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Notice of Privacy Practices

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. You can access the PDF document of this Notice HERE.  Please review it carefully.


Any questions regarding this Notice should be directed to Associated Physicians, LLP’s Compliance Officer, Terry Lawrence, who can be reached at:


Associated Physicians, LLP

4410 Regent Street

Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 233-9746

Fax: (608) 233-0026


Patient Rights & Responsibilities


It is the policy of Associated Physicians, LLP to treat all patient information confidentially. This includes patient records and conversations. We will investigate any reported violation of this policy. If you have any questions, please ask a front desk representative for information. 

Associated Physicians, LLP makes every effort to provide our patients with an environment which is safe, private and respectful of our patient’s needs. If you have a complaint about our services, facilities, or staff, we want to hear from you. We will do everything we can to see that your experience with us is professional in every way.

Patient Rights
  • The patient has the right to receive information from health providers and to discuss the benefits, risks, and costs of appropriate treatment alternatives. Patients should receive guidance from their health providers as to the optimal course of action. Patients are also entitled to obtain copies or summaries of their medical records, to have their questions answered, to be advised of potential conflicts of interest that their health providers might have, and to receive independent professional opinions.

  • The patient has the right to make decisions regarding the health care that is recommended by his or her health provider. Accordingly, patients may accept or refuse any recommended medical treatment.

  • The patient has the right to courtesy, respect, dignity, responsiveness, and timely attention to his or her needs, regardless of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • The patient has the right to confidentiality. The health provider should not reveal confidential communications or information without the consent of the patient, unless provided for by law or by the need to protect the welfare of the individual or the public interest.

  • The patient has the right to continuity of health care. The health provider has an obligation to cooperate in the coordination of medically indicated care with other health providers treating the patient. The health provider may discontinue care provided they give the patient reasonable assistance and direction, and sufficient opportunity to make alternative arrangements.

Patient Responsibilities
  • Complete and respectful communication is essential to a successful health provider-patient relationship. To the extent possible, patients have a responsibility to be truthful and respectful when expressing their concerns to the healthcare team. Patients have a responsibility to provide a complete medical history, to the extent possible, including information about past illnesses, medications, hospitalizations, family history of illness and other matters relating to present health. 

  • Patients have a responsibility to request information or clarification about their health status or treatment when they do not fully understand what has been described.

  • Once patients and health providers agree upon the goals of therapy, patients have a responsibility to cooperate with the treatment plan. Compliance with health provider instructions is often essential to public and individual safety. Patients also have a responsibility to disclose whether previously agreed-upon treatments are being followed and to indicate when they would like to reconsider the treatment plan.

  • Patients should also have an active interest in the effects of their conduct on others and refrain from behavior that unreasonably places the health of others at risk. Patients should also be considerate of the healthcare team and other patients by arriving at their previously appointed time.

Issues of Care

Associated Physicians, LLP is committed to your participation in care decisions. As a client, you have the right to ask questions and receive answers regarding the course of clinical care recommended by any of our health providers, including discontinuing care. 

We urge you to follow the healthcare directions given to you by our providers. However, if you have any doubts or concerns, or if you question the care prescribed by our providers, please ask.

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