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Appointments at the Medicine Specialty Clinic at University Physicians Medical Building
Please call (573) 882-8788 to schedule an appointment schedulers are available to take your call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Patients do not have to have a physician's referral to make an appointment unless it is required by the patient's insurance company or managed care plan.  Clinic staff members appreciate 48 hours' notice if a patient must cancel an appointment.    The clinic is located on the first floor of the University Physicians Medical Building at 1020 Hitt Street.  Patients may park in the visitor parking garage at the east end of University Hospital or use the free valet parking service.

Prescription Refills
As a service to our patients seen in the Medicine Specialty Clinic, refills may be requested through the Medicine Specialty clinic prescription refill line.  This service is available for patients who will run out of medication before the next scheduled pulmonary appointment.  Please call (573) 882-8788, select option 2.  When you call for a refill, please have name, dosage and frequency of the medicine as well as your pharmacy name/phone number.   Your pharmacy may FAX a request directly to the refill nurse at (573) 884-1751.

Questions About Your Pulmonary Problem
If you have non-emergent questions about your pulmonary problem or about labs or test performed at the University Hospital, please call the Medicine Specialty clinic nurse at (573) 882-8788.  A clinic nurse is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday to help answer your questions and direct your call to your physician as needed. 

After Clinic Hours
If you have an urgent need to speak with a pulmonary physician after 5 p.m. or on the weekends and holidays, call the University Hospital operator at (573) 882-4141 and ask for the pulmonary fellow on call. 

Billing and Insurance
Patients must bring their insurance card to each clinic visit.  Care received from physicians and the hospital during office visits will be billed by University Physicians.  Inpatient hospital charges will be billed by University Hospital.  As a courtesy to our patients, we will file insurance claims for physician and hospital services if we have accurate and complete insurance information.  We are participating provider with Medicare, so we accept assignment on all Medicare claims.  We accept Medicaid patient. 



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