Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology
Q. With eight doctors, a midwife and a nurse practitioner, how does the Center for OB/GYN offer personalized care?
A. Starting from the ground up, we designed the layout of our office to be unique. Each caregiver has her own "pod" which contains her own office and three examining rooms for her patients only. The pods are personal, like offices within our office.
Q. Will the doctor always see me on time?
A. We try diligently for patients to be seen on time. Unfortunately, the nature of our practice is somewhat unpredictable and we sometimes fall behind. We appreciate your understanding for situations beyond our control.
Q. What are some of the other advantages the Center for OB/GYN offers me?
A. Because we have a full lab and ultrasound right on the premises, you get test results much quicker.
Q. What are the hours for the Center for OB/GYN?
A. We offer some early mornings, evening and Saturday appointments. We also see patients in East Greenwich and Woonsocket.
Q. What if I need to see a doctor after hours, or on weekends?
A. If you require emergency care, there will always be someone at Women & Infant’s Hospital to see you. We share a rotating, on-call schedule with other physicians, although 90% of the care we give is delivered by a doctor from our practice.
Q. What insurance plans do you accept?
A. We participate with the majority of insurers, but it is your responsibility to check with us before your first visit. Please understand that our knowledge of your benefits is general and you must call your insurance provider directly for full information.
Q. Can I call the Center for OB/GYN with medical questions?
A. Yes. When you call us with common questions or minor problems, please be ready with as much information as possible to help us. Our qualified Medical Assistants and Nurses can help with advice or treatment options according to our guidelines. If they are uncertain, they will consult with a physician and return your call. Should your situation be an emergency, you will be asked to go directly to Women and Infant’s Hospital for evaluation.
Q. What happens if I miss my appointment?
A. Effective March 2012, we have a new policy for missed appointments at Center for OBGYN. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. If you do not give us 24 hours notice, or if you do not show up for a scheduled appointment, you may be charged a $25 fee for a missed office visit or $50 for a missed procedure or testing appointment.
We realize that some things happen that are out of our control. However, you will be charged a $25 fee for a missed appointment or a $50 fee for a missed office procedure.