© 2014 by Atlanta Neurological Associates

    2016 updated

Patient Information 

Please be aware that we DO NOT ACCEPT Piedmont Wellstar, WellCare, Amerigroup, PeachCare/Peach State, Medicare Duel Complete, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation nor Auto Insurance.

 

If you are not sure that our physicians are in your Insurance Network, please call your insurance company prior to your visit and ask them if we are in your network. 

 

If your insurance is HMO or Tricare Prime, please be aware that you are required to have a referral prior to your visit. If we do not have the referral day of consult, we will not be able to see you. 

 

We DO NOT treat those involved in motor vehicle accidents!

If you are wanting an appointment in our office and have seen another neurologist previously, we require your records be sent to us for review by our doctors prior to scheduling your appointment. 

 

For more information on what is listed above, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you!

 

- Atlanta Neurological Associates, P.C. 

 

 

What to Expect at Your Consultation //

​​What do I need to bring to my visit?

1. List of all of medications, including frequency and dose      bag with medication bottles. AND your current 

    pharmacy phone number.

2. Insurance card(s)

3. Referral, if applicable 

4. Photo ID

How much will I owe at my visit? 

You will be required to pay a copay, coinsurance, or your deductible . If your yearly deductible and/or your secondary insurance does not cover the deductible, all or a portion of your visit will be expected at time of service. 

If your insurance requires a referral, it is your responsibility to obtain one from your primary care doctor.

 

**It is the responsibility of the patient to call their insurance company and verify their benefits for our services prior to appointment**

 

For those who are self-pay patients, please call the office for an estimate prior to your visit.  Only cash or credit payments will be accepted and payment must be paid at

time of visit.

 

For Medicare patients: each year, Medicare requires a $185 deductible. At time of visit, if you have not met your deductible,  please be prepared to pay Medicare's allowed amount  (for office visits proximately $75 will be required for existing patients)  and $185 for

new patients.  

 

What will take place during my consultation?

The neurologist will discuss your history, as well as your chief complaints for your visit. The doctor will then perform a neurological examination that may test memory, strength, coordination, sensation, walking and reflexes.

 

He will then discuss the diagnostic and treatment plan with you. You may be referred to have blood tests, MRI, CT, EEG, EMG/NCV,  neuropychological evaluation or other testing.

 

In some cases, referrals to Emory Epilepsy Center and Shepherd MS Center are also recommended.

 

The treatment plan may include medication and in some cases physical therapy, which our staff will be happy to set up for you. 

Will any tests take place at my visit?

Tests that are performed in our office will be done on a future date, not at the time of your visit.

 

EEG, EMG/NCV, VNG and DriveABLE testing are available only on certain days of the week.  

All diagnostic imaging, lab work and misc testing will be referred to another facility. Our office staff will assist in setting up these appointments. 

 

 

** Most insurance companies require you to have both an EMG and NCV test on the same day, regardless of your provider wanting you to have only one test. **

Patient Forms //

To better prepare for your visit, please download, print and fill out the patient packet below and bring to your appointment.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR COMPLETED FORMS ELECTRONICALLY.

 

**You do NOT need to copy your insurance card information, as you are required to bring your card and ID on day of your visit, and we will copy them for you**