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The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are closed from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for lunch.
In most situations, we are able call in your prescription to a pharmacy. To expedite the process, please have the following information ready to provide to our staff at the time of your call:
Please allow us enough time to access your chart, forward it to the doctor, and telephone the pharmacist. In some cases, we may request you call the pharmacist who can then call the doctor directly.
Depending on the laboratory and/or the type of test you have performed, it takes anywhere from a few moments to several hours to a couple of days or weeks for our office to receive the results.
Please have the following information available when calling our office for test results:
Once our staff receives the results, they are forwarded to the appropriate physician and you will then be notified. The doctors are not always able to return calls as quickly as they would like. Test results may not be released until a doctor has had an opportunity to review them.
Many managed-care health insurance plans require patients to obtain a referral before visiting a specialist. Other plans require no referrals. Each plan is different.
Educate yourself about YOUR health insurance plan. Be sure to understand the terms of your coverage and the necessity - or lack thereof - of obtaining referrals and what services are or are not allowed under your plan.
Your insurance carrier has entered into contracts with certain diagnostic centers for services. This may limit your options as to what lab or imaging center you can use. It is important for you to know who participates with your plan.
While we are happy to assist you with your insurance, we cannot accept responsibility for knowing all of the details of your coverage. Please contact the customer relations department of your carrier to learn more about the details of your health insurance plan. The telephone number is typically listed on your insurance card. Insurance company representatives are far better prepared than our administrative staff to answer questions regarding your health plan coverage.
If you have an insurance that requires a referral, it may be beneficial to request one as soon as you have scheduled your appointment with Central Maryland Urology. Some primary care offices may take up to two weeks to process your request. If you do not have a referral, there is the possibility that you will not be seen by a physician.
Insurance policy dictates that co-pays be collected at the time of visit. Please check your policy for your co-pay amount and be prepared to pay at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, VISA® and MasterCard®.
Striving to stay "on time" benefits patients as well as physicians. Although office and surgical emergencies may adversely affect schedules and occasionally result in unpredictable waiting periods, we do our best to minimize the impact to patients.
You can help by accurately and completely advising the scheduler why you want to see the doctor when you are making an appointment. The length of your appointment time is based on your candid discussion with that staff member. Arranging an appointment for a routine follow-up and then advising the doctor that a new problem has occurred in the last week while you are in the exam room, may have a negative impact on the schedule for the remainder of the day. Feel free to call and update our staff if you feel you may need more time with the doctor than you had originally planned.
A decision to close the office is taken very seriously after careful consideration for the safety of our patients and our staff.
We do not follow the local school closings. In the event the office is closed due to bad weather, you will receive a telephone call from one of our staff. If you are unsure of the status of your appointment and have not heard from us, please feel free to contact the office at 410-772-7000. If the office is in fact closed, the answering service will pass along that information to you.
Weigh the necessity of your visit against the risk of the trip. Your well-being comes first, and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date. If you do plan to venture out, please use extreme caution, especially in the parking lots and sidewalks. If we are open, and you don't call, we can only assume you are planning to keep your appointment.
Central Maryland Urology Associates and the Columbia Urological Surgery Center are closed for the following holidays:
We strive every day to provide the best possible urology care for all of our patients and meeting the needs of other healthcare providers. Sometimes processes in our offices may not meet your expectations. If that is the case, we want to hear from you. Please call 410.772.7000. The practice administrator will assist you with any of your concerns.
Be sure to arrive with a full bladder 15-20 minutes in advance of your visit. Patients arriving more than 10 minutes late to an appointment may be rescheduled.
There is a $25 charge for missed appointments or visits canceled less then 24 hours in advance.
Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.