Q:What are your office hours?
A:Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The office is closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Q:What insurances do you take?
A:We currently take most private insurances. Please call for a complete list.
Q:Are you taking new patients?
Q:Are you taking new Medicare patients?
A: No, unfortunately we are unable to accept any new Medicare Patients at this time.
Q:Do you provide Obstetric services?
A:While we have training in obstetrics, we are not providing OB services. Please call the Madison County Medical Society (881-7321) for providers in this area.
Q:Do you admit to the local hospitals?
A:After much discussion we have decided to use the hospitalists groups for both Crestwood and Huntsville Hospitals.
Q:What is a hospitalist?
A:A hospitalist is a doctor, usually specializing in Internal Medicine, who cares for other doctors' patients if they require care in the hospital. They almost exclusively work in the hospital. Just as a cardiologist specializes in the heart, hospitalists specialize in hospital medicine.
Q:Who will decide if I need to go to the hospital?
A:Occasionally illnesses are severe enough that they require you to be admitted to the hospital. Like before, If you go to the ER, you and the ER doctor will decide if admission is needed. Likewise if you are in the office, you and Dr. McMillion, Dr. Ghanta, or Dr. Haley will make that decision. We will contact the hospital doctor to let them know you are coming to the hospital and they will see you when you get to your room.
Q:Does this mean you are no longer on call after-hours for urgent questions or concerns?
A:Absolutely not. Dr. Haley, Dr. Ghanta, and Dr. McMillion are still available for urgent questions or concerns, just as before. They only share call with each other so you will always hear a familiar voice.