Dr. Ronald Cates has retired and is no longer seeing patients as of August 15th, 2019. If you are a prior patient and want to request a copy of your medical records, please review the information provided below. You can complete your request online directly on this website or print and mail your request. Please review other options under “Instructions” on the “MEDICAL RECORDS REQUEST” tab.
In light of Dr. Cates’s retirement, this site is meant to provide you the information and methods needed to procure a copy of your sleep-related medical record as is allowed by law. Unless specified otherwise, this record may include pertinent documents such as prior “history and physical”, record of last office visit, results of any prior sleep testing, most recent compliance download information (if applicable), and various other documents as may be deemed necessary in order for your new doctor to proceed with your sleep-related care.
Please follow ALL the associated directions for completing the required form titled “Authorization Form for the Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information”. This authorization form must be received as completed in full and signed before we can move forward with processing any portion of your request.
An authorized processing fee of $20 USD will be charged for preparing your medical records information and sending it to you, to another doctor/facility, or to your CPAP supplier.
We require a completed and signed authorization for release of your records along with receipt of the full amount of the assessed fee BEFORE any efforts will be made towards preparing and providing documents. Please note that in addition to allowing for the processing fee, the state of Texas allows for 15 business days (3 weeks) to deliver the records AFTER completed paperwork and monetary fee have been received.