Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I make an appointment to see Dr. Beh? Do I need a referral?
If you are a new patient, please contact us to schedule an appointment. While a referral from your physician is helpful, we do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beh. Just contact us directly for further information.
Are appointments in-person or by telemedicine?
We are happy to offer both options to our patients.
If you are a new patient, Dr. Beh will prefer to see you in person to conduct a thorough examination and the requisite tests to ensure the diagnoses are as accurate as possible. However, we do understand that traveling to our Center may not be feasible for some, and we would be happy to provide telemedicine visits to all.
If you are an established patient, we offer both telemedicine and in-person visits according to your preference. We will discuss the details with you when you contact us to schedule your appointment.
What should I expect from my first visit?
As a new patient, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. We will need to verify your information and perform some tests prior to your appointment. During your visit, Dr. Beh will take a detailed history from you before discussing the possible diagnoses, and plan.
How should I prepare for my first visit?
Do not consume alcohol, or use certain medications (e.g. dramamine, meclizine) for 24 hours prior to your first visit. These substances can affect the accuracy of some of the tests we perform.
Do not wear makeup. Some of the tests used to detect eye movements can be affected by eye makeup, particularly mascara.
Some tests may make you dizzy and/or nauseous. If you have significant nausea, or easily get nauseous, you should bring your anti-nausea medication to the visit because some of the tests performed may make you dizzy. Bring someone along who can drive you home just in case you do not feel well enough to do so.
Some tests could provoke a migraine attack. Though unusual, the tests may trigger a migraine attack in susceptible individuals. If you have a migraine rescue medication, please bring it along to your visit just in case.
What documents do I need to provide?
We will email you a set of forms that must be completed and signed at least one week before we can see you.
Please provide the following, if available:
A report of your most recent brain MRI or head CT
A list of the medications you have tried for migraine and/or your vestibular symptoms. If possible, write down why you stopped taking these medications.
Audiograms (hearing tests)
Previous video-nystagmograms (VNG)
If available, previously performed labs, and reports from previous tests, including electroencephalography (EEG), nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG), rotary chair testing, vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs), and posturography.
Any report you would like us to review for your appointment.
These documents can be faxed or attached to a secure email link that will be provided to you. Please do NOT send your original documents to us; we are not responsible for any documents lost in the mail.