Our Commitment to Patients

Convenience

We want your visit to our office to be as easy as possible. Appointments are scheduled in our office conveniently and promptly to meet your needs.

Dr. Tidwell and Dr. Kutcipal have hospital privileges at Swedish Medical Center. When necessary, we can admit patients to the hospital and perform inpatient procedures; it is also possible to perform outpatient procedures both in our office and in the hospital.

Communication

If a surgical procedure is necessary, we will explain the procedure to you in detail. Understanding the planned treatment enables most patients to feel more relaxed about the process. Dr. Tidwell and Dr. Kutcipal have many years of clinical and surgical experience and can handle the most delicate surgical procedures with ease and efficiency.

Comfort

Your comfort is our top priority during all phases of your treatment. Dr. Tidwell’s comprehensive anesthesia training and our relaxed and pleasant environment, enable us to ensure the comfort of our patients whether there is a need for sedation, general anesthesia or simply local anesthesia.

Consideration

Perhaps most importantly, doctors refer their patients to our office because of their confidence in our extensive training and in the sensitive, professional care he and his staff provide to every patient.

Parking

Our office has plenty of patient parking that is directly across the street from our office.

Patient Rights

This practice believes each patient has a right to:

  • To considerate and respectful care.
  • To see Dr. Tidwell each time you visit the office with an appointment.
  • To personal and informational privacy.
  • To know in advance the proposed treatment and expected costs.
  • To expect Drs. Tidwell and Kutcipal and his staff to follow appropriate infection control guidelines.
  • To inquire about treatment alternatives and be told the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • To refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and be informed of consequences of this action.
  • To be informed of the education and training of Dr. Tidwell and his entire staff.
  • To be informed of the professional rules, laws and ethics that governs the practice and its employees.

Patient Responsibilities

This practice believes that each patient is responsible:

  • To provide to the best of our knowledge, accurate and complete information about present symptoms, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters regarding your health.
  • To follow the treatment plan recommended.
  • To properly fulfill all financial obligations.
  • To follow the rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.
  • To be considerate of the rights of other patients and office personnel.