Yes, CMC has our HOPE (Helpful Option for Patients Expenses) program which is our financial assistance. It goes by your household size and income.
Leading Arthritis and Autoimmune Treatments in Falls City
Rheumatologists are physicians specializing in diseases that affect your joints, bones, muscles and can include autoimmune diseases. Alan Erickson, M.D., brings his skills to our Outpatient specialty clinic. Your primary care practitioner will need to provide a referral to see Dr. Erickson.
A native Nebraskan, Dr. Erickson decided at an early age that medicine would be his chosen path. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and sees his specialty as one that requires detective work—because he says oftentimes, patients have been to multiple physicians to get a diagnosis or treatment for a chronic condition. He works in the academic and research sides of medicine and enjoys the interaction with students.
What We Treat
- Long-term back pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
What To Expect
- Please arrive 15 -30 minutes prior to your appointment.
- You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
- Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
- When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
- Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
- Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.
Alan Erickson, MD
Dr. Erickson is a board-certified rheumatologist with wide-ranging interests in rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Dr. Erickson participates in 2 outreach clinics and serves as a faculty member for the rheumatology fellowship training program at UNMC since its inception. He actively participates in the fellowship didactics and post-clinical conferences that are held weekly with the fellows, also attending the monthly journal clubs and other special didactic meetings. Dr. Erickson also serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Erickson is actively involved in specialized radiographic interpretation and the many division research studies.
Medical School: 1990 MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE (UNMC)
Residency: 1993 Residency Internal Medicine Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Fellowship: 1995 Rheumatology Fellowship Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Why Turn To Community Medical Center of Falls City?
There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:
Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.
We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.
For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may call 402-245-6542 and get information.
You may find the application online at www.cmcfc.org under the financial assistance tab. You may pick up an application at CMC front admissions. You may have an application mailed to you.
CMC provides the service (technical component) and the doctors or specialists bill for their professional services.
Some insurance plans take up to 90 days or more to pay a claim. The patient is not sent a statement until your insurance has processed your claim.
Due to HIPAA, we are not allowed to disclose any information to anyone other than the patient if they are over the age of 19 unless permission is granted to us by the patient. It is the law and we have to follow it.