Offering a wide range of patient services and treatments:
Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
Phimosis (tight or unretractable foreskin)
No Scapel Vasectomy
Why is my doctor asking for my credit card?
Todays insurance plans are becoming more complicated in how they determine what the medical practice can collect, and what the patient actually owes. Insurance plans now have numerous different co-pays and deductibles that are often confusing to their clients and can even elude the smartest medical practice office manager. What a patient actually owes once insurance pays its portion is a function of the individual's co-pay, deductible, maximum out-of-pocket expenses and where the patient falls within this continuum. To say the world of HMO's, PPO's, IPA's and EPO's is complicated is an understatement, to both you as a patient and your doctor.
The practice of having a credit/debit card stored on file in your physicians electronic medical records system is becoming more and more common. Our policy clearly states that nothing will be charged to your card or bank account until the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) returns from your insurance company and we can enter the contractual write-offs and amount paid by your insurance company into our system. The only amount charged will be the PATIENT RESPONSIBILITY portion. Another charge would be a no-show fee for an appointment not canceled within the required 24-hour period.
Of course patients are concerned about their credit card/bank information's security. Your cards information will be stored with the vendor we use to process all credit card transactions on a daily basis, such as co-pays and balances. This will also allow you to not have to show your credit card at every visit once we have your information stored in the system.
As a small business operating on fixed insurance reimbursements with rising costs and expenses, we must do everything possible to reduce the length of time that we extend credit to our patients.
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Meet Our Staff
Dawn is our Registered Nurse and here to help answer questions and triage when Dr. King is unavailable. Prior to Urology, Dawn worked in the Neonatal ICU for 18 years. Out of the office Dawn likes to spend her time traveling and riding her Icelandic horse Drifa. She also does medical mission work in Ayacucho, Peru. She has four grown children, 2 pugs and a french bulldog.
Susie is the Front Desk Assistant Manager and Receptionist. She has been working for Dr. King for 15 years. She is married with 2 daughters and several grandchildren. She regularly visits them in Fresno. Susie and her husband Freddy rescued their dog Sunshine 3 years ago. They both enjoy spending their extra time visiting family and friends here in the bay area and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Rhea is our Licensed Vocational Nurse and has worked in the office for 9 years. Rhea and her husband, Gian, love to explore different types of cuisine and spending time with their friends and family here in San Jose and in Hawaii. Rhea and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl to their family!