Clinic.Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates.

Office care

Office visits and procedures are scheduled by appointment. Our schedulers are available help you schedule your appointment by calling (412) 232-8104 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you notify our office at least 24 hours in advance, so we may make your appointment time available to others.

Prior to your scheduled appointment:

  1. We will mail to you or you may print from this website (add link to patient medical history record and patient information questionnaire & consent forms) a patient medical history record form and a patient information questionnaire & consent form.   Please complete and bring these forms with you on the day of your appointment. This information will become part of your permanent, confidential record.
  2. We will also need the results of any testing done prior to your evaluation by our physicians. Please complete an authorization for release of information requesting your medical records be forwarded to us.
  3. Your referring doctor will automatically be sent documentation of your visit, including all test results, unless you instruct otherwise.

We feel it is important for you and your family to understand your medical condition and diagnostic tests in order to achieve a successful treatment plan. We have many free pamphlets and videotapes on various topics available for you to take home. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or request additional information from the doctor, nurse or the clinical staff.

We encourage that you use this website for general information purposes and contact us at 412-232-8104 with your questions and comments.

(Please keep in mind that communications via email over the internet are not secure. Although it is unlikely, there is a possibility that information you include in an email can be intercepted and read by other parties besides the person to whom it is addressed. Please do not include personal identifying information such as your birth date, or personal medical information in any emails you send to us. No one can diagnose your condition from email or other written communications, and communication via our website cannot replace the relationship you have with a physician or another healthcare practitioner.)

We try our best to stay on schedule for appointments, but unfortunately emergencies sometimes do arise. If we are seriously delayed, we will attempt to notify you. We ask your patience if you have to wait; we do value your time and will do everything possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions will generally be e prescribed to your pharmacy by your doctor at the time of your visit. Please feel free to inquire about the availability of samples of your medication.

If you need a refill between visits, please call us between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:00PM at (412) 232-8104 with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Pharmacy telephone number
  3. The name of your medicine, including dosage and frequency.

It is office policy, complying with quality standards-of-care, that we do not refill prescriptions for patients that have not been seen within the previous year. In this case, if you are on a maintenance dose of a drug, you will be given a sufficient refill amount until you are able to make arrangements to be seen for a follow-up visit.

Refill requests may take up to 2 weeks to honor.

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