Patient Care

New Patients – currently we are not accepting new patients

Patient Demographic Form >>

If this is your first visit this year please complete a demographic form and bring the completed form with insurance card to the visit. If the information is the same as last year, print name write SAME and sign at the bottom.

Medicare Wellness Forms>>

Please print and complete the forms and bring to your Medicare Wellness visit. If you are unable to print arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment to complete.

Location

To get to Dr. Ginnings office, visit our location and map page which uses google maps to get driving directions

Health Care Plans Some plans cover screening, such as physicals, screening lab, etc, but many do not. Medicare patients need to be aware that most screening labs are not covered under the current Medicare coverage. This will be billed to the patient as a noncovered service. Please discuss this with the office prior to scheduling a routine physical. It is your responsibility to understand your insurance coverage. Please do not expect our office to explain your insurance benefits. If you have questions regarding your coverage, direct these questions to your insurance company or the human resources personnel where you work. As of January 1, 2009, we are no longer a Medicare participating provider. We DO NOT ACCEPT any Medicare Advantage Plans. You may view our list of Insurance Plans Accepted

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm, We close for lunch from 12 to 1:00pm.
Fridays 7:00am to 2:00pm (lunch 11 to 12)

Office Visits Types

Wellness Visits
These visits are about prevention and wellness.  We review your risk factors for various diseases based on age, gender, family history, and lifestyle.  No problems or new symptoms are discussed because insurance does not recognize mixing a wellness visit with a problem oriented visit and will deny the claim for a wellness visit if problems are addressed.

Problem Visits
These address new or old problems you may have such as a cough, sore throat, high blood pressure, diabetes and so on.

Nurse Visits 
These involve nursing procedures prescribed by the doctor at previous visits, but not requiring the doctor’s direct oversight.  Examples include flu shots and blood pressure checks.

Welcome to Medicare Preventative Visits 
You can get this introductory visit only within the first 12 months you have Part B.  This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventative services, including certain screenings, shots, and referrals for other care, if needed.  It also includes:

  • Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements
  • A calculation of your body mass index
  • A simple vision test
  • A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety
  • An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
  • A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventative services you need.  Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventative services.
  • This visit is covered one time in the first 12mo of obtaining Medicare Part B coverage.  You don’t need to have this visit to be covered for yearly Medicare wellness preventative visits.

Yearly Medicare Wellness Preventative Visits

If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get this visit to develop or update a personalized prevention help plan to prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors.  Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment,” as part of this visit.  Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit.  It also includes:

  • A review of your medical and family history
  • Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
  • Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements
  • Detection of any cognitive impairment
  • Personalized health advice
  • A list of risk factors and treatment options for you
  • A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventative services.  Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventative services.

**This visit is covered once every 12 months (11 full months must have passed since the last yearly Medicare wellness preventative visit).

** You pay nothing for the Preventative visit. However, if your Doctor performs additional tests or services during the same visit that are not covered under the preventive benefits, you will have to pay the coinsurance and the Part B deductible applies.

Emergency Care

For problems that you fear may threaten your life or pose serious threats to your immediate health, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911 for assistance. For less urgent problems, call the office during office hours for instructions. Please note, it is your responsibility to notify your insurance company and our office regarding Emergency Room visits, in cases where precertification is required. After hours a physician is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. If you need to contact a doctor after hours, on weekends or holidays for urgent matters only, call 940-387-7441,dial extention #304. The doctor on call will call you back. If you do not get a call within 15 minutes, please call again, since technical problems can occur. If your problem is an emergency, do not waste time calling the doctor. Call 911 or go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room. If your problem is non-urgent and could normally have been handled during office hours, such as routine prescription refills, this may be billed to you as a telephone consult, which may not be covered by your insurance plan.

Prescription Refills

The most efficient way to get prescription refills is to request refills at your appointments with Dr. Ginnings. Dr. Ginnings will then send prescriptions electronically  to the pharmacy.  Call the pharmacy the next day to make sure the refill has been made before going to pick it up. It is best to get your refills done several days prior to running out of medicine. Prescriptions that need to be written for mail order pharmacies should be requested at least 2 weeks before you run out.

Main Points to Remember

  1. Bring your insurance cards to each visit.
  2. Let us know if your insurance company, address, or phone number changes.
  3. Bring co-pay to each visit.
  4. Bring you current medication list or your medications.
  5. Please call if you will be late or cannot make your appointment.
  6. Know the limits of your insurance coverage.

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