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Fly In Patients

Do you feel like Dr. Newman and his Surgery Center are a perfect fit for you but not an ideal location? We take fly-in patients all the time! Dr. Newman’s Surgery Center has been having more out of the area patients fly in for procedures each year. Whether they are new patients or previous patients who have moved away and return for other procedures, we welcome them.

 

We want to streamline the pre-procedure process for traveling patients and make your stay in the area both pleasant and effortless. Below you’ll find a travel package we have put together to help this important experience easier.

Step One: Phone Consultation

The first step is to contact our office at (951) 698 3344 to set up an appointment where you can speak directly with Dr. Newman and his nursing staff. For Dr. Newman’s existing patients, we encourage sending recent photographs of your progress. For new patients, please send photographs of the areas matching the desired procedure. For example photos you can look at the type of photographs shown on our site and try to replicate them in terms of size and angle of view. Please email these photographs to us and the Doctor can review them with you at the time of your telephone consultation. Our office will call you at the date and time of the appointment you have set up and you will be able speak with the director of our nursing staff regarding your procedure.

 

You will then have a telephone conversation with Dr. Newman where he will ask you about any medical issues and elicit your questions and concerns about a proposed procedure. He will advise you as to what alternatives are available, discuss the risks of procedures and their benefits and give you his recommendations. A telephone conversation with a doctor cannot replace a face to face consultation but it is nevertheless an important and convenient first step.

After your consultation the patient coordinator will give you an exact quote for the cost of your surgery based on what you and Dr. Newman have discussed. The next step is to schedule a date for surgery. You can schedule your procedure date at a convenient time for the treatment and a quiet and restful recovery with adequate time for recovery.

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REOPERATIVE PHONE CONVERSATION

Step Two: Preoperative Phone Conversation

Once you have set a date for your procedure our scheduling coordinator will schedule a telephone preoperative appointment. The patient care coordinator will send you prescriptions for your labs and medications which can be obtained in your home town and faxed directly to us. Should Dr. Newman request a letter of clearance for your procedure, you must also obtain a clearance letter in your hometown from either your private medical doctor or a specialist.

 

The nurse will then review your after-care instructions and will also send you a copy of these instructions. She will be in-touch with you by telephone to ensure we have received all pertinent labs and letters. The nurse will also call you three days prior to your procedure and finalize any travel or stay/accommodation questions and tell you exactly what time to report to the Surgery Center.

Step Three: Day Prior to Surgery

It’s very important for Dr. Newman to see you the day prior to surgery where he will examine you, review your procedure and take a complete set of photographs.

Step Four: Day of Surgery

On the day of surgery you will arrive at the predetermined time to the Surgery Center with your relatives and/or friends. Anyone who brings you can then leave and should be available by phone. We will call them upon completion of your procedure.

 

We want your stay with us to be both pleasant and productive and we will do everything in our power to achieve these goals. Below please find a list of services provided in our area:

DAY PRIOR TO SURGERY

Nearby Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Ontario Airport (ONT)

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Accomodations

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa
Embassy Suites

After Care

Terry Schierenberg LVN

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