You will be asked to register at our reception desk and to complete our registration form and comprehensive health history questionnaire. This may take approximately 15 minutes. The receptionist will verify that we have the correct demographic information and review your insurance information. Please bring your insurance card with you for every visit.
Your vital signs will be taken and recorded by our nursing personnel. The doctor or nurse practitioner will then interview you and perform a focused physical examination. When appropriate, this may include a digital rectal exam (no preparation is necessary for this exam). The doctor/nurse practitioner will then discuss his/her assessment and what tests may be needed.
If you are new or have not been seen recently in our office you will be asked to update your demographics and health history. Bring a list of your current medications or put them in a bag and bring them with you to your appointment. If you have HMO insurance, you will need to obtain the necessary referral from your family doctor.
You may wish to complete our Patient Registration form and Health History forms in advance by either printing them out
or completing it online
. If you print the forms, complete them and bring them with you the day of your appointment.
Our office and Endoscopy center is located at 2400 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida. For complete directions and map, click here
Prior to scheduling most initial endoscopy procedures we require patients to have a consultation before any tests are scheduled. During this visit our doctors will evaluate your particular situation by reviewing your medical history, current medications, medical allergies and family history and do an appropriate physical examination. We will also explain the test, why and how to prepare for the test. During this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask questions of the doctor and staff.
Most insurance carriers and third party payers no longer require preauthorization for office visits to specialists. However, if you know that your insurance requires a referral or preauthorization, please obtain prior to your visit. If you have any questions regarding your specific insurance policy, our business office is here to help at (850) 877-2105
. Our business office will pre-certify any special test or procedures ordered at your visit by the physicians or nurse practitioners at Digestive Disease Clinic.