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Procedures for First Visit

If your doctor has recommended that you see a specialist in our office, the following information will help you plan for your appointment.

Depending on the nature of your visit, you may be in our office for three hours or longer. When you arrive, you will be asked to complete a registration form. Please bring your insurance cards and any required HMO referral forms. Before seeing the physician, you will spend some time with an ophthalmic technician reviewing your basic medical history. Please bring your glasses, a list of all medications and drops you are currently using, along with the name and address of your internist or family doctor. Also, one or more diagnostic tests may be performed before or after you see the physician. If necessary, the physician may begin your treatment the same day or reschedule it for a later date.

If you have a retina problem, your eyes need to be fully dilated for a detailed retinal exam. Following the exam you may need a dye test (fluorescein angiography) and/or laser treatment on the same visit. These procedures may require additional time. Although most patients are able to drive after their visit, we recommend that you bring someone to drive you home, especially on the first visit.

Juice and crackers are available for diabetic patients, or you may bring a snack.

In order to expedite the check-in process, click here to download your new patient paperwork and complete it prior to your appointment with us.


Billing Procedures

Eye Consultants of Maryland participates with most insurance plans. In order for us to file a claim with your insurance company, we must have accurate insurance information. Please bring your current insurance cards with you every time you visit our office. If you are enrolled in an HMO, please bring any required referral forms with you. It is your responsibility to obtain any referral or prior authorization your plan may require. If your insurance company requires a co-payment, please be prepared to make the necessary co-payment at the time of your visit. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Our billing office will file all necessary claims for covered services. You will be billed for any remaining balance after we receive such notification from your insurance company. If you have any questions, our billing staff can be reached at (888) 274-4740.

 

Patient Portal

Eye Consultants of Maryland is proud to announce that we have implemented a secured patient portal. With this service you are able to access your health information, request refills, access forms, and much more. This portal is a work in progress, so please check back regularly for additional features. Click here to be directed to our portal.