Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive information on how to fill out your paperwork online.
The paperwork must be completed PRIOR to your scheduled appointment time or you will be asked to reschedule. If you need any help filling out your forms, please call our office at 972-597-1639 or send us an email.
If you have had any labs done in the last year, please send them to us prior to your first appointment. You can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, have your Doctor fax them to us at 844-793-9467 or upload them into the Athena portal. Ideally these are labs done by a primary care doctor and include the following labs: basic metabolic panel, liver function tests, TSH, lipid panel, fasting glucose test or Hba1c, and uric acid test (only if you have a history of gout).
If you have not seen a primary care doctor or don’t have these labs with you, Dr Shah will order them for you at the first visit.
A review of your labs prior to starting some diet plans is required.
At the initial visit we will do a comprehensive assessment of your weight gain as well as review or order any pertinent labs. We create a custom treatment plan based on your goals and needs. You will also receive a detailed estimate of your insurance benefits. If you are using your insurance to cover any type of weight loss or nutrition counseling, meeting with the Doctor or Physician Assistant during the initial visit is an insurance requirement.