We here at Central Arkansas Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic accept most health insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. However, you need to confirm we are providers for your specific plan. We will do our best to let you know if we are out of network for your plan.
For your first appointment, please bring any previous records or reports from other doctors, list of medications, and a photo ID.
ALWAYS bring your insurance card to your appointment. If we can not verify your coverage at the time of your appointment, the visit will be considered self-pay and either full payment or arrangements for payment will be required.
If you do not have insurance, please contact our office at (501) 327-3929 to discuss our uninsured policy. We will make an effort to work with you regarding a payment plan.
If your insurance requires a referral from your PCP, we need to have that referral by the time of your visit or we may not be able to see you. If we receive your insurance information prior to the appointment, we will do our best to let you or your PCP know.
Our office utilizes an Electronic Medical Record or EMR to keep track of your medical information. Due to requirements set forth by the government regarding EMR’s, this has resulted in more lengthy New Patient Forms. We recommend you print these forms and fill them out prior to your visit, and bring them with you to save time. If you have any changes to the existing information we have on file for you such as new medical problems, allergies, or medications. Please let us know during your visit.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at every visit.
What to Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.
Our doctors and staff look forward to meeting you! We respect your time and would like to make your visit to our office as efficient as possible.
If this is your first visit to our office, please bring completed patient information forms with you. For your convenience, you may also download a copy of the forms here FORMS
Note: the Authorization form allows you to specify other people with whom we can share your information, such as a spouse, child, relative, or friend.
Other items to bring with you may include:
- Insurance cards
- Referral authorizations - if necessary
- List of your current medications
- Pertinent records from your physician
- CT scans or MRI films
- Any recent audiograms - hearing tests
- Past surgical history
If you are bringing in a child under 18
We require that the parent(s) or guardian(s) (with appropriate paperwork) come with their child on their first visit as well as any visit pertaining to potential surgery. Failure to do so will result in rescheduling the appointment.
If your child is an established patient with non-surgical issues or concerns and you plan to have a grandparent, other relative, etc., bring your child in for their visit, please send a note signed by the parent(s) or guardian(s) stating that we will be allowed to examine your child. Without this note, we will be unable to see your child.