Financial & Insurance

Billing and Fees

Our charges are based upon the severity and complexity of your illness. The physician selects the level of service based on these requirements. We regard our fees as reasonable and in keeping with prevailing charges in the area.

If you have questions about your account, you may contact the financial counselor. The counselor is available to discuss fees, give you an estimate of proposed fees, and set up payment plans to enable you to take care of your obligations. You may talk with our financial counselor at 601-482-8670. If no one is available when you call, please leave a message with the best number to reach you.

For your convenience we are able to take debit cards and most major credit cards.

Insurance

We participate in a variety of health care insurance programs, which aid in the payment of your medical cost. Insurance plans vary and may cover from zero to 100% of your medical cost. All co-payments, deductible, and other amounts not covered by insurance are your responsibility. You should be prepared to pay these amounts at the time of your appointment.

Your insurance is a contract between you, the patient and your insurance company. Your insurance company may notify you of claims denied or applied to the deductible. They do not always notify us. It is your responsibility to follow up with your insurance company if you feel your claim is not being paid promptly or properly.

Since every insurance plan is different, be sure to check your coverage and ask questions of your carrier. Many insurance companies require pre-certification for procedures, pay 100% for wellness exams or do not cover wellness exams. For your own peace of mind, we advise that you know your insurance benefits.

  • American Life Care
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna 
  • Gilsbar
  • Medicare
  • MAS
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Tri Care
  • United Health Care

Appointments

Appointments may be made during regular office hours by calling 601-482-1002. Please call to schedule your annual exam 2-3 months before it is due. Annual exams are for routine preventive care. Problem-related visits will be scheduled as soon as possible based upon urgency. We will call two days ahead to remind you of your scheduled appointment. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you must cancel an appointment so that we can use that time to accommodate others.

Seeing you on time is our goal. We respect your needs just as we ask you to understand ours. Special problems do arise. If you are being forced to wait beyond your scheduled time it is either the result of some unexpected emergency and/or an unforeseen complication in the examination preceding yours. However annoying this may be, be assured: if you ever required our special attention you too would get preferential treatment.

Occasionally, it may be necessary to change your appointment. Under these circumstances we will call you and promptly reschedule your appointment. Should you find it necessary to cancel or change your appointment please let us know promptly.

New Patients

New patient appointments generally require more time that established patients. Obtaining the patient information, medical history and the other pertinent information needed to help us diagnose and treat your ailment can be time consuming. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

On your first visit we ask you to fill out personal and medical information about yourself. This information will be kept in your file. The insurance information will help us file your insurance correctly. The medical history will play an important part in the treatments we prescribe.

On the first visit, please come to the office 20-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can get your complete information.
If you print these forms and complete them in advance, it will make your registration quicker.
To complete these forms online enter the Patient Portal on the Home page and set up a New Patient account.

If you have pertinent records from a previous doctor, please arrange to have a copy of your records sent to us. You can use our release form and send it to your current physician.

Established Patients

Established patients are asked to complete an abbreviated registration form annually. Updating your file is important because it provides us with your current information, allowing us to file your insurance correctly and/or contact you concerning your visit.