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Our team of doctors will review your records prior to your appointment. You can help us expedite your appointment by being prepared ahead of time.
What to do in preparation for your first visit to UCLA
- Plan Ahead: Gather all documents well in advance to allow adequate time for us to receive and review them before your first visit.
- Privacy Laws and Written Consent: Be advised that current privacy laws require your written consent for personal health information to be transmitted.
- Complete Medical History Questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment. Download/Print Medical History Questionnaire (PDF file)
- Obtain all medical documents prior to your appointment
- Operative reports, pathology reports and radiology reports.
- Doctor's notes, etc., pertaining to your current problem performed outside of UCLA Health faxed to us at the number below.
- Request copies of medical images (chest CT scans, whole body PET-CT scans and chest MRI scans) done outside of UCLA Health and have them with you when you come to your appointment.
- If you have older medical image studies, please bring them with you. This will expedite your visit and care.
- If you have had biopsies or prior chest surgery performed outside of UCLA Health, your tissue specimens may need to be reviewed by our pathologists. Please bring the pathology slides with you.
- Prepare a list of all medications you currently take. The list should include the name of the medication(s), the dosage you take and the frequency of the dosage.
- If you require a medical translator, please call (310) 207-8001 well in advance of your appointment to make the appropriate arrangements. You can also bring a family member or friend to translate for you.
- Prepare a list of questions to ask the doctor. We encourage you to participate in your care by being informed.
- Please send your medical records and/or reports by either fax or mail to:
What to expect on your first visit
- Your Medical History Questionnaire, medical records from other hospitals, medical imaging studies and pathology slides will be collected and reviewed.
- A doctor will evaluate you. Nurses, nurse practitioners, resident physicians and medical students may participate in your care.
- After your evaluation, a definitive plan will be generated. Additional testing and/or surgery may be recommended.
- Please indicate if you will require a medical translator YES/NO? - English Spoken - YES/NO
- Please ask your questions.
What to bring with you
- All completed forms: questionnaire, medical records from outside of UCLA, medical images
- A list of questions to ask your physician. If you do this in advance, you will be less likely to forget something
- All contact information of your referring physicians and primary-care provider
- List of your current medications, including dosage and frequency
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How long will I have to wait for the apponitment after all my medical records are received?
You will be contacted by a staff member within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. If you have not heard from our office within 48 hours, please call (310) 825-1412.
2) What should I expect during my first consultation appointment?
During your first consultation, an Asian Liver Center physician will examine you, review your medical history and discuss plans for further evaluation and follow-up.
3) Will my insurance cover all treatments and medications?
Please contact UCLA Health Physician Referral at 1-800-UCLA-MD 1 (1-800-825-2631) for questions about your insurance plans benefits and exclusions. You may also speak with your benefits coordinator, or consult your health plan provider directory. View more information about which health plans are accepted at UCLA Health.
4) What type of diagnostic tests or treatments does The Asian Liver program offers for cirrhosis, liver cancer, hepatitis B or hepatitis C?
The Asian Liver Program offers the most-innovative treatments, interventions and diagnostic testing available at this time.
5) What clinical research trial do you have available? If I wish to participate, who should I contact?
The Asian Liver Program works in conjunction with the UCLA Office of Clinical Trials. During your consultation, a physician can discus these options with you.
6) Can I have the procedure or treatment you recommend performed at my local hospital?
Most procedures and treatments can be performed at your local hospital, however, we recommend that you undergo treatment at UCLA for continuity of care as well as to ensure that you are being treated by experts and experienced physicians related to your care.
7) Can I refer my own family members to your program, since our family has a history of hepatitis? Do they need to be referred by a family physician?
Yes, family members can be referred. Family members can call (310) 825-1412 to schedule an individual appointment.
8) If I Cannot fax all of the medical records prior to my appointment, would it be a problem if I bring the reports with me at the time of the appointment?
We highly recommed that you fax as many of your records pertinent to your diagnosis. Please fax this information to (310) 267-0555. Please make sure you include your name and patient ID number. A coordinator from our office will contact you if additional records are needed prior to your appointment.