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              Welcome!

    
 
 

  "Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."

               -- by Bernard Williams

 

Why am I being referred to Dr. Dean Kocay?

  • Dr. Kocay is a board certified surgeon with special interest in minimally invasive procedures of the neck, breasts, and abdomen.
  • Your physician has requested that Dr. Kocay personally evaluate you to determine whether surgical intervention would be beneficial. During your consultation, you are encouraged to ask questions and relay information about your signs, symptoms and medical history in order to develop a valuable understanding of your disease or condition and surgical candidacy.
  • Please feel free to bring a list of questions or concerns with you.

Appointments

  • Office hours are 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday. We are closed for the typical holidays.

  • If you are a new patient, please arrive with enough time to fill out paperwork. We recommend fifteen minutes for most patients. You may also complete your medical and demographic forms and submit them online.

  • If your insurance requires a referral, please bring that with you to your appointment. If your primary care provider is referring you to us, please have their name, address and phone number so that we can send them a consultation letter.

  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, or are going to be late, please call the office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to others. We will call you the day before your appointment to confirm. If you have an appointment and we do not contact you, please call the office.

  • Although a sincere attempt is made to adhere to the schedule as much as possible, delays are inevitable. Unfortunately, patients do not become ill on schedule, operations do not always run on time, and emergencies do occur. In the event that Dr. Kocay is delayed or unable to meet with you at your appointment time, we will try to give you notice and reschedule your appointment if you desire. You are encouraged to call our office, prior to driving to our office, to verify your appointment. You can also help us in reaching you by giving us your work, home, cellular, or pager phone numbers.

You should bring with you to each visit

  • If you have had any pertinent x-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, or other tests done, please let us know so that we can have them at your visit. You should bring an updated list of all your medications.

  • Please bring all identifying cards, such as: social security, driver’s license, insurance, etc…

  • We will want to know about you and your family’s medical history. Any information your have regarding previous surgeries or illnesses will be helpful in providing you with thorough care.

 

 

© Dr. Dean Kocay, M.D. 2006