At both locations, we strive to provide comfortable, confidential and professional environments where you'll feel relaxed the moment you walk through our doors.
We have a very talented staff that provides multifaceted treatment for colds, flu, sinus/allergy conditions, sore throats, as well as offer complete history and physical examinations. We also offer diabetes treatment and counseling, gynecological examinations including breast examinations and pap smears, in office IV therapy, and minor office surgeries.
TECHNOLOGY AND DIABETES.
Just as it seems that diabetes is ever changing so are the tools that can be used to help control blood sugar levels. Today you can dispense your insulin using a vial and syringe, a pen, or an insulin pump. The most advanced of these is the insulin pump. While the insulin pump delivers insulin it still needs you to program how much and when to receive the insulin. It is not as simple as just connecting to an insulin pump and forgetting about your diabetes. Insulin pumps are a terrific tool to help manage diabetes but they do not replace the need for you to make decisions about your diabetes care. However, with proper training and follow up education they can become a life saving device.
A more recent tool for managing diabetes is the continuous glucose monitoring sensor. This sensor is placed under the skin similar to taking an injection of insulin and is worn for a few days. This can be done in the physician office and the sensor will read blood sugar levels all day and night for the days it is worn. This information is then read and the results can guide your physician in adjusting your insulin doses. It can give physicians the ability to fine tune your treatment plan 24 hours a day. Until now your physician had to rely on the blood sugar readings you brought to the office. Testing your blood sugar is still needed with the continuous glucose monitoring sensor however, all the times in the day that you are not testing is now able to be reviewed. Most health insurances do cover this procedure and it can be invaluable to guide your physician when making adjustments in insulin. The continuous glucose sensor can be used by anyone with diabetes but is especially helpful when you take insulin.
The continuous glucose monitoring sensor is now available at our practice in addition to insulin pump therapy. If you think these devices would benefit you call and make an appointment today to discuss this with your physician.
Kara Anthony, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, CPT.
Diabetes Educator and Insulin Pump Trainer.
Convenient Laboratory Services.The Practice of: K. Gosai, MD & A.J. Gandhi, MD offers you and your family the convenience of providing laboratory services at all three of our medical office locations. This means that your test results are available to your physician and you in an acutely shorter period of time than if you had to travel to an unrelated laboratory and wait for a stranger to complete your tests. Our physicians have the ability to request STAT results for emergency situations. To meet your needs, our laboratory services are open extended weekday hours and also on weekends. Our Laboratory is licensed with both the state and federal (CLIA) government. Your health care provider will order the specific tests you need based on your age, your medications, your overall health status and the amount of time since your last set of blood tests. Young, healthy individuals may only need blood tests less often, while patients with active medical issues may need tests annually or even more frequently. If you are interested in having specific tests performed, you can discuss them with your provider in the office or via your patient portal before coming in to have your blood drawn.
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PATIENT PAYMENT POLICY.
We care are committed to providing you and your family with quality and affordable healthcare.
As part of our commitment to offer excellent medical and professional care to you and your family, we would like to present our office payment policy in order to minimize misunderstandings about fees and payments.
Current Information: It is the responsibility of the patient to provide the office with your updated insurance and demographic information at the time of your visit (i.e. current address, telephone, etc.).
Insurance:We will bill your insurance company as a courtesy to you. Although we may estimate what your insurance company may pay, it is the insurance company that makes the final determination of your eligibility.
Claims Submission:We will submit your claims and assist you in any way we reasonably can to help get your claims paid. Your insurance company may need you to supply certain information directly. It is your responsibility to comply with their request. Please be aware that the balance of your claim is your responsibility whether or not your insurance company pays your claim. Your insurance benefit is a contract between you and your insurance company; we are NOT party to that contract.
Co-payments and Deductibles:All copayments must be paid at the time of service. This arrangement is part of your contract with your insurance company. Failure on our part to collect co-payments and deductibles from patients can be considered fraud.
Proof of Insurance:We must obtain a copy of your drivers license and current valid insurance to provide proof of insurance. If you fail to provide us with the correct insurance information in a timely manner, you may be responsible for the balance of a claim. We advise that you familiarizeyourself with the benefits of your plan. As a courtesy, we will file all applicable office and hospital charges with your insurance carrier(s). However, you are ultimately responsible for all charges. This usually includes any un-met deductible, co-payment and co-insurance which are due.
Coverage Changes:If your insurance changes, please notify us before your next visit so we can make the appropriate changes to help you receive your maximum benefits.
Methods of Payment:We accept payment by cash, debit, check, VISA and MasterCard.
Patient Statements:Unless other arrangements are approved by us in writing, the balance due on your statement is due within 30 days of the statement date, and is past due if not paid by the end of the month.
Nonpayment:If your account is past due, you will receive a letter from us stating your account must be paid in full. Please be aware that if a balance remains unpaid, we may refer your account to a collection agency, if this is to occur, you will not be able to be seen at any of our offices or under our care at the hospital until your balance is paid in full.
Returned Check Fee:There is a fee of $35 for any checks returned by the bank.
Billing questions, refill of pain medications and non-emergent lab results will be taken care of during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5:30 pm.