Can I schedule a Preventive Medicine visit (Annual Physical) as a new patient?
Yes. However, be aware that these visits focus primarily on preventive medicine. Although your physician may have time to discuss problems which you might be having, you will probably need to schedule additional appointments if there are other issues. Please check to make sure your insurance covers preventive medicine services.
Do I have to schedule a doctor visit even though I think I know what I have?
Yes. No treatment will be prescribed over the phone. Your physician must evaluate you to determine a proper diagnosis before rendering any form of treatment including medications
What if I need a referral? What information do I need to give to my insurance company if I have a referral?
Before you schedule an appointment or see a specialist outside of Quad Cities Medical Group Family Care, please contact your health insurance company. Many times a referral is needed in order for the patient to see a physician other than his/her primary care physician. Also, be sure that the specialist accepts your type of insurance, so you know your financial responsibility. Should you require a referral please contact our nurse.
Appointment lengths vary based on the service being provided. Routine office visits are 15 minutes for established patients and 30 minutes for new patients. Pap smears, full physicals and procedures require longer appointment times.
How long are your appointments?
May I request longer than routine appointment if I have multiple issues.
Yes. If you wish to cancel your appointment, we ask you do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you cancel your appointment 24 hours or less in advance or you do not show up, you will be charged a $30.00 fee.
Do you charge for no shows?
Can I schedule appointments for other people?
Yes, but walk-ins take lower precedence than emergencies, scheduled appointments and work-ins. It is best to call in advance to get a work-in to be quickly.