What to expect and how to prepare
Your First Visit
During your first visit, a detailed medical history will be obtained. You may greatly assist us by bringing a complete list of your current medications with dosage and instructions. You may also bring your medications with you to the appointment. Bringing the results of recent medical tests is encouraged. The doctor will ask you questions about previous illnesses and medications. Your answers may help to successfully treat your present medical condition. A physical examination, especially directed to the areas pertaining to the gastrointestinal tract, will be performed. The doctor will then discuss further diagnostic tests, such as laboratory studies, X-rays and endoscopic exams that may help diagnose your condition. Depending on your insurance, a referral by another physician may or may not be required. We do accept self referred patients.
Payment for all office services is expected when service is provided. Our paid office bill may be used as a claim form, which you may forward to your insurance company for reimbursement under the terms of your policy.
We are participating providers with Medicare and several managed care insurance plans, and we follow the rules set forth by those plans. You are responsible for all deductibles and co-payments for your plan at the time of service.
For a list of insurance plans we currently accept, please click here. If you do not see your insurance on the list, please call us. A referral from your primary care doctor is necessary if you have a POS or HMO insurance policy. We require that you bring your insurance card and proper identification with you to your appointment.