What do I do if I have a problem
If you have a problem between
our consultations, please call and let us know what kind of a problem you are
having. This helps us to prioritize your call. Because we are with
patients during the day, or for other reasons, we may not be able to talk to
you immediately when you call with questions.
Leave us a voicemail
– Please do not send email. Tell us
why you are calling, your telephone number(s), including area code, and a few choices of times
we can reach you. When leaving a recorded message, please give us a clear and
brief description of your problem. Do not explain in great detail; we will call
you back to discuss the details.
When we’ll get back to you
-- We make every effort to return calls the
same day you contact us. For routine problems or questions, it may take a few
days for us to get back to you. For urgent problems, if we are not immediately
available to talk with you, we will usually call you within an hour or
For brief, non-urgent
-- You can also send your question to us by
Fax (253.590.0881). If we feel your question is too complex for a faxed answer,
or we need more information, we will call you to set up an appointment to
discuss your concerns. Please do not send email.
-- Please call the nearest emergency medical center. If your situation is life
threatening, please call 911 immediately. If your problem is not an emergency
but cannot wait until the next day, call Dr Schore’s cell phone. The number is
in our office voicemail message. There is a charge for this service.
After hours & weekends
-- If your problem is urgent and you’re calling after hours, you can reach Dr
Schore by calling our main office number (253.857.8000); the recorded message
will tell you how to reach him. Because our services are unique and
personalized, there is nobody to cover for us when we are not available, so you
may need to consult the nearest urgent care facility.
We are human. If you do not
hear back from us in a timely fashion, please call back! There’s a lot going on
in the office, and occasionally, much to our dismay, a message does get lost.
Please understand, be patient, and we will do our best to help. Thank you!
Will you be my primary doctor?
We are a specialty clinic and do not serve as primary care providers. You should
have a primary care physician for health care matters such as routine physical
exams and emergencies. We are available to you for any questions and concerns
related to our program or for any other questions we feel we are qualified to
we can discuss your health concerns with you, and we encourage you to share what
you learn at COREhealth with your primary care physician. If your primary
doctors do not know whether their prescribed treatments will conflict with the
nutritional, bioidentical hormone, homeopathic, or other treatments you
requested from us, please ask your doctors to call us. All therapies mingle,
sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not.
We are happy to
discuss your medical care with any of your other doctors who have questions or
are interested. Please ask them to call us with their specific questions and
concerns. We send records to them only with your written and verbal consent.
updated April 24, 2009