Frequently Asked Questions

Patient Schedule

Mon. 8:00am-5:30pm  Tue. 8:00am-5:30pm

Wed. 8:00am-5:30pm

Thur. 8:00am-7:00pm (Windsor)

Fri. 8:00a-12:30pm

Patient Schedule

Mon. 8:00am-5:30pm  Tue. 8:00am-5:30pm

Wed. 8:00am-5:30pm

Thur. 8:00am-7:00pm (Windsor)

Fri. 8:00a-12:30pm

What Information Can Be Found In My Health Records?

Health records are created anytime you visit a health professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, or psychiatrist. The following may be found in your health record:

 

*Your medical history and your family’s medical history

*Labs and x-rays

*Medications prescribed

*Alcohol use and sexual activity

*Details about your lifestyle (smoking, exercise, recreational drug use, high-risk sports, stress levels)

*Doctor/nurse notes

*Results of operations and procedures; Genetic testing

*Research participation

*Driver’s License Information

*Social Security Number

*Financial information such as credit cards and payment info

*Any information you provide on applications for disability, life or accidental insurance with private insurers or government programs

Who Has Access to My Health Records?

More people than you would ever want, including people outside the health care industry including:

*Insurance companies

*Government agencies especially if you receive Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, SSI, Workers Comp or any local, state or federal assistance

*Employers

*Banks, Financial Institutions

*Researchers

*If you are involved in a court case, your health records can be subpoenaed and available to the public

*Marketers

*Drug companies

*Data miners

*Transcribers in and outside the U.S.

*Many health websites collect information about you

Can My Personal Health Information Be Used and Disclosed Without any Notice to Me or Without My Informed Consent at the Time of Treatment?

Yes.

The Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule states that you must receive a Privacy Notice telling you how your personal health information will be used and disclosed. Section 164.520(c) (2) (i) (A).

Privacy Notices are often mistaken for consent forms, but they are simply notices telling you what will happen to your medical records.

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Tel: 252.794.3042

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