What is Family Medicine?
As board-certified family physicians, we are trained to meet the health care needs of men and women of all ages from newborns to the elderly. We have each completed a three-year residency and passed a national exam in Family Medicine after graduation from medical school and are all Board Certified. Additionally, Family Medicine is the only specialty that requires re-certification every seven years.
These are the services we provide:
General and preventive medical care
Pediatric care including newborns to adolescents
Women's Health including office gynecology, pap smears and breast exams
Minor office surgery such as mole removal or suturing lacerations
Sports and school physicals
What if I need to see a specialist?
At times, your family doctor will have you seek the opinion of another medical specialist, but will maintain close contact with the specialist and with you.
How do I schedule an appointment?
We ask that you make an appointment for an office visit by calling during office hours. Please try to call as early in the day as possible so that an appointment for the same day can be made if needed. We understand that our patients have busy schedules. For your convenience, we offer evening hours to better accommodate your needs.
How do I reach my doctor on the telephone?
During office hours, calls will be taken by the receptionist so that patient visits with the doctor are not interrupted. The nurses are qualified to advise you on many common problems. All calls that need physician attention will be forwarded to the doctor and returned as soon as possible. Generally, this will be during the hours of 12-1 pm, 4-5 pm and after 8 pm if the doctor is working in the evening.
How do I get medications refilled?
For your convenience, please have all prescriptions renewed while in the office with the physician. If for some reason, you find you need a refill of medication at some other time, please call Mon-Fri. Although often done in a shorter time period, it is best to allow plenty of time so no errors are made.
What about payment?
Patients should plan to pay for services at the time of visit. You may pay by cash, credit card, or check. If you have a billing concern, please call the Billing Department.
What managed care plans do we accept?
We accept most insurance plans. Please acquaint yourself with your own insurance plan so that we can provide the proper referrals when needed. If you request a referral to a specialist, most managed care plans require that you be seen first at this office by your primary care physician. Non-emergency referrals require 2-3 working days to issue through your insurance to ensure coverage. Requests for referrals can be made by calling the Referral Department.
What do I do in an emergency when the office is closed?
By calling our office number you will be instructed on how to reach answering service.
Does Hunterdon Family Physicians offer all needed travel immunizations?
Physicians at Hunterdon Family Physicians can evaluate your travel immunizations needs and administer them to you, including meningitis, typhoid, yellow fever, Hepatitis B and tetanus vaccines. Please schedule a travel consultation with your doctor well in advance.
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