What to Expect at Your Visit

What to expect at your office visit

If you have any questions before your visit, please feel free to call our Practice Manager, Sabina Shnapek, or our Medical Assistant Susann Miranda at (650) 800-3365. We are committed to working  with you in a partnership that is all too often missing from today’s medical care.

Dr. Ian Kroes dedicates much of his time to getting to know you as a patient and a person. At your first visit (and at all annual check-ups) you’ll spend 60-90 minutes discussing everything that contributes to your overall health, including your family medical history, diet, and lifestyle. You’ll also receive your physical exam and whatever routine blood or diagnostic tests are needed. Before the end of the visit, Dr. Kroes will develop a comprehensive health plan that addresses any existing or likely health conditions. His plan will also include preventative measures to keep you healthy moving forward.

Over time, you may develop health conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, or other health conditions. You may also develop mood conditions like anxiety or depression. Every year, Dr. Kroes will review your health plan and modify it based on your lifestyle changes and any health developments. As a specialist in Primary Care Medicine, Dr. Kroes knows how to manage your evolving health conditions with proactive and preventative health measures. He can also coordinate your care with specialists in your local area to cover all of your medical needs.

In addition to treating your health today, Peninsula Doctor works closely with nursing homes, in-home elderly specialists, private nurses, and hospice specialists in the Bay area. Should you require any help in finding a retirement community for yourself or a loved one, Dr. Kroes and his team of experts are here to support you every step of the way.