Mid-America Rheumatology Consultants P.A. is a consultative specialty practice. After you are referred by your primary care physician, our physicians will cooperate in your treatment program with your referring physician and will assist in managing your care. If you do not have a primary care physician, our office will assist you in finding a physician.
Mid-America Rheumatology Consultants
Regular office hours are from 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. We have the capability to receive messages after business hours, and will return your call as soon as possible.
As a new patient, the doctor will want to obtain as much information about you as possible. To obtain an accurate diagnosis, there are certain laboratory and x-ray procedures that may be done at the time of your initial appointment.
You will probably be scheduled for a return appointment to review test results. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions of the physician.
Patients are seen by appointment only. Please try to call as early as possible to reserve a time. If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, reasonable notice must be given to the office to reschedule at least 24 hours in advance; or at least 24 hours notice must be given to the office to reschedule. This gives us the opportunity to use the time for another patient who may be in need of care.
Refills will be handled during office hours. So that we may serve our patients as promptly and efficiently as possible, we ask that all refill requests be received from your pharmacy before Friday. This will enable our staff to verify refills with your physician so you will have your medications as you need them, and most importantly, by the weekend. The best time to obtain prescription refills is during your scheduled office visit. Refill requests will not be granted on weekends.
Our office participates with Medicare and many PPO plans. If your plan requires a referral, you are responsible for obtaining proper referral from your physician. Please have your insurance information readily available when calling for an appointment so that you may be scheduled appropriately.