Getting Ready for Your Visit
As a new patient of Northwest Medical Specialties, first let us welcome you to our practice!
Before your initial appointment can be scheduled, we first need your referring physician to fax your patient records to our New Patient Coordinator. The specific fax number will be given to you during the scheduling of your initial appointment. When we receive your records we will verify your information and start the process of your New Patient Registration form.
In preparation for your first appointment, we ask that you bring all completed forms, your medical and pharmacy insurance cards and a picture ID to your first appointment.
In advance of your first appointment, you also may want to review our insurance information for insurance companies with which we are contracted. Please contact them directly if you have any benefit, co-insurance or co-pay questions.
If you have any further questions, please call us at (253) 428-8700 and ask to be connected to our New Patient Coordinator.
Virtual welcome orientations are offered to provide education regarding services our practice offers including the navigation team.
Welcome orientations are held every week:
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Our Orientation
Meeting ID: 579 754 2936
Call in: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Your privacy is important to NWMS. Here are some things to remember when joining the conference call:
- There will be several other participants joining
- You do NOT need to add your name to join
- You do NOT need to share your screen or camera
- Presenter will NOT talk about your personal information
Designed to help simplify communication, our Patient Portal offers you many time-saving options including appointment scheduling, online bill pay and secure answers to your questions.
During your visit you will be asked if you would like to sign up for our Patient Portal. If yes, you will receive an email invitation. Once you complete the necessary information, a user id and password will be generated. Use this information to login to the secure patient portal.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC wants you to be aware of your rights as a patient. We will do everything possible to make sure your rights are respected. Patient-Rights-and-Responsibilities-2021.pdf