1550 S Potomac St Ste 370 Aurora, CO 80012
Across the Street From Aurora Medical Center South Campus
 
 
 
 
 
 

Practice Policies

 
 
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Refill Policy
To ensure appropriate monitoring of your chronic medical issues such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc, we may ask you to make appointments every six months. Semi-annual appointments are vital in monitoring your medical issues and medications, including side effects and potentially harmful effects. You may need to have periodic lab work and exams at these appointments. At the time of your medical visit you should receive a prescription of six months of medicine/refills. When your refills run out (preferably prior to this), it is your responsibility to schedule another appointment to be re-evaluated. You will be given another six month prescription at that time. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide you with quality health care.
 
 
Your Healthcare Concerns
We are happy to assist you with all of your health care concerns. However, in order to continue to deliver quality care and in consideration of other patients, we may need to limit each visit to two or three minor issues or one major issue (such as chest pain). If you have more issues we would be happy to discuss them, but will need to do so at a subsequent visit. If this causes any inconvenience, we do sincerely apologize. However, we do want to address each issue in a medically appropriate manner.
 
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OPIOID/NARCOTIC AND FDA 'SCHEDULED MEDICATIONS'
Aurora Family Practice Group strive to provide great care that is also safe. There are some medications that are prescribed that are known to be habit forming/addicting and because of this the FDA regulates these medications closely. These medications are considered 'scheduled' by the FDA. These include but are not limited to all opioids/narcotics (such as Percocet and Vicodin) and all benzodiazepines (such as Valium, Ativan and Lorazepam) and many sleeping medications (such as Ambient and Lunesta).
 
To provide safe administration of these scheduled medications we have some strict policies regarding them. We reserve the right to not give these to any patient in which we feel it would not be in the patient's best interest. We will not refill them after hours. Patients taking these will need regular appointments with their primary doctor at least every 6 months. In many cases, your doctor may require much more frequent appointments for safe monitoring. It is the patient's responsibility to make and follow through with these appointments. In some cases you will be referred to a pain specialist. It is the responsibility of the patient to follow this recommendation. We will also visit the Colorado website that monitors these medications to ensure patients are not accidentally or knowingly getting these or similar medications from other physicians. It is the responsibility of the patient to be honest and forthright whenever they are given these medications. We will ask you to do periodic urine testing as part of the typical monitoring program. We reserve the right to discharge any patients from the practice. We hope these policies allow for appropriate and safe prescribing of medications which can be helpful in the correct circumstances yet also potentially habit forming as well.