The ID requirement is a federal law attempting to prevent identity theft. This protects you from someone else trying to get medical care under your name. All insurance cards are necessary as many have supplemental insurance in addition to primary insurance. See: Public Law 108-159 Fair and Accurate Credit Reporting Act of 2003 Also, the ENT Specialists team has found that patient information often changes between visits.
Yes, we always need your up-to-date medication information. If you are a new patient, it is critically important that you bring an up-to-date list of current medications. Your doctor needs this information as it may pertain to your medical evaluation, or may be important to know if new medications are prescribed to check for interactions. If you are an existing patient, it is still very important for us to confirm whether or not any changes to your medications have been made.
Unfortunately, no. You can only be seen if your referral has been received. Please refer to our Patient Financial Policy. We will offer to reschedule you if a referral is not yet in place.
Yes, please always bring in the CT/MRI/X-ray etc. of the injury or condition that you have if you have had them done prior to your appointment with us. It is the patient’s responsibility to bring a copy to the appointment. Most hospitals usually don’t send us the films or the reports. CDs of the films are appreciated, and are available on request from the place where you had your studies done.
Health insurances require that auto insurance or workers’ compensation insurance be used before their insurance. Also, making a record of the injury protects you should there be any question about how the injury occurred.
Please call us! If you are less than 15 minutes late, call the office or call center to let the office know you will be a little late. Any later than that, call to reschedule. Do NOT simply no-show.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to see you without your copay at the time of service. Per the Patient Financial Policy, ENT Specialists, Inc. will offer to reschedule you.
Call the billing department at: 781-769-3222 and discuss this with our billing staff. We are always willing to discuss flexible payment arrangements.
By staying with the same doctor, you create a long-term care relationship. The doctor that knows you well will quickly recognize new medical conditions. However, exceptions will be made when appropriate. For example, one of our ENT doctors will sometimes see another doctor’s patients if the regular doctor is unavailable or there is an urgent reason to do so.
We try to give every patient a reminder call. However, the patient is always expected to remember the appointment day and time.
Yes, please do so. There is limited availability of interpreters without advance notice. It can be extremely helpful for a family member to assist with interpretation.
No, a parent or legal guardian must accompany and sign documents for any legal minor patient under the age of 18.
Please notify us of any changes. It is very important that we have up-to-date information in your medical record.
To obtain a copy of your medical records, please do the following:
Call the main number of any one of our offices and when you hear the message, Press 1. Identify yourself and explain to the ENT Specialists team member that your doctor asked you to report your symptoms.