• NEW PATIENTS

    Welcome!  We are glad to serve you!!  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 301.725.0788.

    New patients to our practice are requested to complete the patient intake questionairre, policy documents, and a registration form and bring them with you to your first appointment.  You will also need to bring your valid insurance card and a picture identification card.  You can find these forms in the Registration section of our website.  You can print these directly from this website or you may request that they be mailed to you.  If possible, please also obtain your prior medical records and bring them with you to your first visit with us.

  • OFFICE HOURS

    Monday - Friday   8am - 5pm

    Office hours are by appointment only.  In order to accommodate your busy schedule, we offer early morning appointments. 

  • APPOINTMENTS Same day emergency appointments may be obtained by calling before 10 am. Special provisions are made for our patients 75 and older.  In the event of illness you may be seen on a walk in basis, however since you will be fit in, there may be a wait.  Please be patient. All missed appointments and rescheduled appointments without 24 hours notice will be subject to a charge based on the length of the appointment. * Physicals, well woman exams, and pre-operative evaulations - $50 * Regular office visits (follow up or sick visits) - minimum of $45 Treatment without an appointment (over the phone/after hours) are subject to a phone consultation fee of no less than $25 based on the amount of time spent on the phone with the provider. If you feel you are having a life threatening medical emergency - call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency department.
  • MEDICAL RECORDS AND FORMS

    Medical record requests will be charged a minimum of $25 and up depending on the size of the record.  The fee must be paid before the record is copied and transferred.  Please note, Maryland law allows us 30 days from receiving your request to send the file.

    Form completions without an appointment are subject to a charge of $25.  This fee must be paid before the document is completed.

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER

    In the case of inclement weather, please contact our office before coming to your appointment.  We consider the safety of our patients and staff, and evaluate the conditions of the roads, parking lot, and sidewalks before making our decision regarding office hours.  There is always a provider available by phone in the case of emergencies.

    If you feel you are having a life threatening medical emergency -  call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency department.

  • PRESCRIPTION REFILLS

    Please allow 5 business days for prescription refills.  DO NOT wait until you are out of your medication to call us.

    The easiest way to obtain a refill is to have your pharmacy fax us a request.  If you have more than one medication, please try to coordinate all your refills to occur at the same time. 

    Medication formularies vary by insurance plan and individual coverage.  It is impossible for us to know exactly what medications your formulary and individual plan may cover.  In most cases, the formulary item will be used. 

    For any preauthorization that must be obtained for a non-formulary medication, there will be a charge of $25.  You will be required to pay this fee before any attempt is initiated to obtain approval.

  • REFERRALS

    Every effort will be made to accommodate your referral needs.  We ask that you allow 5 business days to obtain a referral.

    Backdated referrals will NOT be given due to insurance mandates.

  • HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices: The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. To date, the implementation of HIPAA standards has increased the use of electronic data interchange. Provisions under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will further these increases and include requirements to adopt: operating rules for each of the HIPAA covered transactions a unique, standard Health Plan Identifier (HPID) a standard and operating rules for electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (RA) and claims attachments. In addition, health plans will be required to certify their compliance. The Act provides for substantial penalties for failures to certify or comply with the new standards and operating rules.
 



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