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DITTO was posted 08/31/2011 11:17 am by Sandra (TX) = )
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Glad to hear you got an appt. with Dr. Kvols.

Anything you can get into Kvols hands prior to your appt. will make your actual discussion time with him more meaningful and substantive. It'd be wise to call Kvols office with all these questions including whether to proceed with getting your labs done prior to your appt.

I've often run into questions re sequencing of tests, appts., etc. Usually new docs require the path report and/or scans prior to setting up the appt. I've done it all ways -- took or sent ahead cd's and reports, made a request to the originating hospital, handed them over when I first arrived at the appointment. Main thing is to be assertive & track/confirm receipt especially when you've make a hospital request for them to be sent.

Don't be surprised if Kvols wants you to have scans, etc. done at his facility. Another good reason to call his office now in case they want to set something up now for you to do while you are there. When I travel to my dr's appt., my scan is done the day prior to my dr. appt. and while the radiologist hasn't yet issued a report, the images are available for my doctor to review and give me his assessment.

Good luck! Glad you are being careful and aggressive -- it'll be worth the peace of mind.

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