First Visit Checklist

Before your first visit, make sure you have:

  1. Filled out the Patient Registration Form
  2. Filled out the New Patient Health History Form
  3. Signed the Assignment of Benefits & Financial Responsibilities Form
  4. Made your list of issues and questions to discuss with the doctor
  5. Remember to bring your driver’s license and insurance card

Congratulations! That’s a lot of work. We promise we will do our work prior to your visit as well in order to make the most of your valuable time with us and to be as prepared as possible to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • GHI-PPO Only
  • Health Republic of NJ
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Omnia
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare

Your First Annual Exam

Many women experience some anxiety about their first annual exam. Don’t worry, that’s a completely natural feeling.
During your visit, the nurse will first meet with you to talk about your history including:

  • Your periods – when did they start, their duration any symptoms you have before or during
  • Your pregnancy history
  • Your sexual history
  • Lifestyle issues that affect your health like smoking, your diet, and your exercise habits

Once you are ready, the nurse will help to make you comfortable in an exam room and show you how to put on a patient gown. Dr. Simigiannis will explain what will be done prior to any procedure and will make every effort to ensure that you remain as comfortable and relaxed as possible.


After your exam, you may dress in private and Dr. Simigiannis will meet with you again to ensure all your needs have been met and your questions have been answered.

Your In-office Procedure Visit

Dr. Simigiannis will have ensured you are confident the planned procedure is right for you, and that you understand all the benefits, other options for treatment, and risks of the procedure. This is called “informed consent”. Prior to this visit, you will also be given:

  • Information on any financial responsibility on your part for the procedure
  • A prescription for relevant medications
  • Pre-operative instructions in writing and verbally
  • An order for any necessary laboratory and/or imaging studies
  • Post-operative instructions

You will be given an appointment for a post-operative visit after your procedure.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help with your healthcare needs!

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