Authorization to Release Medical Information

Final Announcement of Closing:

Effective today, February 24, 2011, Central Internal Medicine is now closed. We can no longer provide patient care, prescription refills, or referrals. All patient records are now in long-term storage in Alamance County. Please print and fill out an Authorization to Release Medical Information, include a $15.00 check made out to ARMC Physicians Care (processing fee), and mail to the address below. Records will be faxed to your new provider within 30 days.

Mail to:
Dr. Laura Berglund
3940 Arrowhead Blvd
Mebane, NC 27302

Previous Announcement of Closing:

To our patients:

After 59 years of business, Central Internal Medicine will be closing permanently on February 24, 2011. We regret that after this date, we will no longer be providing patient care, prescription refills, referrals, or medical services aside from medical record releases.

Dr. William Lorimer will no longer maintain a private office, but will continue to provide nursing home care at Carver and Pettigrew.

Dr. Laura Berglund will be joining a new internal medicine and family practice office in Mebane, NC and will begin seeing patients there on March 8, 2011. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (919) 568-7303 after February 14, 2011. Directions to the office can be obtained at that time.

Please be advised that your medical records will be maintained at our office until March 2011 and then placed into remote storage. After that time, obtaining a copy of your records will be more difficult. If you would like to pick up copies of your records or have your records transferred to a new practice, please let us know as soon as possible by completing an Authorization to Release Medical Information form. This form may be obtained from your new doctor, or from the link above.

NC law permits us to charge for the expense of copying and mailing records at the following rates: $0.75/page for pages 1-25, $0.50/page for pages 26-100, and $0.25/page for pages 100+. Payment is expected when you pick up your records. If mailing is required, you will be billed for this service. If you are planning to follow Dr. Berglund to the Mebane practice, your records will be transferred at the time of your appointment at no charge.

While we are not referring our patients to any particular practice in the area, below you will find a list of area practices with phone numbers that may be taking new patients at this time. You may also obtain a copy of this list at our front desk.

Vickers Clinic, P.A. - (919) 688-4748
Durham Family Medicine - (919) 220-9800
Durham Medical Center - (919) 471-1518
Duke Primary Care - (919) 490-9800
Duke Family Medicine - (919) 684-6721
Duke Internal Medicine - (919) 471-8344
Butner-Creedmoor Family Medicine - (919) 528-8307
Integrative Physicians, P.C. - (919) 403-8600
Lakewood Pediatrics & Family Medicine - (919) 220-3333
Metropolitian Durham Medical Group - (919) 383-1854
Carrboro Family Medicine - (919) 929-1747

It has been our honor to provide medical care to the community over the last 18 years. We wish everyone the best in 2011 and beyond.

Dr. William Lorimer
Dr. Laura Berglund
And the Staff of Central Internal Medicine, PA

 

Central Internal Medicine, P.A.