Please fill out all forms and either fax them to 703-313-8850 or bring them with you to your appointment as well as your insurance card.
All HMO patients must bring a current referral from their primary care physician. (If you have Care First Opt Out insurance you may find it financially in your best interest to obtain a referral from your primary care physician prior to surgery. Please contact the customer service number on your insurance card or visit www.carefirst.com)
Please bring all diagnostic tests that have been done relating to your scheduled appointment with you or have them faxed to 703-313-8850 prior to your appointment.
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BRING TO THE APPOINTMENT
Insurance Card, Co-Payment (due at time of appointment), Referral Forms (if applicable), Previous Health Records, and the reports of any recent studies that you think may be relevant ( radiology, endososcopy or consultations).
WHAT YOU MAY BE ASKED
First Time Visit : As a new patient, we will need you to fill out some information about your medical history so you may wish to bring a list of your prior surgeries, medical problems, allergies and medications.
QUESTION YOU HAVE
Q.How do I set up/change/cancel an appointment?
A.You can call during office hours or leave message otherwise.
Q.How do I get to the office.
A. Please see the Map Icon on our home page. It will give you a great map and directions from any destination.
Q.Do I have to pay for my visit at the time of my appointment?
A.Yes. Payment is based on your insurance requirement. Self pay patients should call ahead for a fee schedule.
Q.How much is my co-pay?
A.It usually depends on the insurance plan that you belong to.
Q.How can I get a prescription refilled?
A.We can call it to your pharmacy once it is approved by the doctor. Please note that we are a surgical practice. We are only prescribing and refilling medications related to your surgical care ( pain medications, antibiotics and other related items). Routine and chronic medication refills need to be discussed with your primary care physicians.
Q.How can I find out results to my tests?
A.We usually discuss your results at the next office visit. We may also call abnormal results to you. The surgeons are not in the office every day so if you are expecting a result please feel free to call and we will get the results to you as soon as they can be reviewed by the doctor. Please understand that the office staff are not allowed to discuss your test results with you unless approved by the physician. This is make sure that your results are relayed to you in the proper context and with appropriate planning.
Q.What do I do in an emergency?
A.Call 911 or go to the CLOSEST Emergency Room
Q.Who should I contact if I get sick after office hours or on weekends?
A.Call the answering service, the physician on call will direct you subsequently.
Virginia Hernia Institute
G. Kevin Gillian, MD
8988 Lorton Station Blvd
Suite 202, VA. 22079