Your First Appointment

Welcome and thank-you for choosing Olive. This page contains important information on what to expect at your first visit with your Olive physician and what steps you need to complete before your first appointment to insure that there are no delays in starting your treatment at Olive.

 

 

Preparing for your First Appointment.

Upon booking your appointment with Olive, you will receive a Welcome email from your care team nurse. Please retain this email, as it contains important information such as your username and login for the Patient Portal, and your personalized testing requirements.

It is essential that you complete these fertility tests and submit the results to the patient portal before your first appointment so that your Olive physician has a full understanding of your fertility status. This will enable us to start your treatment as soon as possible.

6 Steps You Need to Take Before Coming to Your First Appointment.

  1. Review your Welcome Email for your personalized testing requirements and Patient Portal Login information
  2. Login to the Patient Portal.  A link to do so is on the top left of the Olive website (desktop) and is the first link in the menu (mobile devices).  Your username and password can be found in your Welcome email.
  3. Print and fill out your History Form (on the Patient Portal).  If you have a partner, each person must login to their profile and fill out the History Form.
  4. Print out any documents and requisitions on the portal.  You can find this information under the Documents tab. Then, select Instructions on that page.
  5. Take printed requisitions to your local lab to have testing done on appropriate days.
  6. If you have already had some relevant fertility testing done, please ask your doctor to forward copies to our office.  Please sign the Consent Form and bring it to your doctor to authorize the transfer of files.

Please note that any upcoming appointment dates and times can be checked in the Patient Portal.

 

Your First Appointment

When first you first arrive at Olive, the receptionist will welcome you and take your photo or a copy of your photo ID. Proper patient identification is essential for your care and safety. Your photo will never be shared or used for any purpose other than your identification.

Your consultation will be approximately 30 to 45 minutes. During your consultation your physician will listen to your concerns, discuss the results of your tests, review any previous treatment, and answer any questions you might have. You may have a transvaginal ultrasound performed during this visit to assess your ovaries and uterus.

Based on this information, we will try to figure out why you are not able to get pregnant and establish a treatment plan. Sometimes additional tests are required, but in most instances, we can figure out the “why” and then move forward with a plan for 'how' get pregnant.