It is with mixed feelings of sadness and joy that I am writing to let you know of my intention to close my office for the practice of surgery as of May 29, 2020.
I would recommend you start looking now for a physician to take care of your needs. Your medical records are confidential and will remain in my possession. If you want to have your medical records released to you or to another physician of you choice, notify me by email at email@example.com. You will need to sign an authorization form before I can release your medical records. Please note that I cannot share your medical information without your written consent.
Please download, print, fill out and sign the Authorization to Release Health Information form below, and email it to me.
It has been an honor and pleasure meeting you and caring for all of you. I wish you the best of health in the coming years.
Raul Ramos, MD FACS
Medical Records Release Authorization
The goal of our physician and staff is to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients afflicted with problems of the colon and rectum. The patient is the focus for all decisions-medical and economical-because restoring and maintaining your health and well-being is our common goal.
In keeping with our mission of patient-centered care, we place prime importance on the physician-patient relationship. We encourage open communication about your medical care to allow changes and to improve results. In addition, Dr. Ramos provides comprehensive general surgical care.
Thank you for choosing Digestive Surgery Center. To request an appointment with Dr. Raul Ramos, please call us at (210) 614-1600 and one of our staff members will schedule your appointment. We may have same day appointments available if you call us in the morning.
If you are a new patient of Dr. Ramos, please visit our New Patients page and fill up the form we provide. Once you submit the form to us, you can review and download the paperwork available in PDF format on the right side, print it and bring it with you as completed as possible to your appointment. We know your time is important, and it is our intention to honor all appointments promptly. Occasionally, however, an emergency or hospital delay will occur. For this reason we may need to postpone or reschedule your appointment. When you call us, please provide us with a daytime telephone number at which you can be reached. If you are unable to do so, please call our office before leaving for you appointment.
You will be asked to complete pre-registration forms before your first visit. Please bring these completed forms with you along with your insurance card or other information.
If you are part of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), you should have authorization from your Primary Physician before you see our physicians. Your Primary Physician may (a) give this written authorization directly to you or (b) call our office with the authorization.
If you are coming to our office for an examination, you will want to wear loose, comfortable clothing that easily slips off and on. This type of apparel does not include jumpsuits.
Colon cancer causes 50,000 deaths and affects 150,000 new patients each year, according to the University Health System. A survivor of this disease tells us about his experience. (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Video produced by TelemundoSanAntonio.com).
Digestive Surgery CenterMethodist Stone Oak HospitalV. Benson Pavilion1139 East Sonterra Blvd. - Suite 245 San Antonio, TX 78258
Ph: (210) 614-1600 | Fax: (210) 614-1606 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.Appointments: (210) 614-1600
Dr. Ramos offers Remote Medical Consultation Services over the phone and by email for non-patients.
If you would like to have a second opinion on your case, or if you need to know what your options are, i.e. getting an ambulatory procedure vs. surgery, you can call Dr. Ramos and receive his experienced medical opinion over the phone, followed up by an email conversation. Once you get your appointment, you can email him X-Rays and any other documentation he may think is relevant, like lab tests results or a written diagnosis.
To access Dr. Raul Ramos Remote Medical Consultation Service, please call our offices at (210) 614-1600. You will get an appointment for the call at a date and a time that best works for you and for Dr. Ramos, as well as an estimate of the cost associated with your consultation. Please have a credit card ready when you call. If you call from outside the United States, please call 1 (210) 614-1600.
There are extensive benefits for using this service, like saving money and time in trips to the doctor's office in San Antonio. Also, and most importantly, even if you are not a patient of Dr. Raul Ramos, you can count on his experience of over 43 years of saving lives through the prevention and cure of colorectal diseases.
Thank you for choosing Digestive Surgery Center.
If you have a MEDICAL EMERGENCY, call 911. You can call our office (210) 614-1600 and our 24 hour answering service or contact the physician and will return your call as soon as possible.
Please download, print and fill out the forms below, and bring them to your appointment. Thank you!
Personal Medical History
LINKS OF INTEREST:
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates of S.A. P.A
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
American Gastroenterological Association
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