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About Dr. Chen
Feng Chen, MD, MS, completed his residency training and chief residency at Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, Hubei, PR China in 1985. He was invited to the United States, as a visiting scholar, by the Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Division, at The Ohio State University in 1989. Dr. Chen has accomplished a series of bioscience studies. He has published numerous articles and presented them in national and international conferences in the United States and in China. He was Chief Secretary of the Chinese Endocrinology Society in Hubei, PR China. He was honored with the Presentation Award by the BENNETT Society at The Ohio State University College of Medicine while in Graduate School at The Ohio State University. He completed his second residency training at Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio, in 1999.
He is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and has 20 years of clinical experience in adult care Internal Medicine in the United States and China. He has a special interest in the care of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and cardiovascular disease. He has offered a special therapy for acute and chronic joint pain with success.
Dr. Chen has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the American Diabetes Association [ADA] and the National Committee for Quality Assurance [NCQA] on his achievement of recognition for delivery of quality diabetes care.
He has also been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the American Heart Association [AHA] and the American Stroke Association [ASA], as well as the National Committee for Quality Assurance [NCQA], on his achievement of recognition for delivery of quality cardiovascular and/or stroke care.
He has met the Quality and Cost Efficiency Criteria of the United Health Premium Physician Designation Program over years.
Over the last thirteen years, Dr. Chen has been a partner of Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, Inc. ("COPCP") He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Credentialing Committee of COPCP.
His office accepts new patients with all insurance plans, Medicare or Medicare/Medicaid Dual Eligibles patients.
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:
- Make an appointment to see the doctor for repeat refills
- Wait for their next regular visit to change pharmacies
- 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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COPC Chen & Associates
4845 Knightsbridge Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH
Feng Chen, M.D.