Most physicians will not see patients in their offices or at the patient’s home in the evening or on weekends. Some will, however, and there is a new practice model called Concierge Medicine in which physicians promise greater access for a fee. Typically, if a patient calls a physician after hours, that doctor, or a covering doctor, will respond, discuss symptoms and advise the patient to immediately go to the emergency department at a nearby hospital if it is a critical problem or come in to the doctor’s office the next day if the need is not urgent.
Rita J Watkins, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursPremier Family Medicine
830 Thomas More
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
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- St Elizabeth Medical Center South Unit
- How can I determine if a doctor will see patients at night or on weekends?
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
Most people rely on the recommendations of friends and relatives when trying to find a new doctor. That is a good start but it is still important to check on the doctors training, board certification, hospital appointments and disciplinary history.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Cathleen London, MD, Family Medicine, answeredAsk your doctor if they are part of a call group. Ask what happens when your doctor is unavailable (traveling etc).
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