​​Quaker

Medical Associates​


Prescriptions over Phone

Quaker Medical Associates does not prescribe medication for illness over the phone.  We want to see you to ensure you are receiving the correct, best treatment. 

Exceptions:

  • Urinary tract infections in women over the age of 21 without concerning symptoms
  • Pink eye
  • Probable strep throat when a household contact was had a very recent case confirmed by testing

MISSED APPOINTMENT OR “NO-SHOW” POLICY


While we make every effort to provide a reminder call at least 24 hours before your appointment, it is your responsibility to remember your appointment. We charge a $50 missed appointment fee to patients who do not keep their scheduled appointment time or who cancel less than 24 hours in advance.  All fees must be paid before a new appointment can be scheduled.  After (3) missed appointments, the practice may, at its discretion, choose to discontinue your care.

Policies


The following policies have been developed as best practices based on information from clinical studies, provider expertise, and patient feedback.  


Quaker Medical has these policies in place to help our practice run smoothly, and, more importantly, help provide our patients with safe, quality care.


Policies are listed here in the interest of clarity and transparency.

Services We Offer:

Late to Appointment


If you are 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.  If the physician’s schedule allows, you may be able to be seen later that day or the next, however, this will not always be possible.


Our office strives to stay on schedule, as it facilitates higher quality care and lower costs.  One or two late patients cause the entire daily schedule to fall behind.  We ask that you are punctual to your appointments.  The physicians and staff, as well as your fellow patients, thank you.

Yearly Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Testing


Quaker Medical will, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) screening guidelines, test the urine of all individuals aged 13-24 at least yearly for chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.

Securely request appointments, prescription refills,  referrals, review your test results, health history and more.

Controlled Substance Agreement 


Every patient who is prescribed a chronic controlled substance medication (Triplicate), such as an opiate or a stimulant, is required to sign the Quaker Medical Controlled Substance Agreement.  This agreement requires the patient to agree to take the medication as prescribed and consent to random urine toxicology screening.

Out of State Prescriptions 


Quaker Medical Associates will only prescribe to pharmacies within the State of New York.

Insurance


We participate with most local and many national insurance plans.


It is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive.

Once provided with complete and accurate insurance information, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier . Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts which are due at the time of service. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Please contact our billing office at 716-662-8510 or call your insurance carrier should you have questions.


If you do not have insurance, or your coverage has lapsed:


Call our office to see what options you may have.