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click on any topic to find the answers to your questions. If you're
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How to Reach Us
In Case of an Emergency
We Handle Insurance
When you arrive at our office we will make a copy of your insurance
card and ask you to fill out forms to allow us to
submit insurance claims on your behalf. Georgia Heart Specialists
participates in a wide variety of managed care plans, and accepts
Medicare assignments. Please check your plan to verify our participation
and to confirm referral and co-pay requirements. If you are
a member of an HMO or PPO requiring a referral, please either
have the referral letter sent to us in advance of your visit or
bring a copy with you to your appointment. We cannot see you without
will verify your insurance benefits, obtain any
your insurance claims. You will be required
to make payment on any co-pay, deductible, or non-covered service
at the time of your visit. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard,
Discover and American Express.
comply with the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Therefore all information
in your record is strictly confidential and will not be released
to anyone without your prior written approval.
How to Reach Us
are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., and we're
closed daily for lunch from 12:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. After hours, weekends, and
on holidays, you'll be connected to
our answering service should you call either office. If appropriate you'll
be connected to our physician on call. We appreciate your patience when you
call our offices. Your
call will be returned as soon as possible. Occasionally, calls cannot be returned
until the end of office hours so be sure to leave both a day and an evening
phone number where you can be reached.
encourage you to use our automated prescription line to request
refills. Prescriptions and refills are issued only during office
hours and cannot be filled after office hours. When you call,
choose the prompt for the prescription refill line. When connected,
leave your name, date of birth, the name of your medication,
your pharmacy's name, and your home phone number. Our staff
will then call in your prescription for you.
Case of an Emergency
One of our expert physicians is always on call for emergencies.
If you call our offices after hours the answering service can relay
a message to our medical staff. However, you should never call the
office first in case of emergency. Any time you experience symptoms
of a cardiac or other life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
Here are just a few links that you may find helpful for
health-related issues and topics:
College of Cardiology The American College of Cardiology’s
website is designed mainly for cardiologists, but dozens of treatment
guidelines and other educational information are available.
Diabetes Association Learn all about diabetes treatment
and prevention at this website.
Heart Association The American Heart Association is
dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting
heart disease and stroke.
for Disease Control and Prevention This massive
website is filled with health information about over 100,000
for Medicare & Medicaid Services This website provides
information about the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.
of Health and Human Services This government website
provides extensive information about different health topics.
For Less This website provides information about making
drugs more affordable.
Information Center From this website you can download
prescribing information for over 1500 medications
Meds This website provides extensive information about
pharmaceutical assistance programs to provide medications to those
Guideline Clearinghouse This is a resource for evidence-based
Institutes of Health This website provides detailed
information about dozens of health topics. There are also additional
links to search information about drugs and medical articles.
Guidelines The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
website provides you with information on losing weight and a body
mass index calculator.
Cessation Guidelines The latest drugs and counseling
techniques for treating tobacco use and dependence are provided
General America's chief health educator provides scientific
information available on how to improve your health and reduce the
risk of illness and injury.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration The governmental
agency charged with protecting the public’s health.
Health Organization The international organization
promotes the world’s health.