Primary care, or family care, is your main source for medical care. If you are looking for a family medicine or pediatric provider, click here to find out how we may be able to serve you.
Our Home Health teams consist of healthcare professionals offering home oriented alternatives to the patients that have recently been released from the hospital, had joint replacement, in need of stroke rehabilitation or suffering from cardiovascular disease.
At Ivy Creek Family Care of Wetumpka we have a strong commitment to quality healthcare for the medically underserved. Specializing in adult medicine, board certified physicians in family practice with the goal of enhancing the medical services of the people it serves. Ivy Creek Family Care of Wetumpka is committed to our community and its medical needs for primary care.
Whether you are coming to our office for a routine visit or for a specific concern, we offer a variety of treatment options tailored to your medical needs.
It is the policy of Ivy Creek Family Care of Wetumpka to provide essential medical services regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Discounts are offered based upon household income and size of family. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available. A sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount and is updated each year using the federal poverty guidelines. Once approved, the discount will be honored for twelve months, after which the patient must reapply.
It is the policy of Ivy Creek Family Care of Wetumpka to provide essential medical services regardless of the patients’ race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Chronic care refers to medical care which address is pre-existing or long-term illness, as opposed to acute care which is concerned with short-term or severe illness of a brief duration.
Primary care is the day–to-day healthcare given by a healthcare provider. This healthcare service covers a range of prevention, wellness, and treatment for common illnesses. Primary care providers include doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistance. They often maintain long-term relationships with their patients and advise and treat patients on a range of health related issues. Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients within a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care for their patients,
Yes, you will need a referral from your PCP or you can update your information with your insurance carrier to reflect that you want to see a provider at RRFM.
If you are an established patient of OOFM and have seen one of our providers recently, your maintenance medications can be refilled by contacting the office, and asking the nurse line. Most RX requests are filled within 24 hours. You will need to specify who your provider is before being transferred. No controlled substance medications will be filled without an appointment.
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are similar in that both diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic diseases, order and interpret labs and diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. Studies have found that NPs do about 80% to 90% of what physicians do. Both professionals practice healing arts but they do so from different perspectives. Physicians and NPs are different in how they are educated and in their philosophical approach to care. Physicians are in school longer and their focus is on the study of disease. Many if not most NPs are already skilled and experienced RNs before going on for advanced education and training in advanced practice. NPs care for patients in all aspects of their lives.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
When this notice applies
This notice summarizes the privacy practices of Ivy Creek Healthcare affiliated covered entities, which include, but are not limited to: Elmore Community Hospital, Lake Martin Community Hospital, Wetumpka Urgent Care, Chilton Urgent Care, Ivy Creek Urgent Care of Enterprise, Ivy Creek Urgent Care of Tallassee, Carlile Pediatrics, Lake Martin Family Medicine, Lake Martin Pediatrics, Prattville Primary Care, River Region Family Medicine, Wetumpka Pediatrics, Ivy Creek Family Care of Millbrook, Ivy Creek Family Care of Holtville, Ivy Creek Hospice-Dadeville, Ivy Creek Hospice-Wetumpka, Ivy Creek Home Health, Lake Martin Home Health, Reliable Home Health, Ivy Creek Chronic Care, Lake Martin Pharmacy, Wetumpka Pharmacy and the medical staffs and personnel who provide you with care or services at these Ivy Creek Healthcare facilities. In addition, we may share information with each other for purposes described in this notice, including for our joint healthcare operations activities
We have a long-standing commitment to protecting the privacy rights of our patients. In keeping with this commitment, and as required by law, we:
How we may use and disclose health information
When you receive services or treatment at an Ivy Creek Healthcare facility, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgment of this notice that describes how we use and disclose information about you in ways that are permitted by federal law. The federal law provides for significant privacy protections of health information.
The following categories describe ways that we may use and disclose health information that identifies you. Some of the categories include examples, but not every type of use or disclosure of health information in a category is listed.
Except for the purposes described below, we will use and disclose health information only with additional written permission from you. If you give us permission to use or disclose health information for a purpose not discussed in this notice, you may revoke that permission at any time by sending a written request to our Chief Privacy Officer at the address listed at the end of this notice.
Protected Health information may also be disclosed to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of investigating or determining the covered entity’s compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
You have the following rights regarding health information we maintain about you:
How to exercise your rights
To exercise your rights described in this notice (other than to obtain a copy of this notice), you must email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a request, in writing, to our Chief Privacy/Compliance Officer at the following address:
Chief Privacy/Compliance Officer, Ivy Creek Healthcare, 301 Mariarden Road; Dadeville, AL 36853. Phone# (256)825-7871 or email email@example.com
Or to Administrator at any the following addresses:
No other person, including a staff member, physician, nurse or clergy member, is authorized to accept a request to exercise your rights.
Complaints and questions
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with us by contacting our Chief Privacy Officer at the address listed previously, or you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 877-696-6775, or visiting HHS. Gov/OCR/Privacy/HIPAA/Complaints/.
We may request your complaint be made in writing. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer at (256)307-6412 or call the Administrator(s) at the numbers listed previously for Elmore Community Hospital and/or Lake Martin Community Hospital.
We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Changes to this notice
We reserve the right to change this notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed notice effective for health information we already have as well as for any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of the current notice at Ivy Creek Healthcare facilities. The notice will contain the effective date on the first page.