What does the patient-type terminology mean?

new patient

Defined as any patient not seen in our office during the prior 36 months.

established patient

Defined as any patient seen in our office at least once during the prior 36 months, and who’s account is in good financial standing, i.e. has no outstanding past due balance(s).

active patient

Defined as any established patient who has been seen in our office at least once during the prior 12 months.

primary-care patient

Define as any patient only receiving routine, primary pediatric care in our office.

consultative patient

Defined as any patient receiving consultative care.

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