Peterson Women’s Associates

PWA – Patient Information

Welcome! We are so glad that you have decided to become a part of our practice. Our goal is to provide you with excellent healthcare in a friendly and compassionate environment. Please take a moment to become familiar with our office’s policies and guidelines.

First Time Visit:
Please arrive at least 10 – 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. A nurse will go over
your past medical history. Please bring all of your medications in their original containers. If you have co-pay or have not yet met your deductible, please be prepared to pay it when you check in at the front desk. If you are a self-pay patient, payment will be collected after you see the doctor. Payment is due at the time of service.

Follow-Up Visits:
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your schedule appointment time. It is our goal for you to be ready to see your physician on time. Follow-ups are scheduled based on the particular needs of specific disease processes. If you have multiple chronic illnesses, you may be scheduled for multiple follow-up visits.

Late Arrivals:
We all run late sometimes. In the event that you are late for your appointment, we will try our best to work you back in to the schedule. Depending on how busy we are, you may be required to reschedule your appointment.

Appointment Cancellations:
We understand that sometimes plans change. We ask that you reschedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance so that we may give that time to someone else. Although unexpected events may necessitate missing an appointment, if you miss 2 appointments without following the cancellation protocol then you will be charged $25.00. If you miss 3 appointments without following the cancellation protocol, you may be dismissed from the practice. You will receive a written warning notification if you miss 2 appointments.

Sick Visits:
Established patients who need acute care should call as early in the day as possible so that we can accommodate you. Patients are seen by appointment only. Depending on the availability of your physician, you may be asked to see another provider.

Medication Refills:
For non-emergency, and routine medication refills, please allow 48 hours and ask your pharmacy to send us a refill request. Also, please let a nurse or physician know if you need a 90 day prescription. Narcotic medications will only be written for a 30 day supply at a time. Additional refills to the original prescription will be at the doctor’s discretion. Early refills will not be given. You may be requested to contact your pharmacy to ask them to fax a refill request to our office to assure that exact fill dates are documented accurately. You may also be asked for a follow-up appointment for certain refill requests.

You may reach the ON-CALL PMA Physician by calling our office at 830-258-7762 and following the instructions as given.
Please remember that your appointment is to focus on your medical needs. If your family member, who is also our patient, has any medical needs (including medication refills), we will be happy to schedule an appointment for them at the conclusion of your office visit. As a courtesy, please turn off or silence your cell phone during your office visit.

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