Frequently Asked Questions

Is One Oak Family Medicine accepting new patients?

Yes, call the office today at 334-567-3309 and set up your new patient appointment today.

Do I need a referral if I am assigned to another PCP?

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.

How can I get my medication refilled?

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.

How long will it take to get my lab work back?

Lab work can take up to one week to get your results back. If you are concerned about your results please contact the office.

What is the difference between a Physician and a Nurse Practitioner?

Physicians and NPs 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.