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Clinic Hours

Internal Medicine Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic laboratory actually opens at 7 a.m. each day to draw lab samples ordered by your physician. The clinic is closed on major holidays.

Appointments

Appointments to see your physician can be made by calling (601) 483-5322.

Please give at least 24 hours notice if you must cancel or reschedule your appointment. This will allow us to schedule another patient that may need to see the physician sooner than their scheduled appointment.

Please bring all of your medications and your insurance information with you each time you come for a physician appointment.

You may be given special instructions when appointments are made for lab work or diagnostic studies. For example, you may be asked to fast after midnight the day of your appointment, or you may be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Lab and Diagnostic Tests

It is best that lab work or any diagnostic studies be performed at least three days prior to your physician appointment. This will ensure that the results will be ready for your physician to review with you at the time of your appointment. If it is not possible for you to come to the clinic prior to your appointment date, we will make every effort to complete your lab work or diagnostic test prior to your appointment time on the day of your appointment .When this is not possible, your nurse will notify you of your test results by telephone or mail. If you have not received your test results within five business days of the date performed, please call the clinic and ask to speak with your nurse.

Telephone Calls

Dialing (601) 483-5322 will connect you with the IMC switchboard. Your call will be screened so that your message can reach its appropriate destination.

If you need to speak to a nurse, a message will be taken. The message and your medical record will be delivered to your nurse. She will attempt to call you back within four hours. Please be aware that it may be longer depending on the availability of your physician or nurse.

If you need to speak to the business office regarding an insurance issue or status of your account, you may call them directly at (601) 693-7307.

If you have an emergency situation, you should go to the nearest emergency room. Your physician will be contacted by the ER.

Prescription Refills

Call (601) 483-5322 and state that you need a prescription refilled. Your message and chart will be delivered to your physician. Please allow 24 hours for your prescription to be filled by your pharmacy. Routine prescription refill calls should be made between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..

If you need a prescription refill for a mail order pharmacy, we will write the prescription and either mail it to you or you may pick it up at the clinic reception desk during normal operating hours. Please allow 48 hours for you request to be completed.

Visit with a Nurse

If you wish to speak with a nurse in person, please register at the reception desk. Your nurse will be notified that you are here. Your medical record will be retrieved and given to your nurse. Please be patient as your nurse may be busy assisting other patients who are seeing your physician.

Request to Complete Medical Forms

Please allow seven business days for completion of forms such as disability, medication assistance, etc. Completion of forms requires your nurse and physician to review medical records and complete forms. We receive multiple requests and patient appointments and hospital rounds have priority. There is a fee for the completion of most forms.

After Hours Care

After 5 p.m. your call will be handled by our answering service. They will direct your call to the appropriate physician. Please leave a telephone number where you may be reached. If you have an emergency situation, you should go to the nearest emergency room. The ER will contact the appropriate physician.