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Getting Ready for your Appointment & Additional Info

Our schedule helps us see many patients each day. We strive to stay on time and appreciate your prompt arrival for your appointment. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete any necessary paperwork. New patients are to arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. If you are late, it may be necessary to
reschedule your appointment.  We ask for a 24-hour cancellation notice if you can’t make your appointment. If you do not cancel within 24-hours, this is considered a “no-show” appointment. If a patient “no-shows” three appointments or if a patient “no-shows” their new patient appointment, we may not reschedule them unless approved by the physician or practice administrator. If you arrive past your scheduled appointment time you may be asked to reschedule.

Our phone number is 402-464-9000. Our receptionist will be available to direct your call during business hours. Your physician’s nurse will also be available by phone for medical questions or concerns. If you are directed to a voice mail, please leave a message, as calls are returned throughout the day. If you call after business hours, our answering service will take a message for you. Our phones are turned off for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily.

We use an electronic prescription system. If you need refills, we encourage you to contact your pharmacy and your pharmacy will request the refills electronically. To improve your care, we request one week notice on your refills. We may not renew your prescriptions if you have not recently been seen by your physician. For narcotics or pain medications, we again encourage refills from your pharmacy. We expect at least a one week notice, as these medications need to be prescribed by your own physician. Our policy is that there will not be any early refills. We will not refill after business hours and will not replace any narcotics or pain medications that are lost or stolen.

Please call before you start out if the weather is bad, to make sure we are open. If we do end up closing, our phone message, website, Facebook and/or Instagram pages will have that information. If you have a scheduled appointment, we will call you later to reschedule.

Every U.S. citizen is now required under the federally mandated Affordable Care Act to be enrolled in a health insurance plan. Our clinic policy will be to assist in filing health insurance claims for our patients who have health insurance coverage.

Please call with any billing and/or insurance questions you may have. We participate with many insurance carriers including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Midlands Choice, United Healthcare, UMR, Aetna and several other PPO organizations. However, we recommend you contact your insurance carrier for specific coverage details. We do accept Medicare assignment.

If you have a per visit co-pay under your insurance, you will be required to pay that co-pay at the time of your visit. If your insurance has a high deductible or co-insurance, we will request payments to be made at each visit. Patients without health insurance will be subject to our full charges for all services and will need to come prepared to pay at the time of service.
Cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted. There is a $35.00 charge for all returned checks.

We will offer selected samples of medications as available. We do have access to patient assistance medication programs offered by some drug companies to help with costs of drugs for our patients who qualify.

We have resources available to help you learn about diseases and treatments. Remember that we are on your team – and that you LEAD the team. We are focused on patient success at R&O.

Our doctors will be available for rheumatologic hospital consultations if needed. If you need to be in the hospital, your hospital care will be coordinated by your primary care doctor, or an in-patient specialist, who will consult with either of our doctors.

We do not have a lab at R&O. We use Physicians Lab, LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics as our primary labs. If you would prefer to have your labs drawn at a different location, we are more than happy to accommodate your request. Please check the back of your insurance card, as there may be a preferred lab for your policy.

Physicians Laboratory

7441 O St, Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402-488-7710      Fax: 402-488-6941

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday 8:00am-12pm

http://physlab.com/ 

                                                                                               

LabCorp

5340 South St, Lincoln, NE 68506    

Phone: 402-465-1982    Fax: 402-465-1998  

Hours: Monday – Friday 7am-5pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

https://www.labcorp.com/         

 

Quest Diagnostics

1001 S 70th St, Ste 111, Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 224-306-7577    Fax 402-484-6451 

Hours:   Monday – Friday 6:30am-11am & 11:30am-3pm

https://www.questdiagnostics.com

There is no need to make an appointment.  You can get labs drawn at your convenience during normal business hours.

Our DXA scanner is available during business hours to measure your bone density. You can expect a questionnaire to assess your risk factors followed by a quick, low-radiation, painless scan of your low back and hip bones.

R&O has an x-ray machine to help us diagnose many types of arthritis. Please call ahead of time if you need your x-rays sent to another physician. We can make a disk or also push the images to Advanced Medical Imaging.

Referrals

We are currently accepting new patients by physician referral only.