Our Philosophy

Medications:
Our policy is to try to prevent you from running out of medicines.  Please let us know when you are checked in by a medical assistant if you will be needing refills on any of your medicines.   If you do run out in between appointments, please try to give us three business days in which to address the refill request.

Medication
Scheduling

Scheduling:
Our office works best when we can anticipate the number and type of visits we'll have per day, but we always keep a few visits open daily for "sick visits."  If you are sick, please call us to see if we have a same-day or next-day appointment for you.

First Time Visit

First Time Visit:
Ideally, on your first visit, we will have a "Meet & Greet" visit, in which we'll discuss your current and past health, review your family's medical history, determine if updated labs are needed, and order relevant past records to be sent. Of course, if you are ill on that day, we may just address your current issue and save the background for another visit.

Insurances

Insurances:
Admar, Aetna
American Medical Security
BCBS, Champus, Cigna
CCN, First Health, GEHA
Great West, Humana
Lovelace- HMO/SALUD/Senior Plan
Medicaid, Medicare, Molina, Multiplan, Mutual of Omaha, One Health Plan, PHCS, Presbyterian HMO/SALUD/PPO Senior Plan Pro-Net, Tricare/Triwest, United Healthcare.

If you don't see yours listed, just ask

Lab

Lab:
We have a small lab where tests for urinary infections and strep throat can be performed while you wait. If your provider determines you need labs done on the day of an appointment, we will do it for you here, while non-urgent lab work is performed at the SED or TriCore labs. We will call you with abnormal results, and review normal ones at your next appointment.


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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

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Quito Osuna Carr, MD & Associates


717 Encino Place, N.E. Suite 12
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-242-5373 - - Fax: 505-242-1221

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are you accepting new patients?
    We are accepting new patients from some insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify if your plan is one of these. We are a private practice contracted with most plans.

  2. Is my insurance plan accepted?
    Click here to see a list of accepted insurance plans.

  3. What hours and days are patients seen?
    We see patients Monday 8 - 5; Tuesday 8 - 5; Wednesday 8 - 5:30;
    Thursday 8 - 5; Friday 8 - 3


  4. How do I reach the physician in an emergency?
    During office hours you can call our office directly for guidance. If it is outside of our office hours we have an answering service that can assist you in reaching Dr. Carr or the on call physician.

  5. Who takes care of patients after hours and when the physician is gone?
    After hours our answering service will inform you how to reach the physician on call. The physician will then determine the appropriate action to take next. Please be considerate of the time of day when you call for non-urgent questions.

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  6. Is the physician board certified? What is his/her specialty?
    Dr. Carr is board certified in family medicine.

  7. Does the physician give telephone advice?
    This must be fairly limited for the patient's safety. Depending on the circumstances, most providers believe they need to see the patient in order to determine a diagnosis and before recommending an appropriate treatment.

  8. How long has he been in practice?
    Dr. Carr has been in practice since 1971 and in this family practice since 1992..

  9. Is this a solo or group practice? Will I see the same provider at each visit?
    Our practice is a group practice. If you prefer you can see the same provider most of the time, but we encourage you to get to know all of our providers. At this time our practice consists of Dr. Carr and a Certified Nurse Practioner, Lauren Blanchard. Dr. Carr prefers to see all the patients at least occasionally.

  10. How is the provider paid?
    Payment is expected at the time of service, we accept cash, checks, VISA, Master Card, and Discover. Most patients have insurance and payments are obtained by billing the contracted insurance. Appropriate patient portions are collected at each visit.

  11. What forms do I need for my first visit to your office?
    Please have a list of your present medications, your medical history, immunization records, and your insurance card. If your appointment is made far enough in advance we will mail you the forms. If the forms are not mailed to you, you will be asked to fill out these forms upon your arrival. Please arrive 10 - 20 minutes prior to your first visit to complete this paperwork.

  12. What is a prescription refill? How does this differ from a prescription renewal?
    A prescription refill is a prescription on file with your pharmacy that has remaining refills. This prescription can be refilled without contacting your provider.
    A prescription renewal is a prescription on file with your pharmacy that does not have any remaining refills. The provider must be contacted for approval before the prescription can be refilled. The renewal will usually allow for several refills. In many cases, we can renew medications without a new visit if you have been seen for this problem within the recent past. The provider may, however, request that you be seen more frequently to allow for proper evaluation and documentation of your condition and your response to the medication. It is much easier to provide refills if you have been compliant of test, referrals and follow-up visits as ordered by your provider..


  13. Can the provider call in prescriptions for medications, such as antibiotics, without having seen me?
    Most providers need to see the patient before prescribing medications, especially antibiotics to determine the diagnosis and treatment.

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  14. How do I have my records transferred?
    If you wish to have your records transferred to our practice, contact our office and request and sign a release authorization form that will be sent to your present provider. To save time, this form can also be downloaded, printed, filled out and sent to your present provider.

    Transfer form - Records to Dr. Carr - Click Here

    If you wish to transfer your records from our practice, you may fill out the appropriate form or contact your new provider and they can also request the records be transferred. To save time, this form may also be downloaded, printed, filled out and sent to us.


    Send my records to a different provider - Click Here

  15. Which shots do my children need and when should they be given?
    The Immunization Action Coalition has an easy to follow and up-to-date immunization schedule for children and teens. Click here for the schedule. A printable (pdf) is also available, click here.

    Just as children and teens need immunization, adults need certain immunization as they grow older. The Immunization Action Coalition has an easy to follow and up-to-date immunization schedule for adults. Click here for the schedule. A printable (.pdf) version is available, click here.

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Our Philosophy:
Dr. Carr's office is in some ways an old-fashioned practice, emphasizing thorough, personalized primary care that embraces the whole person.  It is not unusual to come in for a cold and also end up discussing osteoporosis risks and when your next cholesterol check should be.  We place a high priority on offering accurate, responsive, empathetic care.  We are also very interested in helping people with prevention of health problems, including smoking cessation, diet and exercise counseling, and stress management.

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