Wellness and Prevention
Weight Loss / Management Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.
What days are you open?
Our office is open Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. As our daily schedule is subject to change, please call to confirm office hours.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, We are excited that you have chosen us for your medical care. Your comfort and convenience are our priority, and we strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience. To help you get acquainted with our office and first visit procedures, we have included helpful information on this page.
What to Expect
A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the you at ease during future visits. We want you to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff, so we work hard to establish this bond during every appointment to our office. During your initial appointment, we will explain everything in detail and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to meeting you and providing the quality, comprehensive medical care you expect and deserve.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment please call our office. To ensure the best use of time, for both our physicians and patients, all of our office visits are by appointment only. We ask that you arrive at our office 10 - 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will allow you to complete any necessary paperwork and to update any demographic and insurance changes. If you must cancel an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so we can offer that time to someone else.
Emergencies arise. We will advise you if there is going to be a delay in seeing you. If your schedule won't allow you to wait, we will be happy to reschedule your appointment. We do appreciate your patience and cooperation during our busy times and we will make every effort to keep your wait time to a minimum.
Do you accept my health insurance plan?
Please refer to our
to review Advocare's list of accepted insurance providers.
How do we contact the doctor after hours?
We have a physician on call 24 hours a day, please call our office. This is for emergency purposes only. Refill of medications and referrals will not get handled after hours.
IN THE EVENT OF A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911.
May I request a specific provider for my visit?
Every effort is made to arrange your well care and follow up visits with the provider of your choice. When you are ill, you may see any one of our providers.
If I need to see a specialist. What do I do?
For non-urgent referrals
: when one of our doctors refers you to a specialist, please schedule your appointment with the specialist, then call our office within five business days of your appointment. Your referral will be available within 72 hours. Most referrals are completed electronically and submitted directly to the specialist's office. Please check with our office staff to determine if your insurance plan processes referrals electronically.
For urgent referrals
: when one of our doctors determines that you need an urgent referral, your referral will be initiated immediately. Please remain in our office while your referral is processed, then proceed to your specialist.
When will I receive lab or test results?
You will receive a call quickly with any lab results that require urgent attention. Other abnormal lab results will be addressed promptly by the provider that ordered the labs or tests. Normal values are reviewed and addressed by the physician that ordered them.
How do I obtain a prescription refill?
Please call our office and follow the prompts for our prescription refill line. Allow one business day for all routine prescription refills. For prescriptions that require prior authorization from your insurance company, please plan ahead to allow at least three to five days for refill approval.