Welcome to Bellevue Family Practice PC

*Announcements*

New Providers

Keri Lazure, PA-C

Some of you may remember Keri Lazure, PA-C, from 10 year ago when she was practicing as a part-time PA with Bellevue Family Practice……………….she’s back  full time and we couldn’t be happier!!!

Nicole Weedman, PA-C

We are pleased to announce that Nicole Weedman, PA-C., has joined the Bellevue Family Practice team the summer of 2020.  She sees patients full time.  

Nicole is a University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate and is now seeing new and established patients at our office.  Nicole has a particular interest in women’s and children’s healthcare needs and is eager to serve you.  Please contact us to schedule your appointment. 

Robert Saniuk, M.D.  Retirement

Dr. Saniuk changed his schedule effective November 2, 2020 and began seeing  patients part time.  Effective December 31, 2021 he has decided to retire from practicing medicine.  You can see his announcement of retirement by clicking on the provider tab for Dr. Robert Saniuk.   If you have any questions, please call our office.  We have other providers who will be able to continue your care at Bellevue Family Practice. 

Flu Vaccinations

We do offer the regular dose and also the high dose for patients 65 and older.  Please call in advance to schedule a time for your injection.  

COVID19  Vaccine

We do not office Covid 19 vaccinations or boosters.  Please check with your pharmacy.  

COVID19  Testing

We offer Covid testing for current and new patients 12 and older by appointment.   Please call,  402 292-9170 to schedule a test. You will need to have an appointment with a provider for this testing.  We are no longer doing drive up testing.  Charges will be billed to insurance.  If you have any out of pocket due after your plan processes the claim, we will send you a bill.  Rapid flu test are processed at our office with results in 20 minutes.  Covid19 PCR tests will be sent to an outside laboratory.  Results can take 24-48 hours.  Any cost for this test will be billed by the testing lab.  We will bill for the collection of the specimen.    Please call your insurance company if you have questions regarding coverage for this.  Most insurance companies are waiving cost share costs but we are unable to know the coverage for every insurance company and plan.  

You will be expected to email us a copy of your photo identification and the front and back of your insurance card prior to your test if we do not have a current card on file.  You may email a copy of the front and back of your insurance card and ID to  ssmith@bfpdocs.com if your last name is M-Z and vollie@bfpdocs.com if your last name starts with A-L.   If you do not have the capability to do this, please let billing know.  Billing can be reached at, 402 292-9170 option 3.

Self pay patients will be expected to pay at time of the appointment.  You can call the billing department at, 402 292-9170 option 3 to pay by phone. 

Appointments

Our practice is requiring masks for entering our office whether you are vaccinated or not.  This is for the protection of our patients, our staff as well as CDC guidelines.  We prefer that you call for an appointment.   You may walk in and we will try to schedule you for a same day if we have availability.  We will try to get you in, however, we do have to see the patients that have scheduled in advance prior to the same day requests.  If your symptoms are urgent, we ask that you go to the Urgent Care or the nearest Emergency Room.  

Paperwork

You may be asked to update your patient information form, health history, HIPPA and insurance paperwork.  This includes current patients.    Current information is required as an office policy as well as your insurance company.  We will also verify your insurance prior to appointments.  This is to minimize time spent in the waiting room.  We want to make sure we have accurate information to submit your claims to your insurance company in a timely manner.  We try to make sure your insurance is in network, however, with over 2,000 insurance companies and plans, it is ultimately your responsibility to know your own insurance plan.  Our claims are billed as a group, Bellevue Family Practice with tax ID, 47-0782740.  This is the information to you need to provide your insurance company when checking if you are able to be seen at our office.   If your plan is associated with CHI, we are not in network.   You may email a copy of the front and back of your insurance card to ssmith@bfpdocs.com  (last names M-Z) or vollie@bfpdocs.com (last names A-L) prior to your appointment so eligibility can be verified for you.  Please include a current telephone number if we have any questions.  This will save time with your paper work on the day of your visit.   Photo identification is required for your protection in case of identity theft as well as identifying who we are treating.  Please bring your current ID to your appointment as well as any applicable co-payments.  

Patient forms are available on the bottom of the website if you would like to print the forms in advance and complete them prior to your appointment. 

We thank you for your patience during this time.  We may be short staffed and have a higher than normal phone volume because of Covid.    Patients that are physically or verbally abusive to our staff may be asked to seek treatment elsewhere. 

Supplements

We are open if you need to purchase supplements.  A face mask is required to enter our lobby.  

Patient Portal

Effective April 2020,  your statements will be available online and you will be able to make payments by credit and debit card online.  Prior to April, not all statements will be available. Some medical records may also be able to be viewed online.   If you do not already have a log in, you may request a user ID by clicking on  Patient Portal Medi-Touch on the menu  or call our office at, 402 292-9170 option 3.

 Practice History

Bellevue Family Practice was founded in 1983 by Dr. Robert Saniuk. He partnered with Dr James Biskup in 1991. Both of the owners have strong roots in this area, and thoroughly enjoy practicing in Bellevue where they can remain close to family and friends. They both maintain personal relationships with many of their patients.

Bellevue Family Practice has grown over the years from a relatively small office and patient base to a large independently owned practice that is served by 2 physicians and 3 physicians assistants, caring for a large diverse patient base. We offer many services right here in the clinic to make it as convenient for our patients to obtain the needed services. Check out the services tab for a complete list of the many services that we offer.