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Full surgical services are offered including robotically assisted hysterectomy, operative laparoscopy,” etc. “Click here for info on Robotic Surgery

Special Services
arrow On-site 3D-4D Ultrasound
arrow On-site osteoporosis screening
arrow Nutritional counseling
arrow Surgical correction of pelvic support problems
arrow Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
arrow Yearly gynecological examination, including pap testing
arrow Bioidentical Hormone Therapy


Office Hours and Appointments
Office hours are daily, Monday through Thursday.
8 A.M. - 12 noon,
1:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Please contact our office during regular business hours to schedule appointments, or for any questions or concerns.
Although the office is closed on Friday, appointments can still be scheduled by calling (989) 791-9100.

Once an appointment is scheduled, that time has been reserved especially for you. If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance so we can accommodate the needs of our other patients.

To schedule an appointment please call the office.



Payment and Insurances
Payment is due at the time service is rendered. We accept Visa and Master Card as well as personal checks and cash. If your visit is covered by health insurance, we will be happy to submit that bill for you. We ask you to please bring your current insurance cards to all appointments and be aware that it is your responsibility to understand what your contract covers. You will be expected to pay any deductibles, co-pays or fees for non-covered services at the conclusion of your appointment.

Our medical professionals participate with many insurance plans including:
arrow All Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
    including Blue Care Network
arrow Aetna
arrow Cofinity
arrow Health Care Alliance Plan
arrow Health Plus
arrow Medicaid
arrow Medicare
arrow Meritain Health
arrow Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
arrow Meritain Health

If your plan is not listed here, please contact our office or contact your insurance company directly.

 

HIPAA NOTICE of PRIVACY PRACTICES

Effective date: 4-14-2003

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS NOTICE PLEASE CONTACT THE PRIVACY OFFICER OF RUSSELL MD AND MEYER MD PC.


OUR OBLIGATION
We are required by law to:

  • Maintain the privacy of protected health information
  • Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding health information about you
  • Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION
Described as follows are the ways we may use and disclose health information that identifies you ("Health Information"). Except for the following purposes, we will use and disclose Health Information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to our practice's privacy officer.

TREATMENT. We may use and disclose Health Information for your treatment and to provide you with treatment related health care services. For example, we may disclose Health Information to doctors, nurses, technicians or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide you with medical care.

PAYMENT. We may use and disclose Health Information so that we or others may bill and receive payment from you, an insurance company, or a third party for the treatment and services you received. For example, we may give your health plan information so that they will pay for your treatment.

HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS. We may use and disclose health information for health care operation purposes. These uses and disclosures are necessary to make sure that all of our patients receive quality care and to operate and manage our office. For example, we may use and disclose information to make sure the obstetric or gynecologic care your receive is of the highest quality. We also may share information with other entities that have a relationship with you (for example, your health plan) for their health care operation activities.

APPOINTMENT REMINDERS, TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES, AND HEALTH-RELATED BENEFITS AND SERVICES. We may use and disclose Health Information to contact you and to remind you that you have an appointment with us. We also may use and disclose Health Information to tell you abut treatment alternatives or health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN YOUR CARE OR PAYMENT FOR YOUR CARE. When appropriate, we may share Health Information with a person who is involved in your medical care or payment for your care, such as your family or a close friend. We also may notify your family about your location or general condition or disclose such information to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort.

RESEARCH. Under certain circumstances, we may use and disclose Health Information for research. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health of patients who received one treatment to those who received another for the same condition. Before we use or disclose Health Information for research, the project will go through a special approval process. Even without special approval, we may permit researchers to look at records to help them identify patients who may be included in their research project or for other similar purposes, as long as they do not remove or take a copy of any Health Information.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS
AS REQUIRED BY LAW. We will disclose Health Information when required to do so by international, federal, state or local law.

TO AVERT A SERIOUS THREAT TO HEALTH OR SAFETY. We may use and disclose Health Information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Disclosures, however, will be made only to someone who may able to prevent the threat.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATES. We may disclose Health Information to our business associates that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services if the information is necessary for such functions or services. For example, we may use another company to perform billing services on our behalf. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of your information and are not allowed to use or disclose any information other than as specified in our contract.

ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION. If you are an organ donor, we may use or release Health Information to organizations that handle organ procurement or other entities engaged in procurement; banking or transportation of organs, eyes, or tissues to facilitate organ, eye or tissue donation; and transplantation.

All patients are entitle to a paper copy of this notice.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE. We reserve the right to change this notice and make the new notice apply to Health Information we already have as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of our current notice at our office. The notice with contain the effective date on the first page, in the top right hand corner.

COMPLAINTS. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our office or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with our office, contact the PRIVACY OFFICE, RUSSELL, MD and MEYER, MD, PC. All complaints are to be made in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.





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