Welcome to our practice. We intend to provide you with care and service that you expect and deserve. Achieving your best possible health requires a “partnership” between you and your doctor. As our “partner in health,” we ask you to help us in the following ways: Schedule Visits with Dr. Doan for Recommended Yearly Eye Exams, Glaucoma/Diabetic/Hypertensive/High Risk Medication Screenings and other Recommended Eye Screenings
I understand that Dr. Doan will explain to me which regular eye screenings are appropriate for my age, gender, and personal and family history. I understand I will need to complete these recommended health screenings (diabetic eye exam, glaucoma/cataract/macular degeneration screening, high risk medication screening, etc). These screenings are tests/exams that can help detect vision threatening diseases and conditions. If I visit my doctor only for treatment of immediate problems and forget to arrange for regular ophthalmologic screenings, I put myself at risk of letting serious eye problems go undetected. I will schedule regular visits with my doctor to complete my yearly ophthalmologic eye exams.
Keep Follow-up Appointments and Reschedule Missed Appointments
I understand that my doctor will want to know about how my condition progresses after I leave the office. Returning to my doctor on time gives him or her the chance to check my condition and my response to treatment. During a follow-up appointment, my doctor might order tests, refer me to a specialist, prescribe medication, or even discover and treat a serious eye condition. If I miss an appointment and don’t reschedule, I run the risk that my physician will not be able to detect and treat a serious eye condition. I will make every effort to reschedule missed appointments as soon as possible.
Call the Office When I Do Not Hear the Results of Tests
I understand that my physician’s goal is to report test results to me as soon as possible. However, if I do not hear from my physician’s office within the time specified, I will call the office for my test results.
Inform My Doctor if I Decide NOT to Follow Her Recommended Treatment Plan
I understand that after examining me, my Dr. Doan may make certain recommendations based on what she feels if the best for the health of my eyes. This might include prescribing medication, referring me to specialist, ordering tests or even asking me to return to the office within a certain period of time. I understand that not following my treatment plan can have serious negative effects on my eyes. I will let Dr. Doan know whenever I decide not to follow her recommendations so that she may fully inform me of any risks associated with my decision to delay or refuse treatment. Thank you for your partnership. As our patient, you have the right to be informed about your health care. We invite you, at any time, to ask questions, report symptoms, or discuss any concerns you may have. If you need more information about your eye condition, please ask or visit our website at www.kimdoanmd.com