible person" to drive you home and care for you a few hours after the procedure. You will NOT be able to drive the remainder of the day.
4. Please notify your doctor/staff if there is any change in any of your medical conditions.
1. Take a bath/shower either the night before the procedure or the day of the procedure.
2. We will be using iodine or other cleansing agents to prep for the procedure. These preparations may cause staining to your clothes, therefore please wear proper clothing. Do not wear a belt as this may interfere with the x-ray if one is being used for your procedure.
Loose elastic clothing without buttons is advised.
1. STOP any blood thinners/anti-coagulants prior to procedure. Plavix, coumadin, etc. require 7 days of cessation. Xarelto/Pradaxa/Eliquis require 48 hours of cessation. Please consult your primary care physician or cardiologist before stopping these medications.
2. Some procedures like joint injections do not require you to stop blood thinners. If there is a question about your specific procedure, please ask the staff for clarification.
3. STOP Celebrex/Meloxicam/Advil/Glucosamine 3 days prior to procedure date.
4. PAIN MEDICATION: TAKE your morning dose with a SIP of water. Just enough to swallow the pill.
5. HEART or BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION: TAKE your morning dose with a SIP of water. Just enough to swallow the pill.
6. If you are diabetic, DO NOT TAKE insulin or oral medication the morning of the procedure.
All procedures MUST BE CANCELLED WITH NOTICE GREATER THAN 24HRS. If a procedure is cancelled with less notice for any reason, the appropriate charge will be added to your account and must be paid in full prior to being seen for your regular appointment or next procedure. This is a reminder of the policy which was signed by you on your first appointment.
If you have sedation/anesthesia for your procedure, this service is provided by a separate company. Please be advised that most medical insurance policies DO NOT cover this type of anesthesia and payment will be due at time of service.