Requesting an appointment
Dr. Banister’s office is staffed by helpful, efficient administrators who are dedicated to working with you to set up an initial appointment that accommodates your schedule. Many of Dr. Banister’s patients are referred to his office by primary care providers, but appointments are still available without a referral.
Before your first appointment, you will be asked to send over medical records and previous imaging studies as appropriate. This information is requested in advance so that Dr. Banister can familiarize himself with your unique case before this initial evaluation. Please call us at (806) 279-1183 to set up an appointment, or email email@example.com for additional information.
Before your first appointment
In order to maximize efficiency at your first consultation with Dr. Banister, please be sure to bring the following items with you to your first appointment:
When faced with questions in a clinical environment, it can be easy to forget important dates (such as when symptoms started, what triggers pain, etc.). Some patients find it helpful to jot down this information as well as any questions for medical personnel in the days leading up to an initial appointment so that they can answer any questions accurately and completely.
Your first appointment
It is a good idea to arrive about 30 minutes before your appointment time so that you can fill out any additional paperwork and have any last-minute questions answered by Dr. Banister’s staff. Dr. Banister is committed to reviewing each patient’s file and information before he meets them for the first time, so you know that when he meets you, he is already familiar with your case and is prepared to discuss your symptoms and proposed treatment, as well as addressing any other concerns you have.
Honesty and openness are important elements in most relationships, and the relationship between physician and patient is no exception. In order to ensure that you receive the best treatment available, it is important to be straightforward and frank with Dr. Banister and his staff about all aspects of your care. This type of communication is a two-way street, so it is Dr. Banister’s pledge that he and his team will enthusiastically engage in open dialogue with you about your diagnosis, treatment, and options.