Skin Care Guide Procedure FAQs
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The Physician-Patient Relationship
Dermatology appointments with Dr. Adigun are limited:
To make scheduling more reasonable, Dr. Adigun is no longer providing low-risk full body skin exams. As a highly trained procedural dermatologist, she will continue to care for patients in need of surgery, complicated nail problems, hair loss and cosmetic procedures.
We have two experienced providers who render full body skin exams, Karlee Wagoner, NP and Diana Walker, PA. Karlee and Diana also provide aesthetic treatments.
We recognize this change is difficult but believe it will make it easier to see Dr. Adigun when you need her expertise.
Your Patient Rights and Responsibilities as a patient at Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill, PLLC is committed to providing effective, discreet, and compassionate service to every patient. We abide the rules and regulations set forth by the North Carolina Medical Board as well as related regulatory offices. We pride ourselves in our conduct rendering services in an ethical manner, and do not discriminate against patients based on gender, age, race, religion, politics, or sexual orientation. Patients have the right to choose their health care provider. We will help patients access their desired provider to the best of our ability and facilitate any changes should they arise.
Patient confidentiality is a priority. We respect, secure, and protect the privacy of our patients’ medical records under the Department of Health and Human Services Privacy Rule under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) Compliance Program. When appropriate and necessary, we provide only the minimum necessary to only those we feel need your health care information and treatment. We have indirect treatment relationships with laboratories and other health care entities and disclose personal health information for treatment purposes, payment, or health care operations. You may refuse to consent to the use or disclosure of your personal health information in writing. Under this law, we have the right to refuse treatment should you choose not to disclose your personal health information. For additional information, please contact Julie English, our Practice Manager and our Privacy Officer.
We support your full access to your personal medical records. You will be provided, to the degree known, complete information regarding your diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prognosis, unless it is medically inadvisable to give such information to you. You will have the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your health care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons. If it is medically inadvisable or contraindicated for medical reasons, information, and the opportunity to participate will be provided to a person you designate or your legally authorized representative.
As our patient, it is your responsibility to:
(a) complete truthfully all required chart forms, including but not limited to your personal health history, financial policy, and relevant consent forms.
(b) arrive for your scheduled appointment on time and physically and mentally competent.
(c) follow the prescribed treatment plan.
(d) have dependable transportation to and from our office and adult supervision post-procedure when required by the provider.
(e) inform the provider of any living will or other directive that could affect your care.
(f) accept personal financial responsibility for your services and pay for services on the day they are rendered.
(g) treat our staff and other patients with respect.
It is our right to terminate the patient-provider relationship for non-adherence of patient responsibilities.
Patients may express suggestions, complaints and grievances to Chris G. Adigun, MD, President of Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill, PLLC in person, by telephone (919-942-2922), by email (email@example.com), or through patient satisfaction surveys. Patients may also contact the North Carolina Medical Board (919-326-1100).
Our providers and staff work diligently to provide medical and cosmetic dermatology treatment in a warm and friendly atmosphere with the highest possible standard of care.
Your safety is our highest priority.
Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill requires that every DLC team member be COVID-19 vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines are the single best way to prevent hospitalization, severe disease, and death from COVID-19. We strongly encourage you to participate in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 by getting your free COVID-19 vaccine.