Frequently Asked Questions
What can I eat or drink before my Annual Wellness Exam?
You can have black coffee and water on the morning of your appointment. You may take your regular medications.
How long do I have to fast?
Our Physicians recommend fasting after midnight the night before your Annual Wellness Exam, or about 8 hours.
How long does it take to get lab results back?
It takes approximately one week to get lab results back. When they come back from the lab your physician will review your results and make recommendations as needed. The nurse will call you with results. If you do not hear your results after 10 days, you should call our office and see if they are available.
If I am sick, do I need an appointment?
No, an appointment is not required, however, if you can call, it would be helpful to us if you can let us know you are coming. One of the doctor’s will normally be available to see you when you are sick.
Why should I come to Wolf River Wellness instead of just dropping in at various clinics?
Wolf River Wellness is a place where you will be known personally by your physician.
What sets Wolf River Wellness (The physicians of Mid South Internal Medicine) apart from other offices?
One thing that sets us apart is that the physicians own and operate the practice. But, the primary thing that defines us is that we are a Christian owned and operated practice.
How long has the practice been around?
The practice has been established for over 30 years. Our first office was at Baptist Hospital physician’s building. We moved about 10 years ago to offer our patients a more convenient access to our office.
What if I am sick on the weekend?
One of our physicians is on call every weekend. However, if you have a serious concern about your health on the weekend you should go to the Emergency Room.
What if I have questions about my medications?
You should call our office and schedule an appointment with your physician if you have concerns about your medication
How do I get a refill on a prescription?
When you need a routine refill please call your pharmacy. Please allow 24-48 hours for routine refill. If you are due for follow-up with your physician you will be advised that you need to come in to the office for a refill. Routine prescription refills are handled on weekdays. If it is received on a Friday please allow until Monday for routine refill.
What if I need to go to the hospital?
Our physicians have made arrangements with a well- respected hospitalist group in Memphis whom they trust to take care of their patients if they need to be hospitalized. Baptist Memorial Hospital and Methodist Germantown are aware of these arrangements. The Emergency Departments of these hospitals know to contact this hospitalist group to admit our patients if hospitalization is needed. The physicians are notified on their patients who have been admitted.
Dr. Michael Pruett
Dr. Louis G. Talbert
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Dr. Stephen Johnson
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Appointment for illness:
Please call our office at 901-767-5000, we typically have a nurse practitioner available for same day appointments.
Appointment for annual wellness exam:
Typically your wellness exam will be scheduled 2-4 weeks from the day you call, however many people prefer to schedule their annual wellness exam a year in advance.
If you are new to our practice, or if your insurance has changed, we will update insurance information at the time you make your appointment to verify active coverage. Click here to download our New Patient Forms.