Your Responsibilities as a Patient

Your responsibilities as a patient are:

  • To read and understand all permits and/or consents you sign. If you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask the nurse or Physician for clarification
  • To answer all medical questions truthfully and to the best of your knowledge
  • To provide complete and accurate information to the best of your ability about your health, any medications, including over-the counter products and dietary supplements, and any allergies or sensitivities.
  • To read carefully and follow any pre-operative written or oral instructions your Physician or Lincoln Surgery Center has given
  • To notify your Physician or Lincoln Surgery Center if you have not followed the pre-operative instructions
  • To provide a responsible person to transport you home after surgery if you have received medications and/or anesthesia
  • To provide for someone to be responsible for your care for the first twenty four (24) hours after your procedure
  • To follow carefully any written or verbal post-op instructions from your Physician(s) or nurse. This includes keeping any scheduled postoperative appointments with your Physician
  • To contact your Physician regarding any post-operative question, problem, or complication
  • To assure all financial obligations for services are fulfilled as promptly as possible and to assume ultimate responsibility for payment regardless of insurance coverage
  • To notify either Administrator or Nursing Director if you feel any rights have been violated, or if you have a complaint, or a suggestion for improvement. This can be accomplished by completing and returning your patient questionnaire or by direct contact