Accepting New Patients
2325 18th St, Ste 210Columbus, IN 47201
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm
At Southern Indiana Nephrology & Hypertension, we provide care to people with kidney disease and high blood pressure. We manage the care of patients who require dialysis, including peritoneal, home dialysis therapies, and in-center hemodialysis. We also assist with post-kidney transplant follow up. Additionally, we treat the following conditions:
We are pleased that you have chosen us to assist in your healthcare. It is a privilege we take very seriously. Our goal is to provide outstanding care to achieve the highest possible outcomes. Welcome to Southern Indiana Nephrology & Hypertension!
New Patient appointments require a referral from your primary care provider. If you have been referred to our office, and your first appointment has been scheduled, please click on the Patient Forms tab for New Patient Forms and
For your first visit, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time so that we may obtain the information required for establishing your care.
Please bring the following items with you
We have allotted over an hour of our time to your first visit with us.
As a courtesy to our other patients we require 24-hour advance notice of cancellation of an appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible, at (812) 375- 0272, extension 204.
If you are a Current Patient and wish to
schedule an appointment, please call our office at 812-375-0272.
At each visit, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time, so that we can update the information required to provide you with the best care possible. P
lease bring the following items with you
Please inform the front desk staff of any change in name, address, telephone number, employment or insurance.
Always inform your care team of any changes in medical history and recent hospitalizations.
As a courtesy to our other patients we require 24-hour advance notice of cancellation of an appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible.
Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, check, VISA and Mastercard. If we are contracted with your insurance company, you will need to pay your co-pay at the time of your visit. This amount will be indicated on your insurance card. We are contractually bound with the insurance companies to collect this at the time of service. We will then file your insurance claim. However, payment for the account remains your responsibility.
If you have insurance that we are not contracted with, you will be asked to make full payment, and file your own insurance claim. Patients scheduling procedures will be required to pay a percentage at the time of service.
Please maintain your account with our office in good standing. Should your account become delinquent, your account may be turned over to an outside collection agency. Should this become necessary, you will be responsible for all additional expenses incurred to collect this outstanding debt and you will be discharged from the practice.
Your medical records are strictly confidential. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restricts us from releasing any information without your written permission, except to other providers, payors, and other specified entities, as outlined in our Notice of Privacy Practices.
Labwork and testing are typically ordered to be done right before your scheduled visit, so your results can be discussed when you see the Doctor. Occasionally, your Doctor will order labs shortly after or between visits to see how you are doing. Your Doctor will review the results and you will receive prompt notification of any results that require immediate attention. If your results are normal, or as expected, and no changes are required, you may not be notified. If you wish, you may call the office for results.
Prescription refills will only be authorized during normal office hours. For your convenience, we have a Prescription Refill Line - it is option #3 when you call 812-375-0272. You will need to leave your name, date of birth, medication to be refilled by name, strength, amount (90 day, 30 day), instructions for taking medicine, physician, pharmacy and your phone number for any questions. This line is checked periodically during the day by our clinical staff. Please allow 48 hours for request to be completed. Patients must be seen by our physicians within the recommended time frame for follow-up, or
you will need an appointment before refills can be authorized.
New Patient Letter
New Patient Registration
New Patient Form (Health History)
ROS (Review of Systems) Form
Notice of Privacy Practices
Adviso Sobre prácticas de privacidad
Patient Education and Handouts
Frequently Asked Questions About Kidney Disease
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease
Protect Your Veins
American Association of Kidney Patients
American Diabetes Association
American Society of Transplantation
National Kidney Foundation
Nephron Information Center News Center
The Recipe Club
Nephron Information Center's Kidney Disaster Site
Mobile Web Disaster Page
Thank you for choosing to refer your patient to Southern Indiana Nephrology & Hypertension! We consider your referral to be the highest compliment, and we look forward to providing excellent and convenient care to your patient.
We understand that you have invested time and energy into building your relationship with your patient, and we recognize our role as helpful consultants who enhance that relationship.
Our main office is located in Columbus, Indiana. We also have locations in Seymour, Greensburg, Franklin, and North Vernon, which have varying days and hours of operation. We hope to be able to offer your patient services in the location that is most convenient for them. Our goal is to be able to schedule your patient for their first visit with us within a two-week time frame and to be able to provide the location of preference, if not initially, then at their first follow-up visit. With our new practice structure, patients referred to our practice are no longer subject to specific criteria to be seen by one of our providers.
New Patient Referral Process:
Urgent Panel (UP) requests will be scheduled within a time frame consistent with the urgency of the patient's need. Time for UPs will be blocked Monday through Thursday, in our Columbus or Franklin offices. We will accommodate same day to two week requests using the UP referral process.
Urgent Panel Referral Process: