Conditions of Service

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Thank you for choosing The Padda Institute – Center for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine for your treatment and care. The following are our established Conditions of Service that will be followed in resolving all issues for services rendered by Gurpreet Padda, MD and staff.  Due to the cosmetic nature of the procedures and services provided, results are not guaranteed.

CONSENT TO TREATMENT

The patient consents to the examinations, treatments and procedures which may be performed while under the care of Gurpreet Padda, M.D. and/or his staff, which may include but is not limited to medical/surgical examinations, treatments, and/or local and tumescent anesthesia under the general and special instructions of the patient’s physician or surgeon.

PAYMENT

Payment in full must be received prior to scheduling. All payments made to The Padda Institute – Center for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine are nonrefundable.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY

If a check or “e-check” is returned unpaid and/or declined for any reason (insufficient funds, stop payment or account closed), a $50.00 service charge will be applied for each occurrence in addition to any and all bank charges incurred by The Padda Institute as a result of the patient’s returned check. Notification will be sent via US Certified Mail to the address on the check as well as the address on Patient Medical History (if different from address on check). The original payment amount plus a $ 50.00 service charge must be paid within 14 days to The Padda Institute via certified cashiers check or money order. If certified payment is not received within 14 days, collective action will be taken. The patient will be responsible for any and all collection fees required. “Fees” shall include but are not limited to any and all court costs, any and all attorney fees, any and all filing fees, and all fees arising from counter-suit fees. RE-

SCHEDULING/CANCELING APPOINTMENTS

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time, please contact our office as soon as possible. Please provide at least 24 hours advanced notice for cancellations. There is no charge for cancellation with more than 24 hours advanced notice.

Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, may result in a Cancellation Fee of $50.00.  In some instances, unforeseen circumstances arise and a 24-hour notice is not possible.  We are very understanding of instances such as these.

No Show Policy – If you do not call and do not show up, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged that will be due and payable at your next visit before any further treatment can be performed.

PERSONAL VALUABLES

It is understood and agreed that The Padda Institute shall not be liable for the loss or damage to any money, jewelry, documents, fur garments, dentures, eye glasses, hearing aids, prosthetics, or other articles of unusual value and small size and shall not be liable for loss or damage to any other personal property.

CONSENT TO PHOTOGRAPH/VIDEOTAPING

The Padda Institute is permitted to take pictures of the medical or surgical progress involving the patient and to use same for scientific, educational or research purposes. The patient consents to photography during medical or surgical procedures and the use of the same for scientific, educational or medical research purposes. The patient further consents to routine photography related to patient care.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION

The Padda Institute will obtain the patient’s consent and authorization to release protected health information concerning the patient, in accordance with HIPAA regulations, except in those circumstances when The Padda Institute is permitted or required by law to release information. A “Notice of Privacy Practices” is available upon request.

SEVERABILITY

If any terms or conditions of the Conditions of Services agreement are held by a court of law to be invalid or unenforceable, then this agreement, including all of the remaining terms and conditions, will remain in full force and effect as if such invalid or unenforceable term or condition had never been included.

PRE-TREATMENT CONFIRMATION CALLS

Our staff routinely telephones patients for confirmation 48 hours prior to their appointment. If we are unable to reach you, please telephone us 48 hours before your scheduled appointment to confirm the exact date and time.