Stoney Creek Family Practice
About the Practice
The objective of Family Practice is to give ongoing and comprehensive health care to families for whom the Family Practice is their medical homebase.
Stoney Creek Family Practice accepts families wherever they may reside. Although we do not impose a mileage limit, patients who live far from Nellysford may not find it feasible for the Family Practice to serve as their medical home. If such is your case we will, upon request, help you find a family doctor in or near your own community.
Stoney Creek Family Practice has been established by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center to give the best possible care to the families in Nellyford and surrounding Nelson and Albemarle counties.
It is currently staffed by the faculty of Family Medicine 46 hours per week. Night and weekend calls are handled through resident physicians in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia.
We provide general medical care including office surgery. We care for patients of all ages. When hospital care is in order, we admit our patients to the University of Virginia Hospital where they will receive care by the Department of Family Medicine (consisting of faculty and resident physicians) along with any specialists that may be needed.
We see patients in the office by appointment which can be made by calling (434) 361-2555.
Walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate emergencies.
If you are in need of medical care at night and on weekends, call (434) 924-0000. Your call will be taken by our answering service operator who will have our doctor-on-call return your call as soon as possible. He or she will provide telephone advice and, if necessary, will see you in the University Emergency Room. It is important to call before coming to the Emergency Room as these physicians are quite busy. Your E.R. stay can often be shortened if the physician knows in advance that you are coming.
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If you need a prescription refill, please call the office between 9:30 am and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please have the medication name, strength, Rx number, pharmacy and patient name readily available. This information will allow us to have your chart available for the physician to respond to your request. Requests after 4 PM may not be reviewed until the next day. Please call your refill requests in as early as possible to avoid delays.
Charges and Insurance
The Stoney Creek Family Practice operates on a fee-for-service basis. To keep paperwork simple and our charges as low as possible, we ask that you pay when you come for an appointment.
If you are covered by insurance, we will file all reports of your medical care with your insurance agencies.
In case of life-threatening illness or injury, call the local rescue squad and notify us as well at 361-2555 (daytime, Monday through Friday) or 924-0000 (nights and weekends).
In case of lesser emergencies, call us at Stoney Creek Family Practice or the answering service, if after hours, instead of going to the emergency room. You can prevent unnecessary and costly trips to the emergency room by calling us first. If the emergency room is necessary, calling first will assure that the Family Practice doctor on call will care for you there.
If for any reason you are taken to the emergency room, be sure to tell the ER staff that you are a Family Practice patient.