Becoming a Patient

Patients being seen in our office have been diagnosed with diabetes. If you have not been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, it is best to consult with your primary care physician first. Once diagnosed it is then appropriate to consult with a diabetologist, such as Dr. Anne Peters.

Please note: In order to have the most meaningful consultation with our physicians, it is essential to have your pertinent medical records compiled (detailed below). Obtaining this information prior to contacting our office will speed the process of scheduling your initial visit.

Step 1: Phone USC (323-442-5606 or 323-442-5608) and register as a patient. USC will go through a telephone intake that includes questions involving, demographic information, insurance details and patient verification. If you are an enrolled patient of USC you can call our office directly to schedule an appointment (310-657-3030).

Step 2: Prior to appointment please send or fax your medical records for our review. Request that your pertinent medical records be forwarded to our office. Records recommended for consultation include:

  • Laboratory results over the past 6-12 months minimum
  • Physician reports (including history & physical, progress notes)
  • Radiology reports (e.g. CT scans, x-rays, bone scans)
  • All notes related to diabetes and date of diagnosis
  • Treatment notes and flow sheets relating to prior treatment before coming to our office.

 

All of these records can be faxed to our office either by the patient or directly from the physicians' office. We ask the patient to contact their doctors and request their records be faxed to 310-657-9777.

Step 3: On day of appointment please bring your list of medications as well as any meter, sensor or food log details you track to currently manage diabetes.

Note: The registration process as well as scheduling an appointment typically takes 2-3 days to complete. We often have wait times of 2-3 months for a new visit appointment.