Do I Need a Referral to See One of Your Doctors?
You need to be referred to our practice by your primary care physician or a doctor who is transferring your care out.
Depending on your insurance company, you may need to bring a referral at the time of our visit. Check with your primary care provider’s office.
What Should I Bring with Me to My Appointment?
Your insurance card(s), photo identification card, referral form (if necessary, see above) previous medical records and current medication list. You may fill out our questionnaire and information sheet online. Ask our office for details on our online services.
What Do I Do If My Insurance Has Changed?
Please call the billing department at 706.278.3430 X 128
How Do I Know My Health Information Will Be Kept Confidential?
The privacy provisions of the federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to health information created or maintained by healthcare providers who engage in certain electronic transactions, health plans and healthcare clearing houses. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the regulation, “Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information,” applicable to entities covered by HIPAA. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the Department component responsible for implementing and enforcing the privacy regulation. (See the Statement of Delegation of Authority to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), as published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2000.)
For more information, see http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
How Can I Obtain a Prescription Refill?
Please allow us 72 business hours to respond and or refill your prescriptions.
It is important to call one week before your prescription is to run out in order for you to have your medicine in a timely manner. Please leave your name, date of birth, phone number, doctor that you see, pharmacy that you use, and name and directions of medicine refill needed. Please check with your pharmacy later in the day or the next to confirm receipt. All our prescriptions are processed electronically as mandated by the government and they must be signed by the physician before being sent to the pharmacy. Once it is sent, it may take the pharmacy some time to receive and process for you. Please be patient.
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