Worthington Internal Medicine

Worthington

Hours

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

CLOSED

Sunday

CLOSED

Overview

About Our Practice

Over the past 28 years, our goal has been to provide quality medical care with compassion, and focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of all our patients. We strive to help our patients become an active partner in their health care and we believe we have been blessed with an excellent office staff to aid in providing quality care.

Our Areas Of Expertise

As specialists in internal medicine, we are trained specially in the areas of diagnosis and management of complex medical problems for patients in their adolescence and upward. In essence, we deal with the non-surgical management of health problems in all areas including heart diseases, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, orthopedic problems, skin diseases, hypertension, kidney and bladder problems, GI diseases, neurological conditions, infections of various types, sinus and allergic conditions, and thyroid problems.

Preventative Care

The strength of our quality care is centered around our emphasis on preventive medicine. We focus on preventing problems, detecting them at an early stage, and providing aggressive treatment for conditions, such as diabetes, to prevent unfavorable outcomes. As part of our preventative care approach, we strive to educate our patients regarding their health issues and encourage patients to ask questions surrounding their care and treatment.

Practice Overview



Prescription Policies and Information

Prescriptions and refills will be handled at scheduled office visits and enough medicine will be prescribed to last at least until the patient’s next appointment. Since we expect to fill prescriptions at the office visit, running out may be a signal that it is time to call our office to schedule an appointment. We request patients be seen annually for routine medication refills. If your prescription insurance plan requires a prior authorization for a medication, you will be responsible for obtaining a Prior Authorization Form from your insurance company for your physician to complete.  While our office staff and physicians do their best to help patients obtain their maximum prescription benefits, insurance plans, including drug coverage plans, are a contract between the patient and the patient's insurance company. 

If you need to change pharmacies or change your prescription to mail order, the law in the State of Ohio permits non-expired prescriptions to be transferred to the new pharmacy without charge or interruption. In the case of most mail order pharmacies, they disregard this provision and require prescriptions to be re-written. In the event that this is preferred by the patient BEFORE their next routine visit, the patient has a couple of choices: 1) make an appointment to see the doctor for repeat refills, 2) wait for their next regular visit to change pharmacies, or 3) pay a fee for the patient's physician to review their medical records and re-write the prescription - which will then need to be picked up at the office.  Lost prescriptions for controlled medications (such as pain medications, sleeping aides, etc.) will not be replaced.

We discourage the practice of calling in prescriptions as it does not allow the patient or the doctor to re-evaluate the appropriateness of the prescription, and follow the condition for which the medication has been prescribed. We do not accept calls from pharmacies to refill medications. When pharmacies call us, we request contact directly with the patient. 

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SameDay Care Centers

Our SameDay Centers deliver excellent care that’s a cut above the typical Emergency Room and Urgent Care experience, at a significantly lower cost. By choosing one of our SameDay Centers, you can be seen after traditional hours or when your regular physician is unable to see you that same day.

After-Hours Support Center (614) 865-3125

If you are a COPC patient, the After-Hours Support Center is available to help you find the care you need. When you call our After-Hours Support Center, a Nurse Practitioner on staff will address your concerns and guide you in the right direction. Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm and weekends from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, our nurses can help you schedule appointments with your COPC physician, refer you to a SameDay Center, and help you with prescription refills until you can reach your COPC physician’s office directly (limited to small quantities of your current medications only.)

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Worthington Internal Medicine

55 Caren Avenue, Suite 170, Worthington, OH

Phone

(614) 846-1527

Fax

(614) 846-1704


Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

Other Hours

We are closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Providers

Terrance A. Castor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Melissa J. Harrold, M.D.

Christina King, CNP

Michael Novena, M.D.

Patricia G. Toohey, M.D.