I chose to start my own practice to allow me to have flexibility for both myself and my patients. As patients, I expect you to keep your appointments, arrive early or on time, and bring your medications and other relevant medical information to your appointment. In return, I schedule longer appointments and do my best to be flexible to your needs, including occasionally scheduling appointments for patients outside of my regular business hours.
Normal Business Hours are Mondays-Thursdays from 7:30AM-3:00PM. I will be available for after-hours calls until 6PM, including on the weekends and days off, unless otherwise noted on the calendar on my website (www.maryammahmoodianmd.com) or on my voicemail greeting. If my office is closed because of bad weather, it will also be posted on my website as well as on my voicemail greeting.
After hours, or when I am gone, if you need something that cannot wait until the next business day, you will either need to go to one of the Urgent Care centers or to the emergency room. Please note that medications may not be refilled except during my regular business hours. It is your responsibility to contact the pharmacy at least a few days before you run out of your medicine. I do not admit or care for patients in the hospital, but I do my best to follow along in your inpatient care.
I generally refer most patients who need vaccines to one of the local pharmacies or to the health department. I work closely with Labcorp, and this is where I send most of my patients who need blood work done.
I do preventative medicine, including women’s health exams and pediatric checkups. I manage both acute and chronic medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension. The only chronic condition that I am not comfortable managing is chronic pain, but I am happy to refer any patient with this to an orthopedist, pain specialist, or any other specialist they may need to see to alleviate their pain. I also do not perform disability assessments, do DOT physicals, or see patients for a Workmen’s Compensation case.
I do perform immigration physicals which cost $150 for individuals over the age of 15. The price includes the physical, labs (if these are done at Labcorp) and paperwork. The charge for the TB test and vaccines is separate and will come from wherever you have these done. The $150 will be required to be paid up front. For children under the age of 15, I charge $80 per immigration physical.
For individuals with insurance, I expect you to bring in your insurance cards and for copays to be paid at the time of your appointment. For individuals without insurance, I charge $150 for a new patient and $75 for follow up appointments, and this must be paid at the time of the appointment. This fee does not include any potential labs or further testing.
Minors under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
I do have an Arabic interpreter who is usually able to come in as needed. For other languages or if she is not available, I try to always have an interpreter present. As of right now, I accept most types of insurance including: Anthem, Optima, Aetna, Cigna, Virginia Premier, and Virginia Medicaid. I am still in the process of getting credentialed with Medicare, so as of right now, I am unable to accept patients with Medicare.