Thank you for selecting Capitol Vascular Care for your vascular needs. We welcome new patients and physician referrals and we look forward to working with you to evaluate, prevent, manage, and treat your vein and artery conditions. In order to make your first visit a great experience, we ask you to review and complete the following items prior to your appointment.
- New Patient Information Form
- New Patient History Form
- Office Policies Form
- Review our Insurance Policy
- Review our Payment Policy
- Review “What to Expect at Your First Appointment”
- Review our Appointment Policy
Major Insurance Plans Accepted
For convenience, we accept many commercial insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, TriCare, and Cigna. If you have a question about the medical insurance plans accepted at Capitol Vascular Care, please call us at 202-741-3210.
When scheduling your appointment, please provide us with accurate and current insurance information so that we may verify your eligibility and avoid charging you for uncovered services. Failure to provide accurate information may result in cancelling your visit or billing you directly for any uncovered services. You are responsible for any insurance copay at the time of your visit. We accept personal checks, cash, or credit cards and are happy to provide you with a payment receipt.
New Patients: What to Expect at Your First Appointment
- Please bring the following with you:
- two forms of identification including one picture identification
- your physician referral slip (if needed)
- your insurance card
- copies of any prior studies (CT scan, MRI, Vascular Lab or Doppler Study). Please bring a disc with the studies so the doctor can review them in addition to the report. This is usually available from the hospital or facility where the study was done. If you have had vascular surgery, please bring a copy of any operative notes if possible.
- Many patients will require vascular lab studies to complete their evaluation. If you know that you need a vascular lab study, please mention this at the time you request an appointment so it may be scheduled. Whenever possible, we will schedule this study on the same day either immediately before or after you see the doctor. However, since the time to perform these studies varies, there may be some delay between your vascular study and when you see the doctor. If this poses a problem, we can schedule a separate visit for the study.
- In general you should expect about 30-45 minutes for a first-time visit with the doctor. For follow up appointments, you should expect about 15 minutes with the doctor. If you are to have a vascular lab study you will need to add 45-60 minutes to this time.
- Office procedures will be scheduled separately; the time for these procedures varies.
We want our office to be a pleasant environment that runs smoothly and efficiently, and is respectful of our patients, office staff and physicians. While emergencies may arise and some patients may require more time than others to address their concerns, in general, each patient should expect to be seen at thie scheduled time.
- We will make every effort to see you at a time convenient to your schedule; however, in order to provide the best service to you, flexibility in your appointment time may be needed.
- We will respect you by minimizing your wait time. In return, we ask that you arrive in the office at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to check in. That way, you are ready to be seen when you are scheduled.
- If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at the earliest possible time so we may accommodate another patient in your place. We will make every effort to reschedule your visit.
- Failure to call and cancel an appointment is inconsiderate of the physician, office staff and other patients who may want to be seen. Failure to call and cancel an appointment at least one day in advance will result in your being charged for the office visit. Patients who miss two consecutive appointments may be terminated from the practice.