Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is HIPAA?
A. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Please visit the HIPAA Page for more information.
Q. How soon can I get an appointment?
A. For urgent situations, we can usually see you the same day as a "walk-in" patient. For non-urgent situations, we try to see you in a timely manner.
Q. How long will my appointment take?
A. Appointment times vary. If you are a new patient, it may take you 15 to 30 minutes to review and fill out our forms. Therefore, we recommend that you either print copies, read, and fill out these forms prior to your appointment, or arrive early enough to allow yourself time to read and fill them out the day of your appointment. New patients may spend up to 30 minutes in the consultation room while follow-up patients may spend as little as 10 minutes.
Q. What types of insurances are accepted?
A. You may view the list of health plans we accept here. However, we recommend that you consult your insurance carrier's providers directory, or contact them personally, to verify we participate in your specific plan.
Q. What kind of preparation do you use for colonoscopy?
A. We use several different preparations for colonoscopy depending on the patient medical history and preferences, we strive to tailor the preparation to the individual patient.
Q. Do you provide sedation for your endoscopic procedures?
A. Yes, we provide sedation for all endoscopic procedures. Patient comfort and safety is our prime concern and the sedation is chosen with consideration to the individual patient needs.