Common Questions

New to our Office?

Please read our Welcome Letter.

 

 Is there anythings I need to bring with me to my Appointment?  

For new patients, we ask that you download these forms and bring them with you.

For current patients, please bring this form filled out with you.

For ALL patients, we ask that you download this form and bring it with you.

*If you are a current patient, we would ask you to keep the following information up to date: Name, Address, Phone Number, Changes in  Insurance, Email address, Pharmacy preference, and Allergies.

Also, please read this Privacy Notice.

What types of insurance does Dr. Jeppson accept?

Dr Jeppson accepts: Aetna, Altius Health Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross of Idaho, Cigna, Commercial Insurance Company, First Health (Coventry Health Care), Medicaid, PacificSource, Regence Blue Shield, Select Health, Tricare, and United Health Care.

          -Please contact the office if you do not see your insurance provider listed above, as we may accept other insurance not listed.

Does Dr. Jeppson have privileges at local hospitals?

Yes, Dr. Jeppson has privileges at Cassia Regional Medical Center and surgical privileges at Minidoka Memorial Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Burley.

I did not pass my 1 hour Glucose test, what happens now?

You will have to complete a 3 hour Glucose test.  The instructions for this process can be found here.

Is Dr. Jeppson considered a specialist?

Yes, Dr. Jeppson specializes in the following:

  • Primary Women’s Care

  • Obstetrics (Normal and High Risk)

  • Gynecology

  • Gynecology Surgery

  • Uro Gynecology

  • Primary Infertility

  • Treatment of abnormal pap smears

  • Hysteroscopy

  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Minimally Invasive)

  • Vaginal Surgery (Minimal Stay)

If I'm pregnant, when should I schedule my first appointment to see him?

Usually, a patient should be 8 to 10 weeks pregnant when they have their first appointment, earlier if you are having problems.

What do I do if I miss a birth control pill?

If you miss 1 or 2 pills during a treatment, it is acceptable to double up your medication until you have made up for the missed pills.  

If you have missed more than 2 pills, take you pills daily and utilize condoms and other forms of protection during intercourse until your next cycle.

If you are not sure about how many pills you have missed or desire further communications regarding this question, feel free to contact our office.

What sort of travel restrictions are there during pregnancy?

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends these restrictions during pregnancy.

Can I pay my bill over the online?

You can pay your bill online   There is a fee assessed by the credit card company, or you can come into the office and swipe your card.  To pay your bill online, just click here or the  "Pay Online" sign at the bottom of this page.  

Are there childbirth classes available?

Yes, Childbirth classes are taught by qualified staff at Cassia Regional Medical Center.  A calendar of class dates can be found here.

What are Fetal Kick Counts and How do I count them?

Please dowload and read this form to understand fetal kick counts.

What are the general recommendations for Colorectal Cancer screening?

It is recommended that screening for colorectal cancer using high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy begin at age 50 years and continue until age 75 years.  

If I am Term, When Should I go to Labor and Delivery?

There are a few different situations in which going to labor and delivery is appropriate:

  • Regular Contractions:

    • 1st Time Mothers: every 4 minutes for 2 Hours​

    • 2nd pregnancy or more: every 5 minutes for 1 Hour

  • Bleeding like the heavy day of your period or more

  • Ruptured Membranes: usually a large gush and continued leakage

  • If you notice a decrease in fetal movement

If you have other concerns, please call our office day or night to speak to one of our staff. Outside of normal office hours, you will be connected with the doctor on call.

What are signs of preterm labor?

Preterm labor warning are an important part of pregnancy.  Preterm delivery is the number one cause of death for newborn babies and occurs in 8% of all deliveries.  

GUIDE TO ACTIVITY:

  • Limit the amount of time that you are on your feet a day.  Rest at least 30 minutes out of every two hours.

DIET:

  • Kep your diet low in fats, high in protein.  LOTS of fluids.  Continue taking your prenatal vitamins.

PRETERM LABOR WARNING SIGNS:

    If you are having:

  • Menstrual-like cramping

  • Dull low backache

  • Pelvic pressure

  • Abdominal, back, or thigh pressure/pain

  • Vaginal discharge changes

   Then you should:

  • Empty your bladder

  • Lie down on your LEFT side

  • Check for contractions

  • Drink at least one quart of fluid

  • Call if you have more than four contractions in an hour or the signs do not go away in one hour

CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more, on two readings taken four hours apart

  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge

  • Abdominal pain other than slight tenderness

  • A burning sensation or increased frequency of urination

  • Any fluid or blood in your vagina

  • A sudden increase in vaginal discharge

  • An increase in vaginal pressure

BOWELS:

    Avoid Constipation.  Drink six (6) glasses of water daily.  Add fruits and bulk to your diet.  Stool softeners, such as over-thecounter Colace, are fine.  Also, Metamucil or Konsul are fine.  

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What medication can I take when I’m pregnant?

  • Allergies:  Benadryl, Loratadine (Claritin), Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

  • Cold and Flu: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Tylenol Cold

    • Sore throat sprays, lozenges or saltwater gargle (don't swallow)

    • Saline nasal drops or spray

    • Sudafed, Actifed, Dristan, Mucinex, Neosynephrine*

    • Robitussin DM, Various Cough Syrup, Halls*

               *Do not take “SA” (Sustained Action) forms of these drugs or the “Multi-Symptom” forms of these drugs.

  • Constipation:  Metamucil, Citrucel, Benefiber, Fiberall/Fibercon, Colace, Milk of Magnesia, Konsyl, Senekot

  • Diarrhea: For 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy: Kaopectate, Imodium

  • First Aid Ointment: J&J, Bacitracin, Neosporin

  • Headache: Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

  • Heartburn: Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Gaviscon, Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec OTC(Omeprazole)

  • Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Anusol, Tucks, or Witch Hazel topical

  • Nausea and Vomiting: Vitamin B6, Emetrol (if not diabetic), or Sea bands

  • Rashes:  Hydrocortisone cream or ointment, Caladryl lotion or cream, Benadryl cream, or Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

  • Yeast Infection: Monistat or Terazol DO NOT insert applicator too far

 

***Please note: NO drug can be considered 100% safe to use during pregnancy.

 

How do I contact Dr. Jeppson if it is an emergency after office hours?

Please call our office at 208-878-2229.  Your call will go to an answering service, which will then connect you with the doctor on call.  

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