July 27, 2012

health families

Health Tip: OSI rule

Avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake. Smoking and heavy alcohol use reduce your bone mass and increase your risk for broken bones.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Results & Refills

Test Results

X-ray of elbowIn order to determine your specific health care problem, your physician may order a variety of diagnostic tests. Routine tests, such as X-rays, may be performed in our office. However, your physician may order more complex tests, such as an MRI or CAT scan, to diagnose your problem. Area hospitals and free-standing diagnostic centers often perform these tests and bill separately for these services.

Test results are sent to your physician, who usually will discuss this information and a treatment plan with you at a follow-up office visit.


Requests for prescription refills are taken Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please ask your pharmacy to contact our office to refill your prescriptions. No prescription requests are taken after hours or on weekends.