The staff and physicians of Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates have created this web site to better communicate our services and contact information to our patients and to those seeking providers of Internal Medicine health care.
Internists are physicians who treat adults. We provide care for the treatment of chronic health problems, routine health maintenance, acute illnesses or injuries, and guidance for disease prevention. We strive to provide quality care with your involvement
Here you will find information regarding our:
The physicians in our clinics are specialists in Internal Medicine and are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
As always, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
EMERGENCIES: If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, dial 911.
A physician is available for emergency care 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays. This service is reserved ONLY for matters which cannot wait until the next business day and is NOT to be used for medication refills. To reach the physician on call, (402) 421-3240 and stay on the line for the answering service.
L.I.M.A. wanted our patients to be aware that we have just been notified of a new plan from Coventry on the marketplace called CoventryOne Carelink for individuals living in Lancaster, Douglas or Sarpy Counties. This is a CHI Health Network plan.
Effective March 1st, 2015
Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates
will be considered an
Out-of-Network Provider for the
CoventryOne Carelink -powered by St. Elizabeth
Below is a copy of what the insurance cards look like for this insurance.
You may continue to see your L.I.M.A. physician but the cost will be your responsibility based on your plans out-of-network policy.
We are still in-network with original Coventry of Nebraska, Coventry/Aetna-Medicaid, and the Coventry Advantra plans. If you have questions about plans, plan coverage and in-network physicians please contact an insurance agent.
New Prescription Regulations:
Dear Lincoln Internal Medicine Patients,
We want to make you aware of an improtant change in the classification of prescription products that contain Hydrocodone. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is requiring that all prescription products containing the active ingredient Hydrocodone be reclassified from a Schedule III to a stricter Schedule II Controlled Substance. This change took effect on October 6, 2014.
What products are affected?
There are several hundred brand name and generic Hydrocodone products such as Vicodin, Lortab, and Vicoprofen, as well as liquid cough suppressants such as Hycodan, Mycodone, Tussionix, Pennkinetic, and Tussigon.
What does this mean for you?
As of October 6, 2014, doctors are not allowed to issue refills on new prescriptions for products containing Hydrocodone. Your doctor can no longer fax or phone in these prescriptions to the pharmacy due to DEA regulations.
The DEA has stated that any prescriptions for products containing Hydrocodone that are issued before October 6, 2014 with authorized refills may be dispensed, if such dispensing occurs before April 8, 2015. While the refills are valid, pharmacists may not be able to fill these prescriptions due to multiple factors related to state law and insurance-related issues which may prevent the pharmacy from refilling the prescription. Because of this uncertainty, we ask that you understand our situation and ask us to write you a new prescription to take with you to the pharmacy the next time you need to have it refilled. Remember pharmacies and insurances will not allow you to refill prescriptions early so please do not take it there today unless you are out and needing to have it refilled.
What do you need to do?
Beginning October 6th, 2014 you will need new prescriptions for any Hydorcodone containing product and you will need to ask us for one. It must be either hand delivered or mailed in so please be sure and give us adequate time for this process to work to your needs. Even if you have prescriptions with refills it is still advisable to get new ones from us in case the pharmacy you use refuses to refill your old prescriptions.
We appologize for any inconvenience this may pose to you but we must follow the regulations and are working to make sure you have access to the medications you need when you need them.