Eric Orzeck, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

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  1. Office Information. Information on office location, phone numbers, lab results, and emergencies.
  2. Patient's Frequently Asked Questions. Information on prescriptions, billing, and other common questions.
  3. About Dr. Eric Orzeck. Dr. Orzeck's education, certifications, and community activities.
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Office Information.

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Office Location.

10023 S Main St.
Suite C4
Houston, Texas 77054
Office: 713-797-9922
Fax: 713-799-8800 

When is the Office Open?

Office hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday - Friday. Appointments are scheduled from 9:00 to 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 9:00 to 12:30 Friday.

Office visits are by appointment only and are to be scheduled in advance with the receptionist. Urgent problems will be handled on a walk-in basis if an appointment is not available when you call.

Cancellations: To allow us to provide maximum care at minimum cost, you are strongly urged to notify the office at least 24 hours in advance if you find you will not be unable to keep an appointment. Consistently broken appointments will lead to a charge being made for the time scheduled.

Lab Result Requests.

For lab results please call our office at 713-797-9922.

What about Emergencies?

In case of emergency, call the office at 713-797-9922 and tell us the nature of the problem. You will then be advised as to the proper course of action. When the office is closed, the answering service will take your call and notify Dr. Orzeck of your situation. He will then contact you directly. A physician is available 24 hours a day; however, on weekends and holidays Dr. Orzeck may not be on call. In this event, the answering service will notify the covering physician.

If ambulance transportation is indicated, Dr. Orzeck utilizes

Emergencies related to the care of pregnant diabetics are handled at Woman's Hospital of Texas, 7600 Fannin, 713-790-1234.

Patient's Frequently Asked Questions.

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What is an Internist?

An internist is a specialist in the care of adult, non-surgical medical problems. In general, an internist is a diagnostician, consultant, personal physician, and teacher.

What Is An Endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist is an internist who has former specialized in diseases which affect the hormone secreting glands, which include the insulin secreting portion of the pancreas; thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands: as well as the glands which produce sex hormones.

Due to Dr. Orzeck's extensive experience in the management of diabetes mellitus, this office is able to provide a full range of care and service for the diabetic patient; including specialized care of the pregnant diabetic and innovative developments, such as use of the insulin infusion pump and the Medi-jector for needle-less injections.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Patients who have not been seen by Dr. Orzeck before will be asked to fill out a patient information form and will have the reason for the visit and medical history directly obtained, followed by the appropriate physical examination. While this makes a first visit more lengthy and expensive than most regular visits, this is essential to ensure that you will receive the best care possible.

If you were referred to Dr.Orzeck, the information obtained, including laboratory studies and treatment recommendations, will be promptly communicated to the referring physician.

How are payments handled?

Patients are expected to pay for services at the time of their visit. Your cooperation in this is greatly appreciated. As a courtesy to our patients, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express can be used to pay professional charges.

Fees will vary according to the time required for the consultation, therefore initial visits will be more due to the extra information which must be handled at the time. Any laboratory studies will add to the cost of a visit and are also to be paid at the time of the visit.

How will my insurance claim be handled?

Your copy of your receipt contains all the information your insurance company finds necessary for filing an insurance claim. Simply attach it to your signed claim form and mail it to your carrier. The doctor's signature is not required. Please make sure the diagnosis is on either your office receipt or your claim form. Medicare assignments are accepted.

The Business Office will be glad to answer any questions that you may have. Their telephone number is 281-342-7870.

What about prescription refills?

Prescription refills are approved only during office hours as your chart must be available. For refills, call your pharmacist and he will contact us for authorization. Under Texas law, certain medications are refillable by the pharmacist only by direct communication with the prescribing physician. Occasionally, therefore, there may be a delay in their approval. Please allow for this when obtaining refills, preferably by calling your pharmacist at least 24 hours in advance of your need of the medicine.

If you have missed an appointment, a small amount of your medicine may be refilled to allow you to schedule a return appointment and still remain under treatment.

What if I have other questions?

The professional staff is prepared to assist you with any questions that you may have. In those cases where Dr. Orzeck needs to talk to you, calls are returned after patients are seen in the morning and afternoon, at approximately noon and 5 P.M. Please leave appropriate telephone numbers for the time of day.

We are anxious to provide quality medical care and welcome your comments and suggestions as to how we can best serve you.

About Dr. Eric Orzeck.

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Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACE, CDE

Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACE, CDE, is a Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Endocrinology, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA., and completed his post-graduate training at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Orzeck completed his first Endocrine Fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. He completed his second Fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hopsital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX.

Dr. Orzeck is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and he has been elected to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators where he currently serves as Treasurer. He has been published over 100 times on the subject of Diabetes and currently serves on the editorial boards of Practical Diabetology and Diabetes Self-Management.

The Professional Societies and Associations that Dr. Orzeck is a member of include the Houston Society of Clinical Endocrinology, where he served as President, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and the Endocrine Society. Dr. Orzeck has also served as President of both the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

For additional information, see his Curriculum Vitae.

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