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FAQs: Scheduling and Appointments

Q: How do I make an appointment?

A: To schedule an appointment for a visit or for any test, call our Appointment Line at 443-276-6050. If our appointment scheduler is assisting another patient, you may leave a message with your name, telephone number, and the type of appointment you need to schedule, and we will return your call as soon as possible. In general, we will return your call within one day or sooner.

Q: How long is the wait for an appointment?

A: For new patient visits and diagnostic testing appointments, we are able to accommodate most patients within a several day time frame or as otherwise requested by the referring doctor.

Follow-up visits are scheduled based on your cardiologist's instructions as to when he or she wants to see you again, and we schedule within your requested dates and times and your cardiologist's office schedule.

Q: When should I arrive for my appointment?

A: If you are a new patient, if we have not seen you in over 6 months, or if you have information changes, we request that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will allow us to enter and/or update all of your personal and billing information in our computer system, scan a copy of your insurance card(s) and identification, and have you electronically sign any required forms. If you have been seen in our office recently and/or do not have any information changes, we request that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please be sure to bring your insurance card, identification, and any required referrals to EVERY visit.

Q: What if I can't keep my scheduled appointment?

A: If you are unable to keep your appointment, we request that you contact our office as soon as possible so that we can make the time available to another patient. If you are scheduled for a nuclear stress test, you must call us by 12:00 noon the business day before your appointment or you may be charged for the cost of the radioisotope, which is ordered specifically for you and cannot be used for another patient. The radioisotope can cost several hundred dollars.