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Monday, October 16, 2017
Patient Rights and Responsibilities

We encourage Patients to participate in their health care decisions. We therefore promote the following: 

Patient Rights

  • You have the right to privacy and confidentiality of your (PHI) protected health information. You have the right to adequate education and counseling regarding your medical condition.
  • You have the right to have all procedures, risks, benefits and alternatives explained and your questions answered in lay language.
  • You have the right to have the effectiveness and possible side effects of medications explained to you.
  • You have the right to see the results of tests and to have the meaning of the test results explained.
  • You have the right to participate in decisions made regarding treatments, medications, procedures and surgery.
  • You have the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law, and the right to receive information on alternatives and the possible consequences of refusing treatment.
  • You have the right to view your medical records, have them explained to you and request copies.
  • You have the right to an explanation of all fees.
  • You have the right to decide whether or not to participate in clinical research studies.

Patient Responsibilities

  • You have the responsibility to give honest, accurate and complete medical history information.
  • You have the responsibility to make sure you understand what the doctor is saying and if you do not understand, to ask questions for clarification.
  • You have the responsibility to follow your doctor’s medical advice and instructions.
  • You have the responsibility to report any significant changes in your health to your doctor.
  • You have the responsibility to respect office policies and procedures.
  • You have the responsibility to keep scheduled appointments or cancel in advance.
  • You have the responsibility to provide accurate insurance billing information and be responsible for payment of personal balances in a timely manner.
  • You have the responsibility to present yourself to this office in a manner that is not offensive to others,      including proper attire and cleanliness.
  • You have the responsibility when in the office or on the telephone, to conduct yourself in a civil manner and not be abusive to the Doctor or Staff.

To Read the Notice of Privacy Practice, Click Here

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