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SERVICES

Drs. Bering and Weiermiller and specialize in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and can provide a complete range of health care services for adults and  children.  This includes:

General Family Care
  • Routine and Urgent Family Care
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventative Care
Children and Adolescents
  • Newborn Exams
  • Well-Child Care
  • Immunizations
  • School, Camp and Sports Physicals
Adult Medicine
  • Wellness Exams
  • Gynelogical Exams
  • Pap smears
  • Prostate Exams
  • Geriatric Care

Beaumont Hospitals provide various resources for healthy living including classes for:
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Heart and Stroke
  • Diabetes Management
  • Weight Management
  • Pediatric Diet and Weight Managment

Beaumont Hospital Weight Control Centers
Troy (248) 267-5750
Royal Oak (248) 655-5900
Beaumont Children's Hospital
(855) 480-5437

DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
If you have diabetes you may be eligible for classes:
  • Diabetes Education 
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Diabetes Support Group
Beaumont schedules classes at various times and locations. Call (800) 328-8542 for more info or visit: http://classes.beaumont.edu

Ask your doctor if you qualify and for a referral.















Copays, Deductibles, Co-insurance-What does it all Mean?

As more of us are required to contribute to the cost of our health care it is vital  to know and understand your insurance plan, what it covers and all the different terms insurance company use. Being an informed patient puts you in control of your health care and it's costs.  We have placed brochures on How to Understand Your Bill in our waiting room.
Please pick one up!



 
We now offer Accent Health Patient Education television programming in our waiting room.  Accent Health TV is dedicated to educating and empowering people to live healthy lives. AccentHealth provides exclusive CNN programming co-hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and HLN’s Robin Meade. In addition to health and wellness programming, they offer viewers recipes, trivia and  the oppurtunity to participate in veiwer research.

For recipes click on the link:

APPOINTMENTS

We try to see all patients on time and ask that you extend the same courtesy. If you  are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule to another day, so the doctor can continue to see other patients in a timely manner. If you cannot keep an appointment, please try to give at least 24 hours notice so we can accommodate other patients who need to be seen.  Appointments not canceled prior to 24 hours may result in a missed appointment fee.

We are open weekdays with a limited  number of evening appointments available.  Let our staff know if you need one of these times as they tend to fill up quickly.

Also, we make every effort to see urgent problems the same day, so please let the receptionist know the nature of your call and we will do our best to accomodate you.  Please note however, urgent care appointments are scheduled during available times throughout the day, so we ask for your patience and flexibility when calling for an appointment.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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PHONE CALLS


If you need to speak to the Doctor during business hours please leave your name, the nature of your problem and your daytime and evening phone numbers, and a doctor will return your call as soon as possible. 

We will return all calls the same day, although occasionally your call might not be returned until the end of the day.

When you call, please tell the staff if your problem is urgent so that we may help you immediately.





The Doctors still round on their hospitalized patients?

If you are admitted to Beaumont hospital be sure to let them know that we are your primary care doctors.

We will be involved in your hospital care . You do not have to have a staff doctor you don't know taking care of you. You have a right to request your own doctor. 

If you don't see us during your stay, please be sure to ask the Hospital staff to inform us of your hospitalization.


MEDICATION REFILLS


  • Refills must be requested 48-72 hours prior to the date you plan to pick them up from the pharmacy.
  • Patients must request refills themselves.
  • Refills requests from pharmacies via fax or phone are not accepted.
  • Refills may be called in or requested by patients via myBeaumontChart
(click here)

Please note that as part of    Patient Centered Medical Home our doctors require that you schedule routine follow up appointment in order to avoid delays in refilling your medications.
Referrals
If you are enrolled in a managed care health insurance plan, such as a HMO, you may be required to obtain a referral to see specialists for the diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions.  If your Doctor has referred you to a specialist, please check with your insurance company to see if one is necessary, BEFORE making an appointment .

PLEASE NOTE:  IS THE PATIENTS RESPONSIBILY TO OBTAIN THE REFERRAL. Referrals take time to prepare and insurance companies often do not respond quickly. Because of this, we require you to submit your request at least 5-7 days in advance of when it is needed. Once you have submitted paperwork or left all the appropriate required information with our office, the referral specialist will process it.

Please allow adequate time  for our specialist to communicate with the insurance company and complete your request. You may find that you need to reschedule your appointment until your referral is complete. Patients must verify with the specialist’s office  that the referral has been received. If it has not, please contact our office.

As always, please feel free to speak to our referral specialist for assistance with referrals or with any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your patience and appreciate you cooperation .

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Payment and Insurance

As a result of the Affordable Care Act there have been many changes in insurance plans and coverage.  Please check with your insurance carrier about coverage for office visits and to verify that we participate with your plan. A list of insurances we normally participate with is listed on our Welcome page.

Bring all insurance forms and  cards to your appointment and be sure to notify the staff of all insurance changes when signing in for your visit.

 All copays, outstanding balances and non-covered services are due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made. Each insurance carrier has multiple plans, and the details of each is different so we may not have the specifics for your plan. Your insurance coverage represents a contract between you and your insurance carrier. 

More and more insurances require patients to contribute to the cost of their health care in the form of deductibles, copays and co-insurance. We do  not control the amount you are required to contribute. These are set by the terms of your contract you or your employer signed with your insurance carrier.  Any amounts we  bill to you represents your obligation under that contract. 

We are required to collect all copays, coinsurance and deductibles as participating physicians. If a bill presents a financial difficulty please speak with your doctor or our Office Manager. We do our best to work with our patients and may be able to develop a personal payment arrangement for you. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, Debit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover for payment.

Do you have a question or  concern about your baby or young child?
Please do not hestitate to speak to your doctor about any concerns you have.  We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We are  available 24/7 at either 248-817-2230 during office hours or after hours through our answering service at 248-544-6917.

WTIPS FROM THE DOCTOR
Do you have a smart phone? Check out the following apps designed to help you better manage your health.
Health and Wellness Information. Go to:

MyFitness Pal
calorie counter and diet tracker

Fitocracy
daily workout and fitness routine

Sparkpeople

Food and Fitness Tracker

Choose My Plate
Nutrition tools, healthy diet tips and trackers


Glucose Buddy
Diabetes and Blood Suger Management

LiveStrong-
MyQuitCoach
dare to quit smoking
Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know
By The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


MediSafe
medication and pill reminder managment





In an emergency, call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Center at William Beaumont Hospital in either Troy or Royal Oak.  Tell the staff there that you are our patient and they will notify us.