However, we do ask that you come in for your initial visit. This is an important factor in receiving the best care possible, because the initial intake is a time for gathering pertinent information that will be useful throughout the course of treatment. Meeting you face to face also gives us an opportunity to get to know you better as a whole person.
The closest airport to our clinic is San Jose (SJC), which is an approximately 40 minute drive. The second closest airport is San Francisco (SFO), which is approximately 1hr, 15min drive.
Listed below are a few of the things we have found necessary to provide the most effective care for long distance patients.
1. You will need to have a local physician to perform examinations and manage prescription medications that are needed during the course of your treatment.
2. It is ideal for you to have a close family member or friend who is willing and able to speak with us on occasion, in order for us to gather observational details about your symptoms that may be missed in a phone consultation. It is also helpful if your loved one is willing and able to contact us on your behalf should a circumstance arise when you may be unable to do so.
3. We also ask that you include us in all medical decision-making, as starting/stopping other therapies may affect the progress of our treatment.
When these three items are in order, we find that phone follow-ups are very effective.