Planning your visit to
Commonwealth Surgical Associates
91 Montvale Avenue, Suite 208
Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180
Telephone: (781) 279-1123
Fax: (781) 438-3034
to Dr. Begos
who was selected again as one of of Boston’s top doctors by Boston Magazine in 2015
CSA Vein Center
receives accreditation by the IAC:
CSA is the first vein practice in Northeast Massachusetts to be fully accredited as a Certified Vein Center by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission).
When you schedule your initial appointment with one of our Surgeons or our Nurse
Practitioner, you may receive a welcome packet, including forms, to be completed
prior to your visit. We look forward to making your initial encounter as
pleasant and convenient as possible.
You may download any of the forms from our website immediately and start to complete them.
Please review our Notice of Privacy Practices. Print and complete the Patient Registration form, Medical and Surgical history form, Medication Log & Allergy List, and Breast History form if applicable. Your appointment card will be mailed from the office. Once complete all forms should be, signed and dated where required, and brought with you to your appointment together with your current insurance cards, driver’s license or other photo ID and a utility bill if the photo ID does not include your current address.
If you leave filing out the forms until you come to see us, you may
significantly delay your appointment and to avoid delaying other patients
too, rescheduling your appointment may be necessary.
If you are coming for an initial visit for breast disease you will need to fill out the breast problem history form as well. If this is your first visit for weight loss surgery, the weight loss surgery inital patient assessment form must be completed prior to your visit.
You will be contacted in advance of your
visit to confirm the date, place and time of the appointment. We request you
bring with you a list of your current medications including the name, strength,
dosage and how often you take each prescription.
When you are completing the medical history forms, please pay special
attention to the
as well as the
medication log and allergy list
that includes a section about allergy to medications. This essential
information will become a part of your record here.
If you have had recent tests associated with the current problem for which
we are seeing you, please arrange with the office staff to
obtain copies of your written test results.
They may, at the time you discuss those test results, ask you to bring films
of studies performed. The staff will be happy to work with you to facilitate
We participate with most every managed care insurance plan. Should your
particular plan require referral
when you visit our specialists, you must contact your primary care
physician, let that physician know when you will be coming to our office,
and request a referral. Some referrals are transmitted to us by your
physician electronically. Some may be mailed and some may require you to
pick up the paper referral and bring it with you to your appointment. In the
absence of your referral, we will be happy to provide care; however, your
insurance may not be responsible for our charges, and you will be required
to sign a waiver assuming responsibility for payment.