A nephrologist is a doctor who sees patients with kidney disorders. You have been referred by your physician, or have selected Kidney Associates because you have been told that you might have abnormalties related to the kidney. Our team will do our best to help diagnose and treat your condition, allay your fears, and provide you with the best opportunity we can to stay healthy. Please visit the new-patients section for additional information.
Once you have registered through the patient portal you will have assess to the necessary forms we require you to complete.
We are required by law to main the privacy of your medical records. This is referred to as protected health care information (PHI). The rules that we follow are dictated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These rules we follow are outlined on the HIPAA website provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
We participate in most of the insurance health plans and have team members at many hospitals. We are involved in integrated care, something you will be hearing more and more about in the future.
Please contact our office for further details about our participation in health plans (713) 795-5511 or (713) 691-0107.
It is important that you and your employer carefully evaluate the health plan you are considering joining. Many plans restrict access to the physician or hospital that you and your family prefer and offer an alternate that may not be suitable or appropriate for you.
If your Kidney Associates doctor is not on the plan you want, talk with your primary care provider, your plan representative and your employer. Ask your employer to only contract with health plans that use Kidney Associates.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices, (713) 795-5511 or (713) 691-0107.
PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS
The Patient’s Bill of Rights was created in 1998 to help you feel confident with the US health care by assuring the system is fair and works to meet your needs, gives you a way to address problems, and encourage you to take an active role in staying healthy. It stresses the importance of a strong relationship between patients and doctors or other health providers. It stresses the role you can play in staying healthy by laying out rights and responsibilities for patients and their physicians or providers.