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- Interoffice Testing |
- Coumadin and Prothrombin Time
Macomb|Oakland Adult Medicine aims to provide you with comprehensive health care, to keep you well and care for you when you are sick. We want to be a partner in your health, helping you to learn to prevent illness and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We will teach you how to manage your chronic condition so you stay well.
- Complete physicals
- Health maintenance
- Lung function testing
- Cancer screening
- Biopsies, suturing, wart removal
- Health education
Our office participates with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. In addition, each doctor participates with different insurance plans.
If we participate with your insurance, we will gladly submit all claims for you. Please be sure to bring your insurance card and forms with you to your appointments, and notify us if your insurance plan changes.back to top ^
If you are not covered, are responsible for a co-pay or deductible, or if we don't participate with your insurance plan, we appreciate your payment at the time of your visit. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Antibiotics generally will not be given over the phone. People with symptoms of sinus or respiratory infections should be examined, which can be done by a doctor in an urgent care center.back to top ^
Narcotic-containing medications CANNOT be given over the phone, or electronically prescribed, under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Tylenol #3 and #4
Benzodiazepines WILL NOT be given over the phone under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- Valium (diazepam)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Serax (oxazepam)
- Halcion (triazolam)
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide)
If you need blood tests, we will draw it in our office and send it to the appropriate lab. Depending on your insurance policy, there are some tests that we are able to perform in the office. These tests include CBC, cholesterol, hemoglobin-A1C (diabetes check) and urinalysis. We are also able to do EKGs and pulmonary function studies in the office.
Patients who come to our office may only have their Protimes checked in one of two ways:
- By the Anti-Coagulation Management Services (AMS) run by Beaumont Hospitals. This service costs $60 per quarter (usually out of pocket) and is run by pharmacists at Beaumont Hospital. You will have your blood drawn at the hospital lab.
- In our office with management by our doctors. In this case, you must have the blood drawn in our office. We will not follow values drawn in outside labs, either at Beaumont or elsewhere.
The test in our office is performed by a fingerstick blood draw and a physician will make a decision on whether the value is adequate or the dose needs to be changed instantly. You may come in to have your INR checked at any time when the office is open. You do not need an appointment.
The physician you see may or may not be your regular doctor, but all the physicians in the practice are skilled in adjusting doses of Coumadin. You will be told when to return for another check before you leave.