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Preparation

Appointments For New Or Existing Patients

If you are a new patient, feel free to download, print, and fill in our New Patient Packet. This packet includes a brief registration form, medical history form, release information and HIPPA form. Bring this packet to your first visit to save yourself some time.


If you have had any of the following tests and/or scans, please bring the results to your appointment. If any of the tests and scans were conducted at Midwest Regional Medical Center or Saint Anthony’s Hospital, you do not need to bring them. Only if you have had these tests and/or scans completed at a facility other than Midwest Regional Medical Center, will you need to bring them with you.

  • Chest X-Rays
  • CAT Scans of the Chest
  • PET Scans
  • Sleep Studies
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)

Also please bring with you: your drivers license, insurance information, copay/payment, and a list of medications you are currently taking.

If you need assistance in obtaining any of the above records, let us know. We will be happy to assist in making this task more manageable.

We would appreciate your arrival 20 minutes prior to the appointment. Changes to appointment must be made 24 hours in advance.

Directions to our location can be found our directions page.

 

Procedures

Chest X-Rays

  • Be sure to notify a technician before an x-ray if there is a possibility that you may be pregnant.
  • You may be asked to remove your shirt if there are metal buttons or designs on your shirt. We will provide a gown.
  • Necklaces and long earrings will be asked to be taken off.

CAT Scans

  • Be sure to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
  • Before the scan, you may be asked to remove jewelry, glasses, dentures, and hairpins.
  • If you are doing a CT scan with contrast, be sure to have your blood drawn prior to the scan that will check your BUN and creatinine.
  • If you scan includes contrast, be sure to not eat or drink anything at least 2-3 hours prior.
  • For scans without contrast, be sure to not eat just prior to coming.

PET Scans

  • You need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time
  • Nothing by mouth after midnight. This includes no gum, candy, mints, cough drops, coffee or tea. However, you may have as much plain water as you like (no flavoring) which can cause raised blood sugar which will cause inaccurate results.
  • Refrain from taking any diabetic medications until after your PET scan. (You may bring it with you so you can take it immediately afterwards if needed.) Otherwise, this type of medication will cause inaccurate results.
  • Please drink at least 6 glasses of water 6 hours before your exam.
  • Wear warm, comfortable, metal-free clothing to your appointment.
  • No strenuous activity 24 hours before your exam (i.e., weight lifting, running)
  • Tobacco Users – Do No smoke or use tobacco for at least 12 hours prior to your exam.
  • If you currently have or recently had an infection, please notify our office before your appointment
  • If you are claustrophobic and the doctor prescribes you medication to help you relax, please make the staff aware of this and wait to take the medication until the staff instructs you to. Otherwise, if you take the medication too soon, it will wear off before the test is over.
  • You may not read once the incubation period begins because this will cause brown spots on your results.
  • You may not use your cell phone once the incubation period begins because this will cause inaccurate results.

Sleep Studies

  • You need to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time
  • If a driver is dropping you off, you will need to be picked up around 6:00AM

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)

  • No smoking or use of inhalers within 8 hours before the test

Bronchoscopy

  • You need to arrive 1 1/2 hours prior to your appointment time
  • Nothing by mouth after midnight. This includes no gum, candy, mints, cough drops, coffee or tea. However, you may have as much plain water as you like (no flavoring) which can cause raised blood sugar which will cause inaccurate results.
  • If you must take medications, you may only use a tiny sip of water
  • Discontinue all blood thinners (Coumadin, Warfarin, Pradaxa, Asprin) 5-7 days before your procedure
  • You will need to take someone to drive you home