Please contact Dr. Buchanan’s office with any questions. Dr. Buchanan sees patients Tuesday-Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm, and we are available for phone calls Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:00pm. If we do not answer during this time, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible, and of course any messages left after 1:00pm will be returned the next business day.
At Your First Appointment
The purpose of the initial consultation is to find out if an oral appliance is an appropriate treatment to help you with your sleep problem. Dr. Buchanan will take time to discuss your sleep concerns and review your sleep study with you in order to understand the nature of your particular issues. You will have a chance to see models of the different appliances that might be used, and Dr Buchanan will examine you to see if you are a good candidate for Oral Appliance therapy. At the end of your time together you will have a better understanding of your problem, and what you can do to have healthy restorative sleep.
Once you’ve made your appointment you will receive an email invitation to create an account at www.onpatient.com. We recommend you use Google Chrome for the best results. The email invitation only lasts 5 days so please promptly accept the invitation and set up your account.
Once creating your Onpatient account you will:
1: Click on the “check-in” box next to the appointment date and time.
2: Fill out the health history questionaire. This can take up to 20 minutes, please have your doctor’s information and medication information ready.
3: Sign the consent forms.
4: Click the “Submit” button to complete the registration.
Please know we require 2 full business days for appointment cancellations to avoid a cancellation fee. You may our office to cancel or change your appointment: 415-460-1601
Payment is due at the time of service. We take cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
We are not contracted with medical or dental insurance companies and will be considered “out of network” by your insurance company. We ask that you pay for services at the time of the appointment and we will provide the forms needed for you to be reimbursed by your medical insurance company. Insurance contracts vary depending upon the terms agreed by the individual or company who purchased the contract, and your reimbursement will be based on your plan.