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Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D.,
   F.A.C.S.


Ophthalmology &
Ophthalmic Surgery

Texas Center for Athletes
Floyd Curl Drive @ Huebner
21 Spurs Lane, Ste. 220
San Antonio, TX 78240

Office: (210) 614-5566

Emergencies: (210) 593-2879

Fax: (210) 558-1844

POLICIES

Understanding Your Health Record/Information

Each time you visit us, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnosis, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record serves as a:

  • Basis for planning your care and treatment,
  • Means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care,
  • Legal document describing the care you received,
  • Means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided,
  • A tool in educating health professionals,
  • A source of data for medical research,
  • A source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of this state and the nation,
  • A source of data for our planning marketing,
  • A tool with which we can access and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve,

Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to: ensure its accuracy, better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information, and make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.

Our Responsibilities

  • Maintain the privacy of your health information,
  • Provide you with this notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you,
  • Abide by terms of this notice,
  • Notify you if we were unable to agree to a requested restriction, and
  • Accommodate reasonable requests you may have to communicate health information by alternative means or at alternative locations.

We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change we will mail a revised notice to the address you’ve supplied us, or if you agree, we will email the revised notice to you.

We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue to use or disclose your health information after we have received a written revocation of the authorization according to the procedures included in the authorization.

For More Information or to Report A Problem

If you have any questions and would like additional information you may contact the Office Manager at (210) 614-5566.

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