Q: Should I arrive early for my scheduled appointment?
A: New patients should arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
PLEASE NOTE: Our doors open at 8:30am every morning and 1:30pm every afternoon except Wednesday afternoon so if your first appointment is scheduled at 8:30am or 1:30pm, please do not arrive early.
JOSEPH M. SPERDUTO, MD, PA
Q: Do I need to make an appointment if I need an injection?
A: No appointment is necessary for routine injections. The injections are administered by the nurse. You can walk in during office hours and sign in at the front desk. Please inform the receptionist what injection you are in the office for. Cortisone injections MUST be scheduled, as they are administered by the doctor.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
A: You will need to have your insurance card and photo ID with you. It is helpful for you to have your latest and most important medical records with you from your previous provider.
Q: How do I prepare for my “fasting” lab appointment?
A: If you are scheduled for a fasting lab appointment, you will need to fast for 12 hours prior to your appointment time. We encourage you to drink plenty of water while you are fasting. You may also have black coffee and black tea ONLY. You cannot eat anything during the 12 hour window and please do not sweeten your coffee or tea with sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to come into the office if I have symptoms of a urinary tract infection?
A: Yes, you will need to come into the office for a urine test. You do not need to make an appointment. You can walk in during regular office hours and sign in at the front desk for the lab. Please let the receptionist know you are there for a urinalysis. We will test your urine in our lab and review results with the doctor before you leave.
Q: What if I do not have copies of my previous medical records
A: If you do not have copies of your previous medical records, you are more than welcomed to stop by our office and request a medical release form at the front desk. We will fax the release form to your previous medical provider and request your records. The Records Release form is also available on our website for you to print and fill out.
Q: If I have a lab order from a specialist, can I come to your office to have the tests done?
A: Yes, you may bring your lab order to our office and we can draw the blood in our lab. Please note there are some blood tests that we cannot perform in our office. In that case, we will send you to an outside laboratory closest to your home.