Your First Appointment at the Breast Center
When you come to our office, you will meet with your physician, nurses, and other medical staff. Many patients find it helpful to bring a written list of questions about their treatment or course of action.
Please note that all patients who require pre-authorization must have a referral before being seen by a physician.
First Time Visitors, please bring the following with you:
- Referral from your primary care physician
- Insurance card(s)
- Pre-authorization if required by insurance company
- Any mammogram or ultrasound films and reports
- Those who are newly diagnosed and seeking opinions regarding breast cancer should also bring pathology slides and report(s).
You will need to complete our information and insurance forms before seeing a physician. We will file your claim with your insurance company and complete any needed follow-up on your account. Please be aware that if your insurance company rejects your claim, you are responsible for the balance. Also note that some services may not be covered or may not be considered reasonable and necessary under your insurance plan.
Unless otherwise arranged, co-pays and deductibles, or, if you do not have insurance, the full amount, are payable at the time of your visit. We accept cash, personal checks, VISA/MasterCard and offer a variety of payment plans.
During your initial visit, you will also be asked to sign an authorization release. This allows us to send your medical record to others, whom you designate, and only upon your request. There is no fee to prepare records for another physician or for your personal health insurance carrier. There are, however, fees charged to prepare and mail records to an attorney, an employer or when records are requested for other health insurance applications.