Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- To receive considerate and respectful care and attention.
- To be given complete information regarding your diganosis, treatment options and prognosis.
- To receive answers to questions in understandable terms.
- To have an accompanying individual interact on your behalf or accompany you during examinations or treatments at your request.
- To receive information about any procedure or treatment from your physician prior to giving consent to start that procedure, with the exception of emergencies.
- To be given the opportunity to refuse any treatment.
- To have your medical care, consultation, and treatment records be kept confidential.
- To review or receive a copy of your record upon request.
- To receive a timely appointment or an appropriate alternative.
- To be given information relative to the handling of your account and to receive an itemized bill upon request.
- To offer suggestions and issue complaints without compromising access to future care.
- To keep scheduled appointments or notify the office in advance if scheduling changes become necessary.
- To fully disclose, to the best of your knowledge, your complete medical history or circumstances which may affect your health or medical care.
- To follow the prescribed course of treatment and to ask questions when you do not understand instructions.
- To report to your physician any unexpected changes in your condition as related to current treatment.
- To be responsible for any results of refusing treatment or failure to follow instructions.
- To be financially responsible for medical care and treatment.
- To be respectful of physician and staff.