Your first visit to SunCoast SpineCare establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know Dr. Schwartz and for him to get to know you and assess your problems. To understand what to expect on your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you will need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and much more. There is also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. One of our goals is to make your first visit as comfortable, pleasant and short as possible. We respect your time and appreciate that the more time you spend waiting in our office, the less time you spend with your family. Our policy is that the patients get seen within 10 minutes and it is very rare when a patient waits longer than that. Occasionally emergencies do occur or a patient needs a little more time than expected, but again these times are rare. You can save time on your first visit by printing out and completing the New Patient Forms in advance of your appointment and bring them in with you. Please let us know you are going to do so when you make your appointment.