ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS?
We are not taking new patients at this time. Due to the capacity of the practice, we do not have a waiting list and we do not take walk-in patients. If you need urgent medical care, please refer back to your insurance company, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.
CAN I GET A SAME-DAY APPOINTMENT?
If you are an existing patient and are sick or in need of immediate, non-emergent care, our staff does their best to find a spot for you same day so that you and others will not have a wait. There are some cases when we are unable to get you in the same day, but our staff and Dr. Wall work with you to ensure that your health, well being, and quality of life are not affected in any way. Please contact our office for inquires regarding appointments.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR MY APPOINTMENTS?
After you have had an appointment, we send billing information to your insurance company to get paid for services rendered. Depending upon copay, insurance type, deductible and other factors, we will get payment. It sometimes takes up to 90 days to get insurance payments back from when requests have been sent out. If you receive a bill, contact our office to clarify what it is for, and what insurance didn't pay for. In most cases, bills are because of missed copays, deductibles, or incurred patient portion payments lined out in your insurance contract.
WHAT INSURANCE PLANS DO YOU TAKE?
WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP FOR?
This Solo-practice office offers Primary Care Services to patients looking for comprehensive, long term Internal Medicine Services. Membership is required to cover services not covered by insurance that are offered (i.e.on-call services after hours and for specified hospital care). Membership is specifically not for non-medical, non-urgent issues, coordination of care, or chronic disease management. Membership costs $525 per patient, per year. Invoices for past and upcoming balances are being processed. If you do not or did not receive yours, please contact us. If you are not returning, please contact our office so we can release your spot. Any past due balances (deductibles, copays, membership) left unpaid 45 days from the date of the statement/invoice or your due date (whichever is later), subjects the patient to release from the practice for nonpayment. Payment arrangements (payment plans), are available. Direct all of your billing questions to the doctor, or to the staff to be relayed to the doctor. Please contact our office for further inquiries regarding membership.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We understand that making ends meet can be difficult. Payment plans are available on a case by case basis. If you have questions and want to know your options, please feel free to relay your requests to the office staff and contact us. Dr. Wall can answer all of your questions, and create a payment plan if necessary.
WHAT DOES 'INTERNAL MEDICINE' MEAN?
Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the preemptive, proactive prognosis and treatment of diseases in adult patients. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have many different diseases and problems. Much of the time, internists play a big role in hospital, ambulatory, services and patient research programs.
WHAT IS A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?
A primary care physician, commonly referred to as a PCP, is a physician who takes care of patients with an undiagnosed health issue or concern with care conditions. A primary care physician is the first doctor you see in finding diagnosis with a health concern. PCP's watch over a patients health, and refer out to specialists for immediate concerns in specific areas.