About Us

What is a Doctor of Internal Medicine?

We are Doctors of Internal Medicine. We are different from other doctors because we specialize in adult health care. We do not deliver babies or treat children. We do not do operations. We spend at least three years of our medical schooling learning about adults. We learn how to prevent, find and treat illness in adults. We are ready to care for any adult sickness, no matter how common or strange it is. We are not family physicians. Family physicians do not focus on adults. We are not general practitioners, both of these types of physicians deliver babies and treat children. We take care of people from their teen years through old age. We manage your care even when other doctors are involved. Often other doctors ask us for help with their own patients. That gives us the nickname, "The Doctor's Doctor".

Our Mission

Patient service comes first- the ultimate purpose of this office can be stated in four words TO HELP THE PATIENT.
Our mission is to provide the best health care possible for our patients. We are committed to:

  • Helping our patients with whatever their problems or concerns may be.
  • Helping our patients with whatever their problems or concerns may be.
  • Having a clean safe environment.
  • Being courteous, kind and caring to all our patients and their families.
  • Having our employees present a professional atmosphere in their attire, actions and words.
  • Be accessible to our patients.
  • Being helpful and understanding regarding billing and insurance problems.

Office Routine

We see patients from 9:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients are seen by appointment only, and every effort is made to stay on schedule. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment, if you are going to be delayed or are unable to keep your appointment please call as soon as possible. Also, please bring your medications with you for the medical staff to review.

Ancillary Services

Lab Services
We have a full service lab in our office, it is open for walk-in services from 7:45 — 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday 9:00 — 10:00 a.m.

Bone Density
We have a Hologic Bone Density Machine available for scans that help in the detection of osteoporosis.

Health Care Costs

There is much discussion now about controlling health care costs. We try to avoid unnecessary and expensive tests by relying on the traditional internists' skills of history taking and careful physical examination. Since the best way to control cost is to catch problems early when they can be dealt with easily and without unnecessary hospitalization, we suggest you plan on regular check-up visits.

Fees & Insurance

Payment is due at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. We participate in many insurance plans, please call our office to see if we participate with your insurance plan. The arrangements you have with your insurance company are strictly your own. If the amount of coverage is only a percentage of the fee, then it is your responsibility to make up the difference. Our billing department will gladly assist you with any account questions. Please bring your insurance card(s) with you to every visit to ensure proper billing.

Advance Directives

You are the best person to make decisions about your medical care. However, illness or injury may render you unable to communicate. We encourage you to discuss your treatment preferences with us in advance. If you decide to execute a Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, or Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) request, the office can provide appropriate forms for your use. Please provide copies for us to include in your chart.

Late / Cancellation / Missed Appointment Policy

If you are more than fifteen (15) minutes late for a scheduled appointment the physician may not be able to see you that day. We require twenty-four (24) hours advance notice to cancel an appointment. There may be a $40.00 charge for missed appointments.