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A Notice of Privacy Policies describing the personal information we collect, and how and
when we use or disclose that information will be issued to you when you
arrive. This notice is effective September 16, 2013, and applies to all
protected health information as defined by federal regulations.
An electronic copy is available here in PDF format.
Your First Visit:
Your first office visit will generally take at least 1.5 hours to complete. If you have a special problem or have been referred for a consultation, additional time may be required to carry out certain tests and procedures. A dilated examination is generally part of the initial evaluation, so it may be advisable to have someone drive you home from your appointment.
New patients should plan to arrive a few minutes early. General information will be verified and a copy taken of your current insurance card and drivers license. This process is required even if you are scheduled for a routine examination, as we will need to verify eligibility with your insurance company.
If your insurance requires a referral, please be sure to obtain one from your primary care physician before coming for your appointment. Your examination will begin by meeting with one of our certified medical technicians who will complete a history of your eye problems and general health. The technician will also make some measurements that will be used in your consultation with your doctor.
To assist us in creating your medical history, please bring along the following items:
- A list of all medications that you currently are taking including dosages and frequency
- Prior surgeries and dates
- Family medical history including eye problems
- Allergy history including medication, environmental or substance allergies
- Bring your eyeglasses, contact lenses and any additional contact lens
- Insurance information including your current membership card.
Our doctors will meet with you to continue and complete your examination, which will conclude with an outline of treatment recommendations. If another doctor has referred you to our office, we will provide that doctor with a complete report of your examination and our recommendations.
Our office participates with Medicare and most managed care plans. We do expect payment from you at the time of service for all co-payments and non-covered charges. In addition to cash or check, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
If you are a Medicare patient, you are responsible for the yearly deductible as well as the 20% copay of the Medicare allowable charge. Please note that Medicare does not pay for the refraction involved in most eye exams and this charge is the patient’s responsibility.
Please call our billing office at (337) 477-0963 if you have any questions prior to your visit.
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