It’s important to be an active in your medical care, therefore we encourage you to talk openly with our health care professionals. If you receive care outside of the practice or notice a change in your health please let us know so we can work together to improve your medical outcomes.
Please arrive early - New patients will need to arrive 30 minutes early, and established patients 15 minutes early, to their appointment. This gives us time to enter your information in the system and have you ready for your appointment on time.
Late arrival for appointments - If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time you could be asked to reschedule, or be worked in, which could result in a wait time.
Update your personal information - Please bring your insurance cards, driver’s license and any documentation regarding change of legal name. Ensure address, e-mail, phone number, and emergency contact are up to date. This information is used for appointment reminders, lab results, and for invitation to our patient portal.After hours - Only urgent issues will be addressed after hours. If a telephone visit is done there will be a fee for the service. Please make an appointment for routine medical concerns during normal office hours.
No shows and last minute cancellations - We ask that you call at least 24 to 48 hours in advanced to cancel. No shows may be charged a fee.
Questions for the provider - Please review your list of questions and ensure all the questions you have were addressed during your visit.
Prior Authorization, FMLA, Disability or other legal forms - Bring your insurance company’s Prior Authorization form with you to all appointments. Bring FMLA, disability or medical supply forms with you during your next appointment. Please allow 72 hours after the appointment to complete the forms and arrange for pickup of all forms. In the event of a denial for prior authorization for a procedure, medication, or etc., please contact your insurance company for additional information.
Leaving a message
Please speak clearly and provide your full name, including the spelling of your name, phone number, date of birth, and reason for the call. Normal lab results will be available through our patient portal. If you are not signed up for the patient portal, please ask our receptionist for information on how to do so. If the lab results are abnormal our office will contact you by phone.
Patient rights & responsibilities
- Access to considerate and respectful staff
- Access to the names and roles of staff providing treatment and information about your health care
- Access to your medical records, which require a 24 hour notice and a written form for release
- Access to health care rules and regulations that affect you, your treatment, charges, and payments
- The ability to consent or refuse treatment, as permitted by law
- Selecting a primary care provider upon your first visit.
- Providing information about your health, medication, insurance, contact information, past illness, hospital stays, family or social history that may impact treatment or medication, and payment of fees not covered by insurance
Please notify the provider of all medication requiring refills during your scheduled appointment. If you call the office for a medication refill we will send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choosing. You will only be called if there is an issue. Prescriptions for narcotics will need to be picked up at the office.