Our Office

Office Policies, Billing & Insurance

More so than in any other medical specialty, the practice of OB-GYN requires mutual understanding, respect and confidence. I strive to offer you the best and highest standards of OB-GYN care available and request that you reciprocate by having confidence in my judgment. If you have questions, please ask me and never hesitate to request another opinion if you have any doubts.

Making an Appointment

Phone:(256)386-4488 or (256) 381-1234

*Office visits are by appointment only.*

We make every attempt to honor your appointment. However, the nature of my specialty makes this impossible with babies being born, surgical delays, etc. For this inconvenience, we request your understanding. If your schedule is critical, notify the receptionist and she will attempt to reschedule your appointment.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:
8:30AM to 12:00 Noon, 1:00PM to 5:30PM

Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, 1:00PM to 5:00PM

What If The Doctor Is Away?

The best way for me to remain informed about the most recent and effective methods of diagnosis and treatment is for me to attend meetings of my specialty societies. When I am away or if I am not on call, there will be a fully competent OB-GYN to take care of you.

When to Call

During office hours: Call 256 386-4488.

After hours: Call 256 381-1234

For me to leave a patient being examined to answer every phone call to the office would be unfair to the patient under treatment. The staff is trained to answer your questions. Your chart will be obtained and your call will be returned. Please remember that many diseases have the same symptoms. For this reason, most requests for treatment will require an office examination. If you think that medication will be required, please have the phone number of your pharmacy available. Call during office hours for prescription refills. It is only during this time that I have access to your medical records.

When in Labor

You don’t need to call. Proceed to Labor-Delivery Suite at Helen Keller Hospital, if you think you are in labor (10 contractions in an hour), or if your bag of water has leaked, or any vaginal bleeding.

Privileged Information

Doctor-patient relationship is a privileged one. For this reason, we do not give out information about you to others.

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Privileged Information

Doctor-patient relationship is a privileged one. For this reason, we do not give out information about you to others.

Examination & Treatment

When you visit the office for the first time, the office staff will ask you to fill out an information form. The data you provide are essential and necessary for your examination and for insurance claims. All information given to this office is confidential.

Physical examination including a pelvic evaluation is essential in arriving into obstetric or gynecologic diagnosis. After your visit is completed, the receptionist will give you a future appointment if needed, and will issue a receipt for payment.

Billing & Insurance

All fees for services rendered are to be paid at the time the service is provided. Know your co-pay and deductible. Payment of the co-pay and deductible is your responsibility. In general, fees charged in this office are pre-set by your medical insurance company. If you are a self-pay patient, the fee charged is comparable to the insurance’s fees. Please remember that the insurance contracts are made between the patient and the insurance company. Our insurance clerk will help you file insurance claims for obstetrical and surgical procedures.

We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive.

If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts.

Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have questions.