OFFICE INFO
OFFICE HOURS
Monday          9 am  to   5 pm
Tuesday         9 am  to   8 pm
Weds              9 am  to   5 pm
Thurs              9 am  to   8 pm
Friday             9 am  to   12:30 pm
Sat                  9 am  to   12:30 pm*   
- * every 2nd
and                                       4th Sat
APPOINTMENTS
Office visits may be scheduled for well
visits, sick visits, gyn examinations, and  
consultations. Office visits  are by
appointment only. Spaces are made
available each day  for sick patients in our
schedule. If you have an additional child
who also needs to be seen, please inform
us  at the time you are making the
appointment. As a courtesy, we call our
patients to remind them of their
appointments.

Missed appointments are very disruptive to
our office and deprive others of that
opportunity to see the doctor. If unable to
keep an appointment, please call us within
24 hours of your scheduled appointment.
We reserve the right to reschedule for late
appointments. In addition,  missing
appointments without notifying the office,
may result in a  fee.

We also see patients for consultations for
various problems such as depression,
anxiety, Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder, weight problems, bed wetting, and
other issues.

We also offer free expectant parent
interviews  and for parents looking for a
new pediatrician.  We want you to meet us.
We see patients from newborns to young
adults aged 26 to 27. We are happy to
extend our age range because many of
our older  patients prefer to remain with
our practice. We also recognize that this
age group neglects  to  seek  health care
once they leave a pediatric practice.  
Instead of getting a primary care doctor,
they use emergency rooms and urgent
care facilities for their health care.  
Recognizing this problem, health care
plans now allow all patients to remain on
their parent's plans until age 26
regardless of their student status.
AGE POLICY
IMMUNIZATION POLICY
REFERRALS
FINANCIAL POLICY
CONTACTING US and  HOW TO
CONTACT US AFTER HOURS
Office visits fees or co-pays are due at
the time  of the visit. All co-pays not
collected at the time of service will incur
checks, debit cards,Visa, Mastercard,  
American Express and Discover.

We participate in most major medical
health plans including all Aetna
products, all Carefirst/Blue Cross Blue
Shield products, Cigna, and other plans.
If we are a participating provider, we will
file your insurance claim for each visit.
Should there be a dispute with your
insurance company, our office will
attempt to resolve it for you. Please note
that your insurance policy is a contract
between you and your insurance
company, therefore, your balance is your
responsibility.

Financial arrangements for large
balances can be made through our
office. Failure to resolve any past due
account will result in referral to a
collection agency. Any family whose
account is forwarded to a collection
agency will be dismissed from our
practice.

FEE SCHEDULE:
Failure to keep appointment $25
Forms fee         $10
Late Referral fee  $10
Transfer of records fee
$20 1st family member
$10 for each additional member

Co/pays are expected at time of service.
Failure to pay at time of service will
result in a billing fee of $10.
Many health plans require a written
referral from this office to be presented to
can't "back date" referrals, so please
obtain it before your scheduled
appointment.    

Procedure for Referrals:
1. It is important that you consult with one
of the doctors before you  make an
appointment with a specialist. If it is
deemed necessary, a referral will be
issued. Our office provides the name,
address, and telephone number of our
recommended specialists.
2. The parent (or patient) schedules an
appointment with the specialist and
informs our office.
3. The referral is mailed or picked up by
the patient. We will also fax to the
specialist if a fax number is available.
4. Our office needs at least 3 days notice
to issue a referral. Any requests made
later than this will incur a $10.00 referral
fee.
We believe that vaccines provide
protection and prevent diseases.  Our
immunization schedule is very similar to
the one recommended by the American
Academy of Pediatrics.  However, we are
flexible. We are willing to work with
parents who would like the  vaccines to
be administered with a modified
schedule.
We have full hospital privileges at St.
Agnes Hospital. In addition, we have
Nursery privileges at Howard County
General Hospital. We will see your
newborn at any of the two hospitals listed
above.
You may contact us by telephone, during
our routine office hours, by email, or on
our website.
CONTACT US
During after hours, a recording device is
in operation. For true emergencies call
911. For urgent calls dial 410-788-2350
and listen to the menu. Press "1" to
leave a message for the doctor on call.
The machine will ask you if your call is
"urgent- then press 1"  or "not urgent-
then press 2". If you press the number
for "urgent "- the doctor's pager will
beep immediately. Please use the
"urgent" number for truly urgent calls.
Leave your name, telephone number,
and message on the recorder then hang
up.
Please contact  the following staff
member for:
Billing questions and Referrals - Melanie
Robinson.
To help defray our administrative costs,
we have a forms fee of $10 for
completion of forms. (camps, school,
sport, etc)

We have a
FORMS section on this
website to download many of the forms
that you might need.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
IN OFFICE LABORATORY
FORMS
Able to perform some simple screening
studies such as urinalysis, pregnancy
testing, and rapid strep testing. We are
Our office has a small laboratory. We are
able to obtain specimens for PAP
smears,  sexually transmitted diseases,
herpes cultures, yeast infections, and
other tests.
SAMUEL R. WILLIAMS, M.D.
LISA WILLIAMS PETIT, M.D.
PEDIATRICS AND YOUNG ADULTS
IN CATONSVILLE