I'm a new patient, can I have a physical or papsmear done on my first visit?
Shafa Medical Clinic's office policy is that the first visit with all patients is considered a "new patient" appointment, where their entire history is taken to identify if certain exams and procedures need to be done. Patients are welcome to schedule a preventative visit after this appointment has been completed. Please note that we do not allow new patient appointments and preventative appointments to be on the same day.
I have multiple medical issues that I need addressed, why do I need to make more than one appointment?
It is easier to make sure each problem is address appropriately and in depth one by one. If a patient comes in with multiple medical complaints, each problem is not going to be addressed to the degree it needs to be in the time frame of your appointment. We ask patients to make problem specific appointments to ensure they get the best care possible by Dr. Modesta-Keyhani. How often have you heard of a patient coming in and stating the doctor seemed rushed or didn't address everything? We want our patients to have the best care, and addressing problems as they come up and on a schedule if chronic allows a productive appointment with the doctor.