Lia Briggs, MD has joined Hoffman Family Medicine!!
If you are interested in signing up with Dr. Briggs,
Please call now -607-643-4045
We offer the typical Family Medicine services that you're used to... -acute care visits for acute illnesses (we love snot!!), injuries (evaluating sprains, minor burns, etc) -chronic care management (diabetes, COPD, depression, anxiety, etc) -annual wellness physicals (including breast exams and pap smears) and well child exams
at this point HFM will not provide vaccines
these can be obtained through the public health office or the pharmacy. You can use your insurance there.
-basically if Dr. Hoffman or Dr. Briggs feels comfortable handling it, we'll do it here (all included in your membership fee)!! If not, then appropriate referrals will be made (use your insurance for this).
We do not handle Worker's Compensation or No Fault cases.
The membership fee does not cover most lab fees (it will cover urine pregnancy tests, strep tests and urinalysis), imaging, or consultations. For this you will need insurance or will need to pay out of pocket.
Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Briggs do not admit patients to the hospital. If you require hospitalization, they will help coordinate your care by communicating with the Hospitalist (the doctor caring for you in the hospital). They will then pick up your care upon discharge home. (This is no different than their current practice.)
The other thing that is super important in the services that we offer here is that we expect your engagement. We are giving your power back to you. We can help you, but Dr. Hoffman's and Dr. Briggs' goal is EMPOWER YOU!! What, you might ask, what does this practically mean?
-It means that if you don’t hear about lab/radiology results or a referral within one week, then you need to call and find out what happened. -If lifestyle recommendations are discussed as treatment, then those recommendations need to be attempted - or at least be honest about what you can and cannot reasonably do for your health. -It means that if something is scheduled for you, then please show up, or call them to cancel. -It means thinking about your situation, being astute with the story (ie. any details about symptoms, etc.). You are so important in helping us to help you!!
ZUMBA!!! -these classes are on hold until further notice.
Hoffman Family Medicine University (HFMU): This program includes different classes that Dr. Hoffman will either do herself, or bring in outside experts to expand your knowledge of different health related topics. Classes are free for members. Check out event announcements for pricing for nonmembers. Check out the web site home page, the facebook page, the newsletter, the waiting room or call for upcoming events!!
Book Club: If interested, please inquire as to what book we're reading and when the meeting dates are.
Other Benefits: We have been approached by local people to offer members of HFM discounts for their products, services, etc. Call or check out the waiting room to see what people are offering. We try to send info out with the newsletter. If you have something you want to offer, just give us a call!
Hoffman Family Medicine, PLLC 50 Dietz Street, Suite M Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone/Text: 607/643-4045 Fax: 844/280-3063 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911
To sign up, please email or click Join the Family. You can also call or text 607/643-4045. We will contact you soon! If we don't get back to you within a reasonable amount of time, PLEASE try again. Thank you!
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