Why am I being referred to your group?
This is best explained to you by the physician who has referred you to our practice. If it has not been explained to you, you should contact their office.
What is a Nephrologist?
A Nephrologist is a physician who specializes in kidneys, kidney diseases and high blood pressure (hypertension).
May I schedule a new patient appointment for myself?
No, all new patients are referred to us by another physician.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
Please bring a list of all of your current medications including dosage and frequency of use, photo ID, and your insurance cards. We will also take your picture for our electronic chart. This requirement is for the protection of your private health information and to avoid identity theft.
How long will my first visit last?
Your first visit will last approximately an hour.
May I bring a family member?
Yes, please feel free to bring someone with you.
Should I fast for my first appointment?
No, fasting is not necessary.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
We currently have contracts with many insurance carriers. Your insurance may or may not be included. It is important that you know what services are covered by your plan. As a courtesy to our patients we will file all insurance claims.
Do I need to pay for services as they are provided?
Co-pays and deductibles are to be paid at the time of services. If there is an additional balance we will bill you for these and expect quick payment.
If I belong to an HMO, who is responsible for obtaining a referral from my Primary Care Physician?
It is your responsibility to get the referral. If you are unable to obtain one, it will be your responsibility to pay any charges. If you have a problem getting a referral our office staff will gladly assist you; however, in the end this is the patient's responsibility.