LATE OPENING

Due to the inclement weather, our office will be opening at 10:00am on Monday January 14th.  Please allow yourself extra time to get to the office and please drive safely.

New Patient Advocate

Introducing our Patient Advocate – A New Benefit for You and Your Family

Our Patient advocate is here to work with you to help navigate the confusing and murky waters of healthcare, from insurance, to overall office experience, and much more. We know you can go anywhere to receive care, but we want you to know that we, at Herndon Family Medicine are constantly striving to deliver you with the best care possible. Marthy is here so that your voice in your care is always heard.

FDA Issues Recall for Blood Pressure Medication due to Cancer Risk

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for several drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure due to the risk of cancer.
The FDA announced the voluntary recall of several drugs containing the active ingredient valsartan. The FDA said the recall was due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the products and is classified as a probable human carcinogen
The following are products listed in the recall, according to the FDA:

• Valsartan from Major Pharmaceuticals
• Valsartan from Solco Healthcare
• Valsartan from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
• Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) from Solco Healthcare
• Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
The FDA points out that not all products containing valsartan are being recalled. Officials note that because valsartan is used in medicines to treat serious medical conditions such as heart problems, patients who take the recalled medicines should continue taking them until they have a replacement.

To determine if you’re medication has been recalled, look at the drug name and company name on the label of your prescription bottle. If you can’t find the information on the bottle, you should contact your pharmacy.
If your medicine is listed in the recall, you should contact your pharmacy or doctor to discuss treatment.

Important Notice

We are pleased to announce that we are using a new refill service that should improve our prescription refill request process.

This process interfaces with our local and mail order pharmacy providers. In order to take advantage of this new service please note the following:

Please call your pharmacy when you need a refill.

  • If no refills are left on your prescription, you are likely due for an office visit or your annual physical exam. If this is the case, please call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Depending on your health issues, this may be at 6 or 12 month intervals (sometimes shorter).

Thank you,

Herndon Family Medicine Providers and Staff

“No Show” Policy

EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST 2018

HERNDON FAMILY MEDICINE WILL CHARGE

“NO SHOW” FEES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

OFFICE VISIT – $30.00
PHYSICALS – $60.00
STRESS TESTS – $100.00
PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALS-$100.00

MULTIPLE “NO SHOWS” WILL RESULT IN DISMISSAL FROM THE PRACTICE.

NEW PATIENTS THAT “NO SHOW” WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED