Visit Information for Patients
What to Bring to Your Heart & Vascular Office Visit
On the day of your appointment, please remember to bring the following:
- Photo ID
- Health insurance card(s)
- All of your medication in original bottles
- All available medical records and test results
If you are a new patient, please complete the New Patient Registration Form and bring it with you to your first visit.
Your Heart & Vascular Appointment and Scheduling Needs
We value you and your time and will make every effort to stay on schedule; however, there is always the possibility of an emergency, which could delay your appointment.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork.
- If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office as soon as possible, preferably with 24 to 48 business-hours advance notice, to reschedule.
What to Expect From Your Heart & Vascular Office Visit
OhioHealth Heart & Vascular Physicians provides quality and compassionate healthcare that you and your loved ones can trust.
After you've completed your paperwork, your physician will:
- Begin the physical exam
- Review any test results
- Discuss your individualized plan of care with you
If office testing is required, we can usually provide testing on the same day as your visit; however, stress tests, stress echoes and any hospital testing and procedures will need to be scheduled for a later date.
Instructions for Prescription Refills
To make a refill request by phone, please call your physician's office and follow the instructions to be connected to the "prescription refill" option.
We recommend calling at least seven days prior to the end of your prescription. When you call the prescription refill line, be prepared to provide the following information:
- Patient name
- Name of patient's physician
- The medication name(s)
- Dosage of medication(s)
- Number of times per day the medication is taken
- Pharmacy name, address and phone number
- A number to contact you, if necessary
If you've had a surgical procedure and your surgeon prescribed medication, that medication may need to be refilled during a scheduled office visit instead of over the phone. Check with your surgeon's office to learn if this is what is needed.
Instructions for Procedures
You will receive complete instructions from your physician’s office before your procedure.
Tests for the intestines or other structures in the abdomen may require that you refrain from eating or drinking after dinner the night before your test. This restriction would include water, coffee, chewing gum and mints.
Patients having any type of surgery — especially in which general anesthesia will be used — and patients undergoing a peripheral angiogram will typically be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight, and not to smoke for 24 hours before the procedure. There may also be restrictions on some medications.
After you go home from surgery
You will receive discharge instructions from the hospital staff before you go home. Please call your physician's office with any questions about your instructions.
For family members or caregivers
Patients undergoing non-invasive diagnostic tests typically will need little or no assistance after their procedure. For more extensive tests and procedures, patients will receive instructions on how family members or caregivers can help speed the recovery process.