Information Regarding Your Visit

Communication of Results

Routine lab results are provided within 10 days.  Results are given by leaving you a message in a secure voicemail system. If you prefer to receive your results in another manner, please make the lab personnel aware. If you do not receive your results within 10 days, please contact our office. To protect your privacy, we cannot utilize e-mail to communicate with patients.

Yearly Physicals

We encourage yearly physicals and appropriate screening tests for all ages. Please check with your health insurance company prior to scheduling, as some do not pay for preventative screening visits.  Please be aware of your responsibility to understand your insurance coverage.

When you are making your appointment, please indicate if you are scheduling a sports or routine physical and complete any necessary forms to bring with you to your appointment. Again, please check with your insurance company regarding coverage for these visits.

Prescription Medications

Please bring all your current medications in their original containers to your scheduled visit.  This is essential in helping us maintain an accurate medication list in your record.  Medications can be refilled during a visit at our in-house dispensary, or you may have your pharmacy call for refills.  Please specify if you need a 90-day prescription for mail order purposes.  Please give us 24 hours to call in refills to your pharmacy.  Refills requested on Friday afternoon will not be available until Monday morning.  We are unable to accommodate refill requests on Saturdays or after regular office hours.

Controlled drugs such as pain medications can only be refilled by your provider during weekday office hours.  We do not routinely provide long term pain medication to our patients.  This must be done by a specialist in pain management.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN YOUR HEALTHCARE:

  • Organize your thoughts in list format prior to your visit but please be aware that there may not be enough time to address multiple issues in one visit.

  • Physicals are intended to provide time to discuss health prevention and screening issues. If there are many new problems, please schedule a separate visit to address those issues.

  • Routine immunizations are important even in adults.

  • If a referral is needed, make sure our office is aware several days prior to your appointment with the specialist to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed.

  • Ensure the specialists you see send letters to communicate with your provider.

  • Make your provider aware of any recent hospitalizations or surgeries.

  • Antibiotic use should be taken very seriously. Some estimates suggest that 70% of antibiotics prescribed are not necessary. Refrain from taking an old prescription or someone else’s medication and follow your provider’s recommendations about antibiotic use.