Welcome to Gregory Jenkins MD

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
  Contact : 661.600.9494

FAQs

Got questions? Well we got answers! Here at Gregory Jenkins MD, we look forward to helping you and your family with any of your medical needs. Please feel free to check out this helpful FAQ’s and let us know if you have any additional questions you’d like us to answer.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Great question!

Please bring the following items:

  • Drivers License
  • Medical Records (if any)
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Insurance Information

What information can be found in my health record

health record is created any time you see a health professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, or psychiatrist. You could find the following in your health record:

  • Your medical history and your family’s medical history
  • Labs and x-rays
  • Medications prescribed
  • Details about your lifestyle (smoking, exercise, recreational drug use, high-risk sports, stress levels)
  • Doctor/nurse notes
  • Results of operations and procedures and Genetic testing
  • Research participation
  • Any Information you provide on applications for disability, life or accidental insurance with private insurers or government programs
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Number
  • Financial information such as credit cards and payment info

Who has access to my health records

Many more people than you would ever want, including people outside the health care industry.

  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies especially if you receive Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, SSI, Workers Comp or any local, state or federal assistance
  • Employers
  • Researchers
  • If you are involved in a court case, your health records can be subpoenaed and available to the public
  • Many health websites collect information about you

Can my personal health information be used and disclosed without any notice to me or without my informed consent at the time of treatment

Yes.

The Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule states only that you must receive a Privacy Notice telling you how your personal health information will be used and disclosed. Section 164.520(c) (2) (i) (A).
Privacy Notices are often mistaken for consent forms, but they are simply notices telling you what will happen to your medical records.