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Patient Portal

Our office has been providing patients with their records at the time of service since 1982. However, in order to comply with HIPAA and Meaningful Use standards and to facilitate communication with our patients, we now have a patient portal for our patients to enroll in and use. Our staff will provide you with the necessary activation user ID and temporary password to create your account.

In the coming months, this will become the primary mode of electronic communication with Dr. Ang and the staff. Read our post on the things you can do in the portal. Read More

Get Smart About Antibiotic Use

The Centers for Disease Control urges physicians and patients alike to understand when an antibiotic is a useful tool and when it is not.  Evidence based steps to identify when an antibiotic is useful and when it is not is the best approach to avoid antibiotic resistance.

This means an office visit when you believe an antibiotic is needed.  At the time of service we can perform a Complete Blood Cell count – this may indicate whether you have a bacterial infection, a viral infection, or an allergy.  For upper respiratory illnesses, a strep test can indicate if you may have a strep infection that may be treated with an antibiotic.  For a suspected Urinary Tract Infection a standard urinalysis may provide evidence as to the probability of an infection or a different problem.

To this end, we will not provide antibiotics without an office visit.

Preventive Care to Maximize Your Good Health!

Q Street Medical Associates is offering Preventive Health Visits with Sylvia R. Medley, MD June 2-5, these appointments will also be available.  Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance companies offer these types of visits at no cost to the patient to encourage subscribers to identify potential health problems early or “tweak” your current lifestyle to maximize your good health.

These types of visits are designed to review your history, health risk factors, and perform basic laboratory work at the time of service in our laboratory.  You will meet with our medical assistants to review your social, family, medical, and medication history and receive appropriate educational literature.  During this time the laboratory will perform Complete Blood Cell counts, Metabolic, Endocrine, and Digestive system laboratory tests to establish a baseline or to compare to the previous values.  You will also receive, as appropriate, a referral for a colonoscopy and/or mammogram as part of your preventive health services based on your age and gender.  Should health problems be identified, a routine medical visit will be scheduled to follow-up the problem identified.  Please note that this visit is not intended to address on-going medical problems, renewal of on-going prescriptions, etc.

Who is eligible?  Anyone who has not had a Preventive Health Visit in the past 12 months, individuals who have received their Welcome to Medicare Packet and have recently turned 65 and/or have not seen a physician for the Welcome to Medicare visit. Anyone whose insurance is in compliance with the ACA.

Please contact our Front Desk to schedule your appointment, and be clear that this is the type of visit you wish to have.  You may email reception@qstreetmds.com to do so or call 202-667-5041 x0.  You will be given an access code to activate your patient portal.  Once you have activated your patient account, please complete/review the demographic information, insurance information, medical/family/social/medication history portions so that when you arrive for you appointment the staff can review these factors with you.

We welcome your selection of our office for your health maintenance and welcome the opportunity to be a partner in your health management.

Coming Soon

On April 6, 2015 we will begin using a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR).  One of the advantages to our patients is the inclusion of a “patient portal.”

The patient portal offers patients the ability to:

  • self-schedule appointments for specific days and times (don’t see a time or date that works for your schedule, as always you may call or request an appointment through our website)
  • send and receive secure messages to the staff and Dr. Ang (we will phase out the standard email for patient communications)
  • request prescription refills
  • download your medical records and laboratory reports after review by Dr. Ang
  • update your medical record and let us know about any new problems
  • update/change your insurance information, home address, phone numbers, and email address as well.

How to activate?  Before your scheduled appointment you will receive an activation email.  You may also call or send an email to Michelle Firmin at reception@qstreetmds.com and she will generate the activation user ID and temporary password.  She will email it to you.

Then go to https://www.yourhealthfile.com and click on the Activate your account here.  link.  Set up your new user name and password and review the information we have on file for you.  You can make corrections, update your records before your next appointment, etc. your changes will be incorporated into our files.

To save time at your appointment, activate the portal before your appointment and update your address, insurance information, pharmacy preference, and any medical problems you have had since your last visit.

We hope you like the new approach to your medical records.

 

Measles Vaccination

In light of concerns regarding Measles vaccination, many people wonder what their immunity status is.  This can be determined by an MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) test.  This blood test determines if you have antibodies to any of these viruses.

The test for MMR is performed by a reference lab and results can take 2-5 days to be returned.  Our fee for ordering only the MMR without an office visit is $75.00 and is available to current patients only.

If you request the test during a standard office visit and after consultation with Dr. Ang it is determined that the test will be ordered the fee is waived.  In both cases, the laboratory will bill your insurance company for the actual test.

Please be aware that this office does not stock or administer the MMR vaccine.  Should it be found that you are lacking in protection, Dr. Ang will discuss with you the necessity and advisability of receiving the vaccine and what facilities might offer it to you.