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Please help us in welcoming Jamie Sievers, PA to our practice.  Jamie joined us in November and has hit the ground running!  Jamie will work alongside Dr. Patellis and be available to address your needs during Dr. Patellis' upcoming deployment.  

Events and Seminars

Periodically, we will host an event to sponsor or assist our patients with chronic disease such as diabetes.


Ask the Doctor

In this section, we will provide answers to the most common questions that we encounter.

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.  
Q:  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 Dr. 
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.   
Q:   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. 
Q:   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? 
A:   Dr. 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. 

Tennessee Valley Internal Medicine * 
382 Slaughter Road
 * Madison * AL * 35758

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