If you have an urgent problem, please call our office FIRST for instructions. Perhaps the problem can be handled without the expense and inconveniences of an emergency room visit, either by phone or in the office. After hours, calls to our office number will be forwarded to us directly or the answering service will be able to locate a member of our group 24 hours a day. If your problem cannot be handled over the telephone, we can alert the emergency room personnel, saving time in ordering hospital services. If, in an emergency, you are unable to reach us, proceed immediately to the nearest emergency room, where you are entitled to request that one of us be called to provide any needed medical care for if so desired.