Cherrington Medical Associates

Heritage Valley Medical Group - Cherrington Medical Associates

412.749.6709


Fax:  (412) 749-6783

Office Hours

Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hours staff are available by phone

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Beth Carlson, PA-C joined Cherrington Medical Associates in January 2001.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Thiel College in 1989.  She graduated from Chatham University in 1999 with a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies Degree.  Beth has clinical experience in Family Practice and 15 years of clinical experience in Internal Medicine.  She is also a member of both the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  In addition to practicing as a Physician Assistant she has also taught in Chatham University’s PA program and manages the Cherrington Medical Associates office. Beth is nationally certified to practice as a Physician Assistant and licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. 

If your condition requires diagnosis or treatment beyond what we can offer, we will offer a referral to a specialist for further care. Most specialists are local, but we do work with physicians all over the Greater Pittsburgh area. We then work with those specialists to ensure continuity of care. 

Office visits with our providers are offered by appointment only Monday through Friday and Thursday evenings until 7:30pm with select providers. 

We offer urgent and “same-day” appointments as needed. These services are frequently provided by our well-qualified physician assistant. If you feel that acute care is needed, please call as soon as the need arises, preferably early in the day. Our trained staff will ask for basic information, which will be reviewed by the physicians to help expedite the appropriate service.

We advise all new patients to schedule either a full physical examination or at least a “get-acquainted visit”. Often, our physician assistant will provide the initial contact and may recommend follow up with a physician. If you feel that information from your previous health care provider will be important to review, please have those records forwarded or bring them with you to the initial visit.

Please be familiar with the services your insurance plan offers. Some do not cover routine appointments or physicals and a charge may be generated that the insurer will not pay.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Your notification will allow us to provide needed care to another patient. There will be a charge for appointments which are not kept or cancelled 24 hours in advance.

When arriving for your appointment, please notify the receptionist and present your insurance card and your Heritage Valley Care Card. We need to see your insurance card at every visit to ensure proper billing. To help protect your information against identity theft, we may also require your driver’s license for positive identification.

 

Insurance / Billing:
In order to manage your care more effectively, please provide your current insurance and demographic information. Your correct insurance information is essential to properly submit claims for payment and obtain physician referrals. Please notify us immediately if there is any change in your address, phone number, employer or insurance.

We accept most insurances plans and will bill your insurance directly for plans we participate with. Payment for co-pays and non-insured services is expected when the service is rendered. We accept cash, personal checks and major credit cards.

Managed Care Insurance Referrals:
If our providers have referred you to a specialist for medical care, your insurance company may require that a referral be processed by your primary care physician. For your convenience, we have a Referral Request Line you can call to request a managed care referral. You may call it directly or call our main number and listen for the prompt. Please note that we require at least five (5) working days notice to process all non-urgent referral requests. Without adequate notice to our referral staff, non-urgent appointments may need to be rescheduled or may not be paid by your insurance carrier. We are not permitted to back date referrals per insurance regulations. 

For your safety and health, inform the physician of any medication or change in medication that you take. To insure accuracy, please bring all of your medication bottles with you to your visits. Our practice utilizes electronic prescribing to send your prescriptions directly to your pharmacy. This technology will help ensure the safety and accuracy of your medications. Most prescription refills are best handled personally by your physician at your regular appointment. If you do not have enough medication to last until your next appointment, you may call our prescription refill line Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 4:30pm to request routine prescription refills. Just call our main phone number and listen for the appropriate prompt. Please note that we do not refill prescriptions left after noon until the following business day. Please monitor your prescription supplies closely to prevent any delay in obtaining refills. 

Stephen J. Osmanski, MD attended college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and received his medical degree in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh. His internship was at the City Hospital in Baltimore and he finished his residency training at Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh.

After several years in the South, he returned to Pittsburgh in 1990 and has been practicing here since. Dr. Osmanski has practiced in Moon Township for 22 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and is a member of both the American College of Physicians and the Allegheny County Medical Society. His practice interests include working on prevention of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

- To avoid any unnecessary expenses to the patient, please verify with your insurance company that your services are covered. 
 - A “no-show” fee may be charged.

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