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First Appointment

In order to expedite time at your visit, we ask that you complete and submit registration forms at least 1 day before your appointment. Forms can be found here. At your first appointment University Surgical Associates (USA) clinical staff will compile your personal information and medical history in order to complete a permanent record. Insurance company regulations may require us to file a referral number before seeing you. Please call one of our scheduling operators at (423) 267-0466 to check whether you need a referral number (have your insurance information handy before the call). You also check with your insurance company to find out this information.

In the event you choose not to pre-register, please allow at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow completion of the necessary paperwork. Be aware that we will have to enter your information in our computer system before your appointment, so this may cause a delay.

What to bring to your first appointment? A photo ID card, any previous medical records and your health insurance card(s). If you are not in possession of your medical records, please contact your physician's office and request your records be sent to our office.