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Our Office Policies

Our Office Policies...


Welcome to our office!
Our day in the office is planned by making SCHEDULED appointments for you, our patients.  To carefully assess your needs, please limit you number of problems to one or two. Dr. Howard would like to address your concerns completely during your appointment.

Fees are based on itemized services rendered. At your request, Dr. Howard will discuss and explain surgical fees with you after your examination. Tissue samples removed at the time of surgery will be sent to a Pathologist for examination.  YOU WILL RECEIVE A SEPARATE BILL FROM THE PATHOLOGIST. Reports are received within a week and the nurse will call you with the results.

Please present your current insurance when you arrive for your appointment.  At the time of service, you are expected to pay your co-pay or the percentage specified on your card. If your deductible has not been satisfied, we ask that you pay for your visit in full.
You can make payment with your Master Card or VISA credit or debit card.

Dr. Howard is participating provider with:  Medicare,  Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO,  Aetna, Cigna, Coventry,  United HealthCare,  SuperMed,  Care Improvement Plus,  Humana Medicare,  First Health Network

We will file your claim to your insurer, and the insurer will direct payment to Dr. Howard.   Medicare automatically files to your secondary insurer. We will gladly provide you with a receipt.

If you are private pay, payment in full is expected at the time of service.

Our office contracts with Medical Billing Options, LLC to file insurance claims and send  statements to our patients. If you have a question about your statement please contact their office, (229) 293-0037.

A $25.00 fee will be assessed for any returned checks. Monthly statements will be sent regarding your balance If there is no response after three statements, your account will be turned over to a collections agency.  A 50% collections fee will be added to any account which is turned over to the agency for non-payment.