Frequently Asked Questions
If you come from a religious background, you can feel comfortable that we will be sensitive to your values and beliefs and how they might impact your care. If you do not come from a religious background, you will still be treated with the love and respect that we believe everyone deserves.
The infusion of faith into this practice begins with the understanding that every patient we see is made in the image and likeness of God, and needs to be treated with the dignity and respect that is owed them as a result. It is our goal to treat every patient in this way independent of their own beliefs about religion. The ethical decisions we make also emanate from this concept of respecting human dignity.
As a Catholic practice, we follow the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. The importance we attach to following the directives on such issues as contraception and abortion stems from our belief that acting otherwise will adversely impact your dignity. We encourage you to read these directives before coming to your first appointment. (Click Here for a copy of the directives). We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the directives.
No. We are sensitive to how any religious preferences may impact your health care decisions, so we may ask how you would like religion to be integrated into your care plan – if at all.
No, we welcome patients from all religions and walks of life. Indeed, a large percentage of our patients are not Catholic.