In order to make your visit as pleasant as possible we see patients by appointment only. Occasionally, a seriously ill patient, an unscheduled surgical problem or a patient who has a difficult problem may disrupt the office appointment schedule. Your understanding and patience in these circumstances is appreciated. Should you be unable to keep an appointment, please call as soon as possible. Non-emergency routine medical matters should be dealt with during normal office hours when medical records are available and pharmacies are open. In case of emergency, after hours or on weekends, a doctor can always be reached by calling Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.