It is important to always carry an updated medication list with you in the event of an emergency. This will assist medical professionals in reacting to a situation and expediting the care that is needed with greater accuracy. Additionally, it is important to carry one with you to doctor’s appointments to keep track of any medication or diagnosis changes. On the medication list, it may also be helpful to list the following additional information:
Computer systems at other doctors’ offices may not always communicate or link with one another. When coming to your next appointment, please bring an updated list, pictures of your medication bottles, and/or the bottles of medications for our Medical Assistant to review and verify with you. You can find our blank medications list on our website under the Resources tab here.
As always, stay safe!
Did you know your kidneys filter your blood approximately 35 times per day? Let's learn about the filtering process!
How Dr. Munjal helps:
There are various tests that Dr. Munjal can order to detect how well the kidneys are filtering and functioning. Lab tests like urinalysis, urine protein studies, and basic metabolic/comprehensive metabolic/renal function panels will show the following related to kidney function:
Think of your kidneys as a coffee filter. It has two jobs: let the coffee through and keep the grounds in. Similarly, kidneys want to get rid of waste, but keep the good things in. To see how well the filter is working we can measure the following:
If you have any questions about how your kidneys function, call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Munjal to empower yourself through education.
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As always, stay safe and hydrate responsibly!
What is insurance?
Health insurance is a contract between a patient and the insurance company that agrees to pay a portion of health and medical expenses in exchange for a premium. This generally covers the cost of routine care, emergency services, specialty care, and the treatment of chronic illness.
What kind of health insurances are there?
There are a wide variety of insurance policies available in today’s market. Two of the most common are Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO).
Why do we ask?
By asking about insurance, we are able to ensure that our patients are getting efficient and effective care. For example, the following may be affected by inaccurate insurance information:
How can you be proactive in your care?
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