Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do I bring to my appointment?
Please bring your insurance card, picture ID and a list of your current medications.
If you are a new patient, please go under Forms and print out all four forms. You can save time if you fill them out in advance of your visit. If you are unable to print them out, we will have them here at the office for you.
Q. What are the directions to your office?
Q. Where do you send your labwork?
Typically we send lab work to Dianon, Lab Corp and Trident hospital but if lab work has to go somewhere else, please let us know and we will gladly get it there.
Q. What hospitals / surgery centers are you affiliated with?
Q. What is a co-payment?
A "co-payment" or "co-pay" is a specific charge that your health insurance plan may require that you pay for a specific medical service. For example, your health insurance plan may require a $25 co-payment for an office visit, after which the insurance company often pays the remainder of the charges.
Q. What is coinsurance?
A "coinsurance" payment is the term used by health insurance companies to refer to the amount that you are required to pay for a medical claim, apart from any co-payments or deductible. For example, if your health insurance plan has a 20% coinsurance requirement (and does not have any additional co-payment or deductible requirements), then a $100 medical bill would cost you $20, and the insurance company would pay the remaining $80.
Q. What is a deductible?
A "deductible" is a specific dollar amount that your health insurance company may require that you pay out-of-pocket each year before your health insurance plan begins to make payments for claims. Generally, coinsurance payments will contribute to meeting your deductible, but a co-payment will not. Not all health insurance plans require a deductible. As a general rule (though there are many exceptions), HMO plans typically do not require a deductible, while most Indemnity and PPO plans do.
Q. What if I do not have insurance?
A. You will owe $150.00 in advance for your initial visit. We will discuss terms with you for payment for the balance owed for that initial visit. If you are unable to pay the advance amount, please call our office to make prior arrangements.
North Charleston/ Main Office
2890 Tricom St.
N. Charleston, SC 29406
After hours emergencies: 843.797.6600