Covered below are some of the questions that we’re most frequently asked by our patients at Meliora Healthcare.
When Should I See a Gastroenterologist?
There are several reasons why it could be a good idea to visit a gastroenterologist. If you’re suffering from persistent or severe gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach pain, changes in bowel movements, or trouble digesting food, you should seriously consider scheduling an appointment with a gastroenterology specialist. Additionally, if you’re over the age of 45 (or younger for individuals who are at increased risk for colorectal cancer), you should begin scheduling regular visits for screening colonoscopies.
When Should I See a Pulmonologist?
Making an appointment with a pulmonologist is usually prudent when you’re experiencing serious or persistent symptoms of an issue with your respiratory system. The most common symptoms that prompt a visit include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Additionally, if you are found to have an abnormality in your lungs on x-ray or CT scan, it’s a good idea to get evaluated by a specialist.
When Should I See a Sleep Medicine Specialist?
Consistently getting quality sleep is extremely important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. So, when is it necessary to visit a sleep medicine specialist? If you’re regularly struggling to fall asleep or sleep through the night, you may be suffering from insomnia or another sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can also manifest themselves with other symptoms, such as persistent fatigue, morning headaches, loud snoring, depression, and trouble concentrating or remembering things. If you’re dealing with any of these problems, you could potentially benefit greatly from seeing a sleep medicine specialist.
How Should I Prepare for My Initial Appointment at Meliora Healthcare?
Typically, there’s not too much that you’ll need to do to prepare for your initial appointment at Meliora Healthcare. To ensure that your visit goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible, we ask that you do the following:
- If you are able to, please register for your portal account and fill out the forms from your personal device or computer to the best of your ability, and read and sign the electronic consent forms.
- Arrive to your appointment on time
- Come prepared with any relevant medical records
- Bring your photo ID and your private health insurance card
- Consider any specific questions or concerns that you want to bring up to your provider
What Will My First Appointment Be Like?
During your first appointment at Meliora Healthcare, you’ll sit down with one of our highly qualified providers. Depending on the nature of your visit, we’ll set you up with an appropriate specialist. During this initial appointment, your provider will ask you questions about your general health, lifestyle habits, and medical history. They may also conduct a physical examination to gain a better idea of your overall health. If you’re visiting due to a specific health concern, your provider will have questions about the issues you’re having and symptoms you’re experiencing. They’ll then discuss your treatment options with you, answer any questions you may have, and work closely with you to plan any necessary tests, therapies, or procedures.
What Separates Meliora Healthcare From Other Health and Wellness Clinics?
At Meliora Healthcare, our commitment to excellence sets us apart from competitive practices in profound ways. We have meticulously crafted an unparalleled patient experience that redefines healthcare and elevates it to new heights. We don't just treat medical conditions; we treat individuals. Our approach centers on personalized care plans that are tailored to each patient's unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences. This ensures that every aspect of their journey is designed to optimize their well-being. At Meliora, we are also a multi-specialty practice offering a diverse range of treatments and procedures, all of which are performed by highly qualified specialists. With our multi-specialty team of experts, we provide comprehensive care under a single roof. Our specialists collaborate seamlessly, ensuring that patients receive cohesive, integrated solutions for their health concerns.
What Is the Meliora Healthcare Mission?
At Meliora Healthcare, our mission is to transform the patient’s experience by delivering exceptional care, ensuring accessibility, and fostering compassionate connections. As a private, multi-specialty practice, we provide personalized care with cutting-edge medical expertise to empower patients to achieve optimal health and holistic well-being.