Patient’s Bill of Rights

 As patient and physician, ours is more than a relationship, it’s a partnership. To ensure this, we have lived by the following principles:

  • A patient has the right to know what his or her condition is, what are the risks associated and reasonable treatment options.
  • We will keep the patient updated on their condition, results and course of treatment all the while working with them as a team for the betterment of the patient.
  • A patient has a right to have their condition explained in words they understand and not just medical terminology.
  • A patient has the right to know our qualifications and experiences.
  • A patient has the right to consult other doctors without us being insulted or angry in any case where the patient seeks another opinion.
  • A patient has a right to understand our fees.
  • We will only recommend surgery when the patient’s condition warrants and/or we feel conservative treatment options have been exhausted.
  • If a patient feels that we have not provided them with our best efforts, please make this known. We cannot guarantee results of treatment, but we can guarantee you our best efforts to treat you honestly and fairly.
  • If financial hardships develop, please do not hesitate to notify the front office and we will do our best to work with you to come up with a beneficial solution.
  • Considerate respectful care at all times and under all circumstances with recognition of your personal dignity, just as you would hopefully treat our physicians and staff.
  • Personal and informational privacy, within the law.
  • Confidentiality of records and disclosures. Except when required by law, you have the right to approve or refuse the release of records.
  • Impartial access to treatment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or disability.
  • Know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service to you.