We look forward to seeing you for your annual visit! Please take a moment to read the guidelines below so you’ll be fully prepared for your appointment.

general

When you arrive, please let us know if your address, phone number or insurance provider has changed since your last visit. If your insurance has changed, please bring your most recent insurance card so we can keep the information on file.

Please note that your co-pay is collected when you check out at the end of your exam. Upstate OB/GYN Group accepts cash, personal check or Visa and MasterCard for co-pay payments.

history

We’ll begin by taking your health history. Please think about:

  • Any concerns or symptoms you have since your last visit
  • If you are satisfied with your current method of birth control
  • If you know how to complete a monthly self breast exam

A nurse will also record your weight, blood pressure and will take a small blood sample (finger prick) to send to the lab. Please let us know if you are taking any new medications that we are not aware of, including over-the-counter medications and supplements.

your exam

Your annual exam will most often include a Pap test to screen for cervical or vaginal cancer, a pelvic exam and a breast exam.

Please be sure to let your physician know about any abnormal symptoms you are experiencing, as well as any other health concerns you have. Many patients find that they get the most out of their visits if they prepare a list of questions ahead of time to discuss with their physician.

Your physician also may discuss general health guidelines with you, including:

  • When to begin cholesterol screening
  • Whether you’re due for a Tetanus shot
  • If you should consider a mammogram
  • If you should consider bone density screening
  • Whether you should begin screening for colon cancer
  • Birth control options

If you are ready for additional screenings like mammograms or bone density screenings, you physician will write a referral for these services.

make an appointment

The next step is to make an appointment with us. Simply call 864-271-9780, option 1 to schedule an appointment with the physician of your choice. If possible, please try to schedule your annual check-up when you are not having your menstrual period.

new patients

If this will be your first visit with us, welcome! To save time when you arrive, we invite you to download our new patient packet and complete it prior to your appointment. Bring your completed packet, along with your insurance card, with you to your visit. Learn more about registering as a new patient.

Call 864-271-9780, option 1 to schedule an appointment with the physician of your choice and let us know that you are a new patient.