To schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations, please call 662-513-2000. If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment we request one-day advance notice for cancellation. We reserve the right to charge for missed appointments.
If you are bringing a minor for treatment you must be the legal guardian or have supporting paperwork that gives you the right to make medical decisions for the child. No minor children will be seen without an adult with the right to make medical decisions for the child.
Upon your first visit to our office it is necessary that we have all previous X-rays and medical records which pertain to your orthopaedic problem at the same time as your appointment.
Upon completion of your evaluation, a report concerning your evaluation will be sent routinely to the referring physician. If other reports are requested please let the assistant know at this time. You will be requested to proceed to the check-out counter located in the lobby.
When you come for your appointments, please remember to bring the following
- Patient medical history form and Questionnaire
- Patient Questionnaire Form
- List of previous surgeries and medical problems
- List of current medication and allergies you may have to medication
- Name and address of referring and family physician
- Insurance information and referral (if applicable)
- All x-rays, scans, and pertinent test results
- Insurance Card
- Photo Identification
We accept the following insurance plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (AHS State Network)
- Baptist Health Services Group (BHSG)
- BHSG Includes Aetna
- Medicare (Non-HMO Plans)
- Workers' Compensation Claims with Approval
- Mississippi Physicians Care Network
- United Health Care
- MississippiCAN (United Health Care)
- Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Policies on Insurance, Billing, and Payments
We have trained staff to deal with your insurance and billing matters, whether it is private insurance, Medicare, industrial, PPO or other coverage.
We will bill your insurance for surgeon fees, doctor's services provided in the hospital and office charges if we participate with your insurance plan. At the time of your appointment, please be prepared to pay any co-payments, co-insurance charges or unmet deductibles as required by your insurance policy.
We ask for advance payment prior to surgery if you have inadequate or no insurance coverage. The fee for surgery will normally include your post operative office visits for a period of three months.
We request 72 hours for accurate completion of insurance forms for disability, etc. Allowing this time period will enable our medical staff to focus on the patient's immediate care needs at the time of their appointment.
Charges for Treatment
Our fees are based on our knowledge, skill and services provided and are considered those prevailing in this community for services of an orthopaedic surgeon. If you have any questions about our fees, please feel free to discuss them with our business office prior to your appointment. Having financial matters clear from the onset is preferable to encountering difficulties later.
All charges are expected to be paid on date of service. For your convenience, we accept MasterCard and VISA.
Out of Network Patients
We are happy to see patients who are out of network. However, the payment for the cost of the visit will be expected at the time of treatment.
To Cancel an Appointment
Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 day's notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.
We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.
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