Do you have a physician on site?
Lakeside Primary Care is a nurse practitioner-owned clinic. We follow the guidelines of the Alabama Board of Nursing and Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, which require a collaborative physician for medical oversight. Our collaborative physician does not see patients in our clinic.
Will you write a prescription for narcotics?
No, we will not prescribe narcotics. Our nation is currently suffering an epidemic of opioid abuse and overuse. Our clinic feels strongly that we will not contribute to this epidemic. Many times there are alternatives to opioids, we will gladly discuss this with you. If pain management is needed, we refer patients for chronic pain management with the provider of your choice.
Will you see someone who does not have insurance?
Yes, we have a cash price list for office visits and labs. We can provide a cash price for any imaging that we recommend through outside imaging facilities.
What insurance plans to you accept?
We accept most insurance except VIVA and Cigna Healthsprings. If we have not contacted your insurance company to set up an account, we will gladly request a contract with your insurance carrier if possible. We accept Alabama Medicaid.
What ages do you see?
We gladly see patients ages 2 and older. We will see patients under the age of 2 for a sick visit if you cannot get in to see your pediatrician, but feel strongly that children under the age of 2 should be established with a pediatrician.