November 11, 2014
Need to make your next doctor’s appointment? Want to do it after 5 p.m. or, even in the middle of the night? All Rapides Regional Physician Group offices – located in Pineville, Alexandria and Lecompte – now give you that opportunity.
Patients can schedule routine check-ups, follow-up appointments or visits for any other health issue at their convenience from a smart phone, tablet or computer.
“Studies show that patients who schedule their own appointments online are more likely to show up for their appointment,” said Charla Ducote, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations. “This online tool gives existing patients and new patients the chance to find an appointment that fits into their schedule, without waiting for a call-back from the physician office.”
To make an appointment, patients can visit rapidesregional.com or rapidesregionalphysiciangroup.com to find their RRPG physician, click on the “Book an Appointment” button and follow the instructions.
Patients are asked to supply a reason for their visit, type of insurance – or whether self pay – select an opening in the physician schedule and provide contact information and date of birth.
Once office staff confirms the appointment, patients receive a confirmation email and any specific instructions or reminders from their physician.
“Basically, we are opening up our schedule to our patients so they can find an open spot in the schedule that best accommodates their needs,” Ducote said. “We’ve been offering this since early October, and our patients love it. Now, we’re ready to spread the word!”
As of now, physicians using the Online Scheduling tool include: Judith Nance, M.D., James Wallace, M.D., Darrien Slaughter, M.D., Sunil Bharwani, M.D., Catherine Jerez, M.D., Charles Joiner, M.D., and Alejandro Perez, M.D.
Patients can also schedule appointments directly with the nurse practitioners and physician assistants associated with these physicians.
For more information, or to make an appointment, visit rapidesregional.com or rapidesregionalphysiciangroup.com.