What to expect during your appointment:

Prior to your Appointment

If this is your first appointment, you will be asked to print and complete our new patient forms from our website www.georgiakidney.com. If you do not have a computer, the forms will be mailed to your home address:

You will receive an automated reminder call 1-2 days prior to your appointment.

In the Waiting Room:

Upon arriving , you will be directed to our check-in kiosk where you will scan your insurance card and picture ID, update your insurance and demographic information and pay your co-payment and/or balance.

You will be asked to present any forms at this time and will receive contact information for your GKA team which is composed of your physician, your nurse, a billing contact and the office administrator.

If this is your first visit, please bring ALL of your medications with you so we can accurately record them in your chart. To assure continued accuracy, you will be asked to review and update your medication list at each visit.

If you are here for a scheduled lab appointment, you will be given a card with your appointment time and directed to our lab waiting area.

In the Exam Room:

Your vital signs will be taken and you will visit with the physician

After the Exam:

If you require bloodwork, you will be directed to our lab. In order to serve everyone in the most efficient way possible, you will be asked to take a number and have a seat in our lab waiting area until l your number is called. Patients with scheduled lab appointments are taken at their appointment time and may be moved ahead of you in line.

After you blood is drawn, you will be directed to our check-out area where you will schedule any return appointments and tests or procedures.

You will also be given the opportunity to sign up for our patient portal where you can contact our office, get copies of your lab work and much more.