Office Policies

  1. Appointment times are approximate only because each patient requires individualized attention by the doctor and their staff for whatever time period that may be necessary. The office tries to run as on-time as possible. The doctor, as a specialist, may be confronted with emergency cases during the day, which may delay our schedule. The doctor may have to go deliver a baby or perform emergency surgery. If this happens, we always try to contact our patients to come in at a later time or give them the option to reschedule at their convenience. Patients may also be offered an appointment at the same time, but with a different doctor. We try to update our patients immediately if there are any delays. Please try to understand if you are asked to wait for the doctor.
  2. Prescriptions are usually electronically prescribed to the patient’s preferred pharmacy at the time of their visit. Some prescriptions will need to be handwritten depending on the type of medication prescribed. If this is the case, it is the patient’s responsibility to take it to the pharmacy. Prescription refills are best submitted to the pharmacy directly; the pharmacy will then contact the office through the electronic prescription system. Please make sure your preferred pharmacy is updated at each visit.
  3. Co-pays/Co-insurance must be paid at the time service is rendered. If you do not have your payment with you, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment. For your convenience, in addition to major credit cards, we now accept Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  4. It is your responsibility to know what your insurance provides. Please read your policy and know its provisions, as well as its exclusions. There are hundreds of different health care plans presented for claims. You are encouraged to discuss fees or billing questions with the insurance coordinator.
  5. Failure to give at least 24 hours advance notice to cancel or reschedule appointments will result in a charge to your account for a missed appointment. Our missed appointment fee is $50.00 for standard office appointments and $75 for in-office procedures and will have to be paid before your next appointment.