It is our policy that minor patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for initial visits. This in the best interest of all parties, so that we may discuss treatment and/or procedure options for the patient.  We understand that work schedules can make it difficult for guardians to be present for all appointments, so follow-up appointments without a guardian may be considered with an appropriate minor release form.  However, treatment changes or additional work-up may be deferred at discretion of the provider, if a guardian is absent. This is for the safety of the minor and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.