New-patient appointments and physicals: 30-40 minutes Routine follow-up and urgent appointments: 15-20 minutes Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork or update records. Unless instructed otherwise, if your visit entails blood work, please do not eat anything for 8 hours before the visit (water is fine). Being late to your appointment may limit the time the provider has to see you. If you arrive more than 30 minutes past your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule. Please help us serve you better by scheduling your physicals and routine follow-up appointments as far ahead as your schedule allows. We will gladly schedule appointments up to 12 months in advance.
ARRIVE 10-15 MIN BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
We respect your time and we are committed to seeing you at the time you have scheduled with us. For new patients, we ask that you arrive 10-15 min before your allotted time in order to fill out any necessary paperwork.
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Wait time will vary and can be up to 2 hours.
Expect to be scheduled with the first available healthcare provider.
Treatment will be limited to the chief complaint only.
If urgent care is needed, we ask that you schedule an appointment. When being evaluated as a walk-in patient, you will be treated only for your immediate health concerns. A limited amount of time has been set aside for walk-in patients in each provider’s scheduled day. Routine health visits, physicals, medication refills, or paperwork that needs to be completed by a provider should be completed at a scheduled appointment.
$25 NO SHOW CHARGE! Patients must call 24 hours in advance if they are unable to keep their scheduled appointment. If the appointment is not cancelled in advance, the patient will be charged a $25 No Show charge. ***Please be advised that no-show charges are patients responsibility and will not be billed to your insurance company.
If you do not see your insurance company listed below please contact our office for verification of participation. Due to the continual changes in health insurance, the following list is not all inclusive. Most secondary insurances accepted.
Beech Street/Capp Care
Employer Direct/Buck Consult
HMO Blue Texas (POS plan only)
Integrated Medical Systems
Medcorp SW PPO
Methodist Care HMO
National Provider Network
Personal Healthcare Inc.
UP & UP
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Please call (281) 446-1520 to schedule an appointment. Please give at least a 24 hour notice, if you plan to change and/or cancel an appointment.
It is recommended that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment in order to allow for time to submit all necessary paperwork and for verification/update of insurance and/or personal information.
A family physician is trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, and office surgery. Board certification in family medicine requires at least three years of specialty training after medical school, ongoing medical education, and re-certification examinations every seven years.
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has earned a master of science degree and has been certified to practice primary health care. Nurse practitioners provide direct patient care for routine exams, including well baby exams and women’s health care; diagnose and treat common health problems; and order and interpret studies such as lab tests and x-rays. They are expert in the areas of prevention and guidance.
A physician assistant (PA) is a health professional who is a college graduate and who has completed a two-year curriculum in basic sciences taught by physicians and PAs, followed by clinical practice and rotations through the medical specialties. Physician assistants are recognized as primary care providers and provide direct patient care for routine exams, including well baby exams and women’s health care; diagnose and treat common health problems; and order and interpret studies such as lab tests and x-rays. They are expert in the areas of prevention and guidance.
Our regular office hours for all of our locations are as follows:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Our office phone staff can help you schedule routine appointments, arrange referrals, and learn about our office policies.
Our billing staff can answer questions about office charges and health insurance policies and procedures.
Our nursing staff can help you with your medical questions, coordinate medical advice with your physician, and recommend an office visit if needed. The nurses can also help to schedule an appointment based on the urgency of your medical condition. Please tell the nurse if you think you have an emergency.
To provide the most efficient care to both patients who are in the office for scheduled visits and patients who are phoning in, our physicians do not usually interrupt patient care to accept phone calls during office hours. Instead, our clinical staff consults with your health care team and gets back to you with the information you need quickly.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
We do not accept RX refill requests from pharmacies. Please call our office and we will arrange the refills with you directly.
Yes, Humble Family Practice is happy to accept new patients.
Humble Family Practice participates is a large number of medical plans and frequently enrolls in new ones. Please contact your insurance company directly.
Dr. David Carpenter is the primary care physicians (PCP) at Humble Family Practice and is recognized as such by insurance companies. Check with your insurance company to make sure that your Humble Family Practice listed under your plan and then follow your individual plan's directions to make the change.
First, check with your new insurance company to be sure that your Humble Family Practice physician is a listed provider. Designate that physician as your primary care provider (PCP). Then complete the Change of Insurance form in the office with a copy of your insurance card.
Payment, including co-payment, is payable at the time of your visit unless other arrangements have been made in advance. For the convenience of our patients, we now accept Visa and MasterCard.
If we participate in your insurance plan, we will bill your insurance company directly. You are responsible to pay deductibles as well as charges incurred for services that are not covered benefits of your insurance plan. If authorization is required for the visit, but cannot be obtained, you will be responsible for payment. Any outstanding balance owed after insurance payment is made is due as soon as HFP notifies you of the amount.
If we do not participate in your plan, you will be responsible to pay all charges at the time of service. We will provide you with an itemized receipt, or other information as required, which you can submit to your insurance company. Please review your insurance plan prior to your visit.
Yes, most routine labs can be performed in our offices.