Your First Visit
“A patient is an individual to be cared for, not a condition to be treated”
At the BioMed Center New England, you are the focus of our care. It starts with your first phone conversation with our Patient Advocate and then develops into a partnership with each of us: doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists, hygienists, and every member of our team. You become an active participant in charge of your health, learning from your assessments and exams, making decisions and helping to direct your care.
Our role is to provide you with information so that you have knowledge about your physical and oral health, understand the options for care that will help you reach your goals, and provide guidance and support for your decisions.
You’ll find that we do a lot of talking here at the BioMed Center. But even more so, we listen. From your first visit (even from the first phone call) we’ll be asking questions and listening to learn about you, who you are, what you want for your health and how we can work together to achieve that. The information that you supply us in advance of your appointment will help us prepare for your visit and we build on that knowledge once you arrive.
Our initial time together will be focused on getting to know you with a series of assessments (and/or a dental examination) and time with your doctor. Your series of noninvasive medical assessments will happen over the course of the morning and early afternoon:
- AO scans
- Deta Elis
- Heart Rate Variability
- Bio-Impedance Assessment
You’ll meet for a consultation with your doctor after that, or possibly the next morning if you choose a multi-day option, to review all the results and create a course of care that will most benefit you in obtaining your health goals.
At your first dental visit, you’ll be an active participant of co-discovery, along with your dentist and hygienist, in a thorough dental exam that includes photographs, dental imaging (including a cone beam CT scan), oral cancer screening, and full charting of your teeth and gum health. We choose to schedule 1½ to 2 hours with every new dental patient to allow that to happen.
In many cases, you’ll be invited back for a shorter second appointment to discuss the findings. This allows your dentist time to review all the information from your exam and consider options for your treatment. At the Review of Findings appointment, you’ll gain a larger understanding of your oral health, what it all means, and an outline of options for treatment. You’ll hear recommendations for your care based on your goals — then the decisions are up to you.
Continuity of Care
Throughout it all, you’ll have access to our medical and dental teams all under one roof. You can feel comfortable knowing that your whole health is being addressed, there’s no break in your treatment, and that you’re among people you trust, who know you and have your best interests in mind.
Access to Information
You’ll receive printed and emailed details of your assessments, photographs, and educational materials to aid in your awareness and understanding. We’re always available for questions, consults or extra time to discuss your care. If you wish to involve your spouse or family member in your care or decisions, we welcome sharing your information with others at your request.
Environment of Care
As soon as you enter our doors, you’ll see that everything here was designed to create a warm, inviting and comfortable experience like no other. Sight and sound will calm and relax you, while the atmosphere and attitudes are warm and friendly. You’ll enjoy our nourishment center with a selection of healthy snacks and beverages, and a wall of books nearby for your relaxed perusal.
Start healing. Schedule your visit today.