505 Mount Pleasant Road
Thomson, Georgia 30824
Appointments: (706) 595-1461

Patient Responsibilities

McDuffie Medical Associates wants to be a trusting partnership between a doctor-led healthcare team and an informed patient. It includes an agreement between the doctor and the patient that acknowledges the role of each in a total healthcare.

We trust you, our patient, to:

  • Tell us what you know about your health and illnesses
  • Tell us about your needs and concerns
  • Take part in planning your care
  • Follow the care plan that is agreed upon, or let us know why you cannot so that we can try to help or change the plan
  • Tell us what medications you are taking and ask for  refill at your office visit when you need one
  • Let us know when you see other doctors and what medications they put you on or change
  • Ask others to send us a report about your care when you see them
  • Learn about your insurance so you know what it covers
  • Respect us as individuals and partners in your care
  • Keep your appointment as scheduled, or call and let us know when you cannot
  • Pay your share of the visit fee when you are seen in the office
  • Provide us with accurate contact information and current insurance card
  • Give us feedback so we can improve our services

As we build your Medical Home you will notice some changes in the way we provide care, but many things will stay the same. We will continue to:

  • Provide you with your own doctor who knows you and your family
  • Respect you as an individual-we will not make judgments based on race, religion, sex or disability
  • Respect your privacy-your medical information will not be shared with anyone unless you give us permission or it is required by law
  • Provide care given by a team of people led by your doctor Give the care you need when you need it
  • Give the care that meets your needs and fits with your goals and values
  • Give care that is based on quality and safety
  • Have a doctor call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Take care of short illness, long-term disease and give advice to help you stay healthy
  • Tell you about your health and illness in a way that you can understand

Forms

Forms you may need to sign when you come in our office:
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Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgment form
Financial Policy form
Request for Medical Records

"Medicare Annual Wellness Visit" and What to Expect

As you may be aware, beginning January 1, 2011, Medicare will now provide coverage for an “Annual Wellness Visit” in addition to the one-time “Welcome to Medicare” exam. We commend Medicare on its efforts to implement this important new prevention benefit and know that this will be valuable to our patients.

Click to Learn more about Medicare Annual Wellness Visits