New Patients

Getting Started
We are excited to welcome new patients seeking rheumatologic care. To schedule an appointment, follow these simple steps:

Accepted Insurances 

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Humana

Medcost

Medicare

Tricare

United Healthcare

 

We do NOT accept:

Blue Local

Blue Value

Blue Essentials

UHC/AARP Medicare

Medicaid

Referring Offices:

Thanks for choosing us to partner with you to care for your patient! We want to make this process easy for you so please fax us the following:

Fax: 704.774.3045

  • Patient demographics (including COPY of insurance card)

  • Most recent office note(s)

  • Most recent labs, if obtained

  • Please be sure the reason for referral is clearly indicated.

If you wish to use a referral form, please find our referral form here:

 

Please check the insurance list on this page to determine what payers we do not accept. Self-pay options are available and are as follows:

New Patient visit: $200

Return visit: $140

Please contact our office for more details.

Step 1: Check your insurance.

  • We accept most major insurances at our practice but it will be your responsibility to ensure that we are in-network with your health plan. A list of insurance plans that we accept are listed here.

  • Self-pay options are available as follows:

    • New patient visits: $200

    • Return visits: $140

    • Lab studies are an an additional cost and are billed through LabCorp. 

Step 2: Have prior notes, labs, and imaging results sent to us.

  • Before we can schedule a visit with our rheumatologist, we do require notes and labs detailing your most recent visits with a primary physician or specialist. We are NOT a primary care office, so we believe it is important to have a doctor who can manage other conditions that do not fall under rheumatology.

  • If your insurance company requires you to have a formal referral from your PCP in order to cover specialist visits, BE SURE TO INFORM US OF THIS. We will work with your PCP to obtain the appropriate authorizations but if we were not made aware of this and claims are denied, the costs of those services will be your responsibility. 

  • If you would like us to assist you with retrieving documents from your other provider(s), please complete and FAX or MAIL us this release form. 

 

Step 3: Schedule your appointment.

  • Once we receive and review your medical records, we will call you to confirm your information, insurance, and schedule an appointment.  We don't like long waits either so we will do our best to get you in quickly!

Patients:
PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT
Please bring the following to your appointment:
  • Drivers License or ID Card
  • Insurance Cards
  • Method of Payment
  • List or bottles of ALL medications you take
  • Pre-register for your Appointment
    • To expedite your check-in process on the day of your appointment, you can set up your portal account and go through the pre-registration questions from the convenience of your phone or computer. Please see your email account for an activation email to start this process. Call to have our front desk team resend the invitation if you do not see it.  If you do not register ahead of time, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled visit time so you have time to complete our check-in process.

 

If you have questions about our practice or wish to schedule an appointment with us,

please give our office a call. 
We look forward to connecting with you soon!

 Medical advice or consultations will not be provided via phone or email.