Ryan Medical Associates

FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made by calling the office. Click here for phone numbers and office hours. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Do I need a referral?

No, not necessarily. You can make an appointment yourself without being referred by another physician.

Where are you located?

We are located in Warren, Michigan on Ryan Road between 8 and 9 Mile. Click here for directions to our office.

What should I bring to the office?

What you need to bring to the office depends upon the type of appointment you have, but here are a few items to consider:

  • Insurance information (especially if your insurance has changed since your last visit)
  • Referrals from other physicians
  • Lab results
  • List of medications (names, dosage, etc.)
  • Any online forms that you have already completed
  • A guardian if you are a minor
  • Change of address information

How early should I arrive?

Please try to arrive approximately 15 minutes before your appointment. This should give you enough time to complete any necessary forms if needed.

What should I eat before my appointment?

Generally speaking, you don't need to alter your eating habits prior to your appointment. If applicable, any special instructions should already have been given to you. Please talk to us if you have any questions. Click here for phone numbers and office hours.

Where can I go for lab work?

We provide many laboratory services right here in our office. We can provide you with recommendations should you require services that we do not provide here in the office.

How do I cancel an appointment?

Please try to make every attempt to keep your scheduled appointment. Your time and the office staff's time is very precious. Please call the office if you must cancel your appointment. Click here for phone numbers and office hours.

What other documents should I bring?

Here are a few documents and forms that you may need to bring to your next visit. In most cases, someone from the office staff will have mentioned which documents to bring.

  • Patient Registration Form (available online)
  • Patient Consent Form (available online)
  • Patient Consent / Use and Disclosure Form (available online)
  • Initial Medical History (available online)

Are my records confidential?

Absolutely! The doctor-patient relationship is a very private and confidential relationships. As such, all of your data, results, and information is handled with great confidentiality. HIPPA and the State of Michigan also have strict guidelines regarding patient information.


Should I bring someone with me?

You are always welcome to bring someone with you if it makes you more comfortable. Otherwise, you should always bring someone in the event that you might have difficulty getting out to your car or driving back home. Your doctor or nurse should tell you prior to your visit if it's advisable to have someone with you.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of free parking behind our office. Office Enter the parking lot on the south side of the building.

Is parking free?

Yes, there is plenty of free parking behind our office. Enter the parking lot on the south side of the building.

When should I see the doctor?

Every person, case, and situation is different. As such, this question is best answered by the doctors and nurses at Ryan Medical Associates. Click here for phone numbers and office hours.

Can I talk with a nurse?

Of course! The nursing staff at Ryan Medical Associates are available to answer your health-related questions. Click here for phone numbers and office hours.

When should I see a specialist?

That decision is best left to your primary care physcian. The benefit of having a family practitioner as your primary care physician is that they are trained specifically in coordinating any specialist required to treat your diagnosis.

What insurance providers do you accept?

We fully participate in the following insurance providers without an out-of-network deductible:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Plus Blue
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross (Traditional, PPO, Blue Care Network and Point of Service
  • HAP (PPO and HMO)
  • Aetna
  • St. John Smart Plan
  • Harrington Benefits
  • Cigna
  • PPOM
  • Great West
  • United Health
  • M-Care (PPO and HMO)
  • Private Health Care
  • Third-party Carriers

How do I pay for services?

You may pay for any service not covered by insurance by credit card, check, or cash payable at time of visit.

How does COBRA work?

COBRA is a benefit provided to certian former employees and their families. You can find complete information on the U.S. Department of Labor web site.

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