To ensure you get the most out of your appointment at Synergy Medical, we have created an Appointment Menu. Addressing all the concerns in a single visit is not possible if enough time is not allotted for the appointment. The estimated times listed below are meant to guide the appointment making process. If you have any questions, please speak with any of our team members. They will be happy to assist you in creating an appointment that best meets your expectations.
For established or patients new to our practice
For patients coming to our clinic for the first time to establish with one of our providers. Even if you have seen one of our providers in the past, this appointment type will be required to set up your plan of care at our facility.
This visit is for established patients who are returning to discuss test results, lab analysis, or tolerance of their current treatment plan.This is typically twice a year. Depending on traveling and second residences, this may be annually. Additional lab tests, ancillary service referrals or consultations may result in a longer appointment time needed.
An acute illness or disease process that is not currently being treated. It may involve an acute flare of a chronic medical condition that requires a new treatment regimen.
Athletes ages 12 and older requiring clearance for participation in school, recreational, travel or competitive sports. TSSAA forms provided by our office.
For established patients only
The intention of this exam is prevention and health risk assessment. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 created this visit for insurance beneficiaries to ensure they are receiving all preventative services covered. It does not include chronic medical problems or existing issues. If you require medication refills, lab orders, medical supplies or referrals, a separate visit can be made the day of this appointment to address any chronic conditions.
All patients on two or more high-risk medications are required to attend one of these visits annually. In October 2016, the FDA reported "Medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually." Your medication list will be reviewed prior to your appointment. You will sit down with our Pharmacist/Physician for an education session on drug interactions, side effects, & suggestions on how to decrease adverse drug reactions.
For any patient requesting refills for a chronic pain syndrome requiring longer than six weeks of therapy. Patients on a combination of benzodiazepines and opioids are required to be seen in the office to obtain their narcotic refill. Issues addressed will be frequency, area and behavior of pain, tolerance/efficacy of regimen, depression, adjuvant therapies, life style modifications, imaging, referrals and potential drug interactions. **This does not apply to patients on palliative regimens.
Diabetic shoes require special paperwork for insurance coverage. A dedicated visit will be needed for these exams to incorporate all the information necessary for documentation. Refills and other chronic conditions will not be provided during this visit. However, we will be more than happy to make you follow-up visit to discuss any additional needs or concerns.
A summative review of the medical, physical, psychological, financial and social aspect of the patient. The patient or provider may request this type of visit to clarify goals of treatment or address concerns. The patient must be present during this type of appointment and family members/caregivers are encouraged to attend. We believe an assessment of the patient’s care plan with a team approach is best way to improve quality of life
After a change in the level of care (NH, hospital, rehab) this visit type is required by some insurances after discharge from higher levels of care.
If you are on chronic oxygen or CPAP/BiPAP requiring documentation for insurance purposes, you may be requested by our staff to make an appointment to meet these strict documentation criteria. Refills and other chronic conditions will not be provided during this visit. However, we will be more than happy to make you follow-up visit to discuss any additional needs or concerns.
A lab appointment for patients on Coumadin (warfarin). PT/INR (finger stick), blood pressure, heart rate check, and any adjustments in medication warranted will be made at this point of care visit.
Patients will be assisted by one of our lab/nursing staff to provide a prompt and pleasant experience so you can be on your way quickly.
Our team members will be happy to assist making you an appointment that best meets your needs. Appointment times are estimates may be adjusted to best utilize your time.