Q: Will Dr. Patellis be participating in the MDVIP program?
A: No. Dr. Patellis has no plans to participate
in this program.
Q: Which hospital is Dr. Patellis affiliated with?
A: Dr. Patellis
utilizes the services of the hospitalists at both Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville/Madison Hospitals.
How does Dr. Patellis handle emergencies after office hours?
A: If there is a life threatening emergency
after hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If there is a serious situation that you feel needs
Dr. Patellis' immediate attention, you can call the office number and you will be instructed on how to get in touch with the
Q: Which lab does Dr. Patellis use?
A: As of October 30, 2015 we started doing
all routine labs in-house. More complex labs are sent out to Labcorp. If you insurance requires you
to use a different lab, please let our staff know and we will be glad to accommodate your request.
Are walk-ins accepted?
A: No, but our office will make every effort to "work-in" existing
patients. Please call the office so that our staff can tell you the best time to come.
How does Dr. Patellis handle medication refills?
A: Please make every effort to get your prescriptions
refilled during your follo-up visit, however, if you have a medication that you need refilled outside your normal appointment,
call the office number and leave a message on our Prescription Line. If there are no issues, your prescription will
be refilled within 24-48 hours. Please note that Narcotics and other Controlled Substances require you to be seen by
Dr. Patellis for refills.
Q: Does Dr. Patellis manage chronic pain?
Patellis would love to be your physician and care for all your needs, however, if you have a condition that reuqires long-term
pain medication, you will be referred to on of the local pain specialists. Dr. Patellis will continue to provide all
other aspects of your care.