Posts for: January, 2018
This is a busy time of year for all of us and at BMG we are still seeing lots of coughs, colds and flu. Have you had your flu shot yet? It isn’t too late to get one and be protected against this year’s strain of flu. We offer flu shots in our Walk-in Clinic and our office. Come on in and take advantage of our convenient clinic hours.
We are pleased to announce our affiliation with BASS Medical Group that became effective on January 1st! This was a well thought-out decision in support of a strong future for Blackhawk Medical Group and our patients.
Blackhawk providers and staff will be offering the same great care and service and will maintain the Blackhawk Medical Group name as a division of BASS. More about BASS is available on their website.
The BASS Billing Department is now handling our patient calls for billing questions. A representative can be reached at (925) 627-3424. Thanks for sharing our enthusiasm!
Effective July 1, 2016, controlled medications will no longer be refilled at the Walk-in Clinic. Please schedule an appointment at the main office prior to the need for a medication refill.
The following medication categories and medications will not be refilled or managed at the clinic:,
- PAIN: Norco/Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Percocet (Oxycodone), Morphine, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, (Hydromorphone), etc.
- ANXIETY: Ativan (Lorazepam), Xanax, (Alprazolam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), Restoril (Temazopam), Valium (Diazepam), etc.
- ADD: Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.
- SLEEP: Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata, etc.
As many of our patients know, our Business Office was broken into over the 4th of July weekend. We mailed a letter to let patients know and we spoke with many of you personally. Our electronic medical record system was not compromised and for that we are grateful. In fact, the number of people actually affected was small and we are very sorry for this inconvenience. We sought expert advice and have completed their recommendations for security and how to proceed.
Our last step is to offer credit monitoring service to interested patients for one year. For more information on coverage and reimbursement, please call (925) 736-7070 x 126.
It’s that time of year and we’re here to help! We have flu vaccine available on a walk-in basis at the clinic and the office. Get protected soon and avoid the flu virus this season.