About Your Visit

Los Alamos Surgical Associates are committed to your complete satisfaction, and this is evident by the care you receive from our courteous office professionals, nurses, and doctors. To make the most of your visit, follow these helpful tips:

Write it down before you come

Write down any questions you may have prior to your visit. 

Gather your information

As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you are taking, including names and the doses. If you have complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and include evaluations from other physicians and/or other healthcare providers. 

Bring someone with you

It's helpful to have an extra set of hands and ears when hearing new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointments. If we can help you in any way, please let us know. 

Arrive early

Traffic and parking often take longer than you may expect. Also, allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process. Delays do happen, so be prepared. 

If you have to wait for the doctor because of an unexpected emergency or on a very busy day, remember that you will receive the same immediate care if you are in a similar situation.

Make the most of your appointment

Ask questions while meeting with your doctor. Also, remember to ask for any instructions from the doctor or letters of medical necessity that you need.

After the appointment

As soon as you’re done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit; also write down any other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic's nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line. When possible, make your follow-up appointment before you leave and write down new appointment dates.