Phone 281-528-1511     Fax 281-419-8485
  Office hours by appointment: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm.


     

Regional Digestive ConsultantsDr. Behara, MD, AGAFDr. Shailaja BeharaRDCRegional Digestive Consultants


Call us at 281-528-1511 to schedule your visit today!


Patient Resources

Patient Forms:

If you have made your initial appointment, you can pre-register by clicking on the patient portal button [upper right corner of this web page] or click on the link(s) below to download the forms. Please print and complete the forms prior to your arrival to expedite your registration. You will need Adobe Reader in order to view these forms. Click here if you need to download Adobe Reader.

New Patient Forms: Existing Patient Forms: Medical Records:
  • Release of information Note: Records requested for personal or legal use require payment before records may be released
Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPPA)


Colonoscopy with Golytely Instructions

Colonoscopy with Kristalose Prep Instructions

Colonoscopy with Movi Prep Instructions

Colonoscopy with Osmo Prep Instructions

Colonoscopy with SU Prep Instructions

EGD Instructions

ERCP Instructions

Esophageal Manometry Instructions

Esophageal pH Study Instructions

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Instructions

Ambulatory Reflux Study (Acid Only) Prep Instructions

Anorectal Manometry Instructions

Banding of Hemorrhoids Instructions

Biofeedback Procedure Instructions

Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Treatment Patient Instructions

Hydrogen Breath Test

Liver Biopsy Instructions

Proctoscopy Instructions

Sitzmark Study Instructions


Helpful Medical Links

American Gastroenterological Association Patient Center

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal functional and motility disorders

Celiac Disease Foundation

Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

LiverFoundation.org

MedlinePlus

Medline Plus Drug Information

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)

Medscape

American Cancer Society

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


GI Support Links

IFFGD (International Gastrointestinal Disorders)

Chronic Constipation aboutConstipation.org

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) aboutGERD.org

Motility Disorders aboutgiMotility.org

Irritable Bowel Syndrome aboutIBS.org

Incontinence, Leakage or Urgency aboutIncontinence.org

Digestive Disorders in Kids and Teens aboutKidsGI.org

Digestive Health Research giResearch.org

IBS Self Help & Support Group www.IBSgroup.org

IBS Diet www.DrDahlman.com/IrritableBowelDiet

Colon Cancer www.healthcentral.com

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

American Liver Foundation

Susan Cohan Kasadas Colon Cancer Foundation (Susie’s Story)

Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI)

New Diet Tips & Resources info@ccfa.org

GYGIG (Get Your Guts in Gear)- 2011 rides for Crohn’s and Colitis

Hepatitis info@hepatitisfoundation.org

FAQs:

What information should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring your completed new patient packet to your first appointment.   This packet is very important since it should contain information of your complete Medical and Surgical history; current medications you are taking; family history; allergies and a list of all other Doctors currently caring for you.   Additionally, please bring your D/L and your current Insurance cards (both primary and secondary).

If you are scheduled for endoscopic procedures and diagnostic tests, the office staff will make arrangements and provide you with needed information.


Do you need my medical records?

Please have your pertinent medical records sent to us prior to your appointment.   This information is very important to your physician in your diagnosis and treatment.


What if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please be courteous and notify the office 24 hours in advance by calling (281) 528-1511.   This enables us to schedule appointments for other patients who need to be seen.


What insurances do you accept?   Do you accept credit cards?

We participate in most commercial insurance plans, HMO's, and accept Medicare assignment.   We will gladly file your insurance for you; however, we do request your portion (co-payment, deductible, co-insurance) be paid at the time services are rendered.   These payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card.


If I am in an HMO insurance plan, do I need a referral from my primary physician?

If you are a member of an HMO, it is necessary to have a referral from your primary care physician.   Please check with your doctor's office to make sure your referral is received prior to your appointment.   If a referral has not been received by the time of your appointment, you will be required to pay cash at the appointment, or you will be rescheduled.

A report of our findings and recommendations will be sent to the referring physician.   Information about your medical record is not released without your written consent except when required by law.


What if I have questions about my treatment, medications, lab results, or other concerns?

If you have a question about any portion of your treatment, please call our office at (281) 528-1511.

Our receptionists are vital to our practice, and to a large degree, keep our office running smoothly by efficiently scheduling patients.   However, they are not medical personnel and have not had proper training to answer questions regarding your medical care.   Any questions about your medical treatment, medications, lab results, or other concerns should be directed to the nurses.   If they are unable to answer your question, your chart will be reviewed with the physician and his advice will be relayed to you as quickly as possible.

The nurses return phone calls in order of urgency.


I need to get my prescription refilled.   What do I do?

You can request prescription refills by calling our office at (281) 528-1511.

Calls for prescription refills should be made ONLY during office hours in order that the doctor can review your chart before ordering medications.   Please have your medication bottle and pharmacy telephone number available when you call.   Please allow 24 hours for prescriptions to be filled.


What if I have a medical emergency after regular office hours?

Our telephone is answered 24 hours each day.   The answering service will contact the physician for emergencies arising after office hours or during lunch time.   Please limit after hours calls to emergencies only.


What are your office hours?

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Patients are seen by appointment only.


About this website:

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