Can you bill me for my copay?
Your copay is due at time of service, pursuant to your insurance policy provisions. It must be paid at time of service.
Do you treat children?
Yes, we see patients of all ages.
Does your office require referrals?
Our office only requires referrals when they are required by your insurance carrier. If you have an HMO that requires a referral from your primary care physician in order to see a specialist, you will need a referral. Please note: A script pad note from your physician is not a valid HMO insurance referral
Do you see self-pay patients?
Our office does not currently accept self-pay patients.
Do I need to see an ENT?
ENTs are otolaryngologists, doctors with specialized training to treat the ear, nose and throat. These areas might not seem like a large part of your body, but health concerns with these areas cause more than half of the health concerns that send people to the doctor’s office in the first place. Seeing an ENT often gets you to a diagnosis and treatment faster.
If you are experiencing chronic problems with your ears, nose or throat it is time to schedule a visit. If your allergies, runny nose, sinus headaches, sleep or balance issues are not responding to treatment by your primary care physician then it is time to schedule a visit. If you are having problems staying awake during the day and snoring wakes others at night then it is time to schedule a visit.
What do I need for my first appointment?
Please complete our New Patient forms and bring them to your appointment, or bring your medical, insurance and payment information and arrive early for your first appointment to complete your paperwork. Please bring any results from lab work, copies of x-rays or imaging, notes from other doctor appointments, and a record of your symptoms and treatment (for frequent or recurring issues).
Will I need surgery?
Our office provides many types of treatment, including surgery, which is often a final recommendation when other options are not effective. In addition to being skilled diagnosticians and clinicians, ENTs are required to undergo surgical training. So, if you need a surgical procedure, the ENT you see in the office will be the surgeon you have in the operating room. Most ENT surgery is outpatient or day surgery, meaning you return home the same day as your surgery.
How is sinusitis treated?
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which may be due to infection. Sinusitis can be acute or chronic. Patients usually feel a combination of pain, pressure or headache. Sinus surgery may be necessary if your sinusitis does not get better with medication or other treatments.