Your Visit

The providers and staff at Hamilton Dermatology make every effort to minimize wait time. While there are occasions you may have to wait, please remember that you will always receive the care and attention you need from our providers.

To make your office visit go more smoothly, follow these easy steps:

  • Please fill out the new patient paperwork or arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete all necessary information.
  • Verify that your insurance is contracted with our office. As a single-physician office, many insurance companies are changing the contracted providers – specifically, insurance purchased on the Exchange as well as MediCare Advantage plans. To verify that you insurance plan is in-network, please visit your insurance company’s web site or call the member services number on the back of your card. Our office is unable to verify benefits for each patient.

APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION: We normally call to remind you of your appointment two days prior. Our automated system will text or email the contact information on file in the event that you cannot be reached by phone. Please verify that your correct contact information is on file to ensure you receive appointment reminders.
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CHECKING IN
Each time you visit us, please bring a photo ID and your current insurance card with you. Please check in at the front desk and confirm your appointment. If you have a past due balance, you will be responsible to pay before you can be seen for additional services.

APPOINTMENT
When the Medical Assistant calls your name, you will be escorted to one of the examination rooms. Once there, the reason for your visit and other basic information will be taken. Our office utilizes body mapping to keep track of changes in skin lesions. Patients will have full body photos taken. These photos are stored in patient charts and will not be used for any purpose other than to compare changes on subsequent visits. Patients are asked to schedule follow up appointments with the medical assistant in the room at the end of their visit.

CHECKING OUT
After your appointment, you will be directed to the check-out desk where you will make a payment. Some insurance companies do not require a co-pay and claims are sent before patients are responsible for payment. In this situation, patients will either receive a statement or pay the balance at their next visit.