Monday Thursday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
After hours you may call the office number and our answering service will help you, or you may leave a voice message.
Things to bring to your appointment:
- Medicare, Medicaid or Health Insurance cards
- X ray or other Studies
- Your Medications
- Co-payments that are required to pay by your insurance company
If this is your first visit, or if you are returning more than 3 years after your last appointment, please download, complete and bring the forms in the Forms section of this website.
Ferncreek General Surgery, being a specialty practice, usually makes appointments for new patients only after being contacted by a referring physician such as a family doctor or an internist thus patients can be more certain they need the help of a General Surgeon before they commit themselves to a specialist surgical evaluation. Therefore we usually recommend that if you think you need to see us you should be evaluated by your regular physician first.
An exception to this is patients with a possible breast problem to expedite evaluation and avoid delays in diagnosis and treatment we are happy to arrange early appointments without a visit to your primary care physician, or any special tests being done beforehand.
Also, if you have previously been seen by this practice for the same or a similar problem, then you may call our office directly to arrange a follow up appointment without the need to go through your regular doctor.
Our office will attempt to contact you beforehand to remind you of your appointment: please take the opportunity to ask any questions, including whether you will need to bring any X rays or other studies. For your first appointment with us you will be requested to arrive early to complete any paperwork before you see the doctor; you may save time by downloading the forms from this website, filling them out ahead of time, and bringing them with you.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment our staff will be happy to do this for you. Please give us as much notice as possible so that we may then use the appointment time for another patient, and thus reduce our waiting list.
Please be aware that our physicians, in common with other General Surgeons, often have to be available to treat emergency patients at the hospital, and sometimes have to perform emergency surgeries. Although they make every effort to keep to their office appointment schedules it sometimes happens that they are delayed, or have to reschedule patient appointments. We sincerely apologize in advance if you should be inconvenienced by this, but hope you will understand that such situations are beyond our control.