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Appointments/Consultations

Making an Appointment

Due to allergies, please do not wear perfume or cologne.

We see all patients on an appointment basis. Walk-in patients will not be seen without an appointment unless a genuine emergency is evident. For appointments call (803) 545-5800 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

What to bring to your appointment

On the day of your appointment, please bring the following:

  • Completed paperwork that was mailed to you (download forms)
  • Driver's license or other form of photo identification
  • Insurance information, including a preauthorization form or number, if required

Appointment delays

Every effort will be made to honor scheduled appointment times and to avoid long waits or delays. The nature of our practice dictates your surgeon may be called to perform emergency procedures in life-threatening situations. If this situation occurs, you will be informed by the receptionist and asked to wait for the physician or given a new appointment time. If you have waited more than 15 minutes beyond your scheduled appointment time and no explanation has been offered, please inform the receptionist.

Cancellations

We request that you cancel a scheduled appointment as early as possible. Consistent failure to keep appointments may result in a charge to you.

Lab and Radiology Services

In most cases, lab specimens will be drawn at the office and sent to a commercial laboratory. Radiology services are rendered at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital and 3 Medical Park Diagnostic Services. These procedures will be billed directly to you either from the hospital or medical laboratory and will be payable to them rather than our office. This is a separate charge from our services.

Telephone Consultation

You may call our office with any questions concerning your health care. Telephone consultations regarding medications, treatments, or test results are ordinarily handled by our nursing staff. If our staff cannot assist you, they will relay information or questions to the appropriate physician. Your call will be returned at the earliest possible opportunity. It is not our policy to prescribe medications over the telephone.