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Frequently Asked Questions
- Which hospital(s) are you affiliated with
- Do your perform mammograms in your office?
- Do you see patients on weekends or evenings?
- Do you make same-day appointments or accept walk-ins?
- Is there a cancellation fee?
- What if I am running late for an appointment?
- How should I prepare for my first visit?
- Where should I park?
- Do you validate parking?
- Can I bring my child(ren) with me to my appointment?
- How do I request my medical records?
- How do I request a refill?
- How far in advance should I schedule my annual appointment?
- What should I expect during my annual exam?
- Are STD tests performed during the annual visit?
- How will I be informed of my test results?
- When should I schedule my initial OB Visit?
- Will I have an ultrasound at my initial visit?
- How many people can I bring with me to for my ultrasounds?
- Do you accept OB patients transferring from another practice?
- Do you have midwives?
- Do you offer educational classes for OB patients?
Insurance & Billing
- Do you accept my insurance?
- Does your practice participate in the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange?
- What if I do not have medical insurance?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
All of our physicians have privileges at Piedmont Hospital.
We do not perform mammograms in our office. However, we can provide you with a list of local facilities that were refer our patients to.
Our office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday - Friday. There is always a physician on-call after business hours and on weekends for emergencies only.
We do not accept walk-in appointments or same day new patient appointments. If you are an established patient and would like to be seen on the same day for a problem visit you may call the office and ask to speak with your physician's Medical Assistant. Each call will be considered and triaged appropriately.
You must cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit or you will be charged a $25 no-show fee.
We allow a twenty (20) minute grace period. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, it will be at the physician's discretion whether you will still be seen or will have to reschedule.
Please bring your insurance card, completed forms, and your copay (if applicable). Please bring any previous medical records pertinent to your visit.
If you must fill out your forms in the office we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to ensure ample time for completion. In an effort to maintain accurate records, we ask that you complete a demographic sheet each year.
We are located in the Piedmont Physicians Plaza at 275 Collier Road NW. You may enter the 275 Building parking deck from Collier Road. Once you have parked, take the parking elevator to Level P7. On P7 you will take the elevators (to the left) to our office, Suite 230, on the 2nd floor.
Unfortunately, we do not validate parking. The maximum fee for parking is $5.00 (cash or check only).
Patients often bring their babies with them to appointments. However, for the safety of our patients, children, and our staff we discourage having children in the lab where blood is being drawn.
You may request your medical record by filling out a Medical Records Request Form. This form is available online or you may ask for one at the front desk. Please allow one 72 hours from the receipt of your release form for your records to be sent.
All prescription refills can be submitted via fax by your pharmacy or you may call in a request to your physician's Medical Assistant. Please allow 24 hours processing time for all prescription requests (pending approval).
Please call to schedule your annual appointment 6-8 weeks prior to the date you are due to return for your yearly visit.
Your yearly exam is a preventive visit during which your provider will conduct a general physical exam. This includes a breast exam, pelvic exam, and a pap smear if needed. This is also an opportunity for you to update any changes to your personal history, family health history, and current medications. Your physician will evaluate the need for any health screening tests or immunizations based upon your age and history. This is also the time to request medication refills.
Please keep in mind that the annual exam does not include the discussion of ongoing chronic conditions or new concerns. You must schedule a separate appointment problem visits.
STD testing is not included in the annual exam but can be performed at your request. You will be asked to complete the optional STD information and consent form. This form also lists the cost of each test and the CPT codes so that you may check your insurance benefits prior to screening.
If your results are normal you will not get a phone call, but you will receive a card in the mail reporting your normal result.
If your results are abnormal you will receive a phone call from the physician or Medical Assistant.
It is best to schedule your pregnancy initiation between 2 to 4 weeks after your missed period.
Typically your pregnancy initiation appointment does not include an ultrasound. However, it is at the discretion of the physician to recommend an ultrasound at that time.
There is not a specific limit to how many people may be in the ultrasound room. However, please consider that our ultrasound rooms are not very large. Our Sonographers need to be able to easily access the equipment and efficiently scan the patient.
Yes, we do. If you have already received obstetric care but are interested in transferring to our practice, please call our office and request to talk to our OB office regarding transfer. A brief history will be taken over the phone and you will be required to fax your medical records for physician review. Once the records are received and insurance benefits are verified, a member of our staff will contact you with the physician's decision.
No, we do not have midwives.
We currently offer three classes for our established patients: Child Birthing, Baby Basis, and Breast Feeding.
Insurance & Billing
We accept many different insurance carriers. Please visit our Billing & Insurance page to view the list.
It is your responsibility to ensure that we have valid insurance information on file for you. You must present your insurance card at check-in for each visit. We may ask you to reschedule your appointment, or pay cash for services provided, if you are unable to present your insurance card upon check-in.
No. As a part of the Piedmont Clinic our providers do not participate in the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange. If you have purchased insurance from the Georgia Health Exchange, please contact your insurance company for a provider directory.
If you do not have health insurance, or are unable to produce the appropriate documentation to verify coverage, you will be a "self-pay" patient.
Payment is required upon check-in. Charges will be determined based upon customary coding and billing practices and will reflect the nature of your visit and the services received. You will receive an additional bill from a separate lab facility for any lab work that is performed.
All Self-pay patients receive a 20% discount when payment is made in full on the same day that services were provided.
Payment of the patient responsibility portion of your visit is due at the time of service including all applicable co-payments. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. All returned checks are subject to a $25 handling fee.