What kind of health care provider removes IUDs?
Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in family health, adult medicine, and OBGYN can remove IUDs, as can nurse midwives. Your local family planning office also removes IUDs. It is usually a quick and easy process.
If a health care provider does not accept assignment, it means that you must pay the health care provider. Then you submit their bill to your health insurer, and your health insurer reimburses you according to your contact with your insurer. The health care provider does not get involved in billing insurance.
Can a health care provider send a letter informing you they can no longer be your health care provider with no explanation?
A health care provider will need to prescribe the medication for your partner. Many states have laws that allow expedited partner therapy, meaning that your health care provider can prescribe treatement for the partners of any patients with chlamydia without an appointment. Talk with your health care provider to see if this is possible in your area.
In some cases, your partner's health care provider will write a prescription for you via laws regarding "expedited partner therapy" based on your partner's test status. In addition, some health care providers may be willing to prescribe for you before test results if you have been exposed to chlamydia. Contact your health care provider, local department of health, or your partner's health care provider for information.
HIPAA allows the provider to share what type of patient health-care information with outside entities?
An IUD is inserted into your vagina by a health care provider. It is NOT a do it yourself birth control method. The IUD is a semi permanent device, meaning that it can be removed by your health care provider. It cannot be removed yourself. Because of its nature, you should have a discussion with your heath care provider as to the suitability of this device for yourself.
The IUD is a more effective method than the birth control pill. IUDs and contraceptive implants are recommended as first-choice methods, especially for adolescents. Your own medical history and exam may suggest that the pills are a better choice. Talk with your health care provider for advice specific to your situation.