Procedure Reminders

10 Days to go:

>You should have received a “Procedure Packet” with all the information needed to know how to prepare for your procedure.

>You will receive a call within a few days to confirm your appointment, update your medical information, including a list of your current medications, and answer any questions you may have regarding your prep instructions.

>If we do not contact you to obtain this information within a few days, please call our office at 252-757-3636 at your earliest convenience.

 

7 Days to go:

> You will receive a call from our office to confirm your appointment, update your medical information, including a list of your current medications, and answer any questions you may have regarding your prep instructions.

 

6 Days to go:

> Read all the information sheets enclosed in the packet

> Review the list of foods that you may need to avoid starting tomorrow., depending on the type of procedure you are scheduled for.

> If you take medications for diabetes, anticoagulants (blood thinners), or antiplatelet medications, make sure that you have received instructions on how to mange these medications in preparation for your procedure.

> If indicated, have all pre-procedure prescriptions filled at the pharmacy.

> Make arrangements for a driver to take you home after your procedure and inform them of our facility’s policies regarding drivers due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

> Confirm your financial responsibilities, i.e., co-pays, deductible requirements, etc.

 

3 Days to go:

> Review your prep instructions and if indicated:

o Note the solid food restrictions and/or any special instructions that you may need to start tomorrow.

> If you are required to be tested for Covid-19, please make arrangements to receive the test on the day indicated in your instructions, as it may be today or tomorrow.

> If you are not able to keep your appointment, or need to reschedule your appointment, please do so as soon as possible to avoid a $400.00 “no-show” or insufficient cancellation” fee.

 

2 Days to go:

> Thoroughly read your prep instructions for possible food restrictions or special preparation requirements that you may need to start today.

o Colonoscopy patients, “DO NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD TODAY!”

> If you were required to be tested for Covid-19, please make arrangements to receive the test on the day indicated on your instructions, because it may be today.

> If you are not able to keep your appointment, or need to reschedule your appointment, please do so immediately to avoid a $400.00 “no-show” or insufficient cancellation” fee. Today is the last day to cancel without being charged a fee. You are required to give notification of your cancellation within 48 hours prior to your appointment.

 

1 Day to Go:

> Thoroughly read your prep instructions for possible food restrictions or special preparation requirements that you may need to start or continue through today.

> All Patients

o “DO NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD FOR 6 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE!”

o “DO NOT DRINK ANY LIQUIDS FOR 3 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE!”

o You must wear a mask to enter our facility, even if you have been vaccinated.

o If you have been vaccinated for Covid-19, you must bring your card with you for proof of vaccination. If you do not have proof of vaccination, your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled.

o If you have not been vaccinated, you are required to have received a Covid-19 (CPR) test as indicated in your instructions. If you do not receive a Covid-19 test or if you test positive for Covid-19, your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled.

o Bring you insurance card(s) with you and be prepared to pay any required insurance copays and/or deductibles,

o Ensure that you have a driver to take you home after your procedure and that they are aware of our facility policies regarding drivers.