This page is still being developed and Q&A will be added as time allows. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you!
At what age can you get a screening colonoscopy?
For nearly all insurance plans, a patient must be 50 years or older. Please be aware there are other criteria for a screening colonoscopy.
Are screening colonoscopies free?
The Affordable Care Act mandates that screenings for colorectal cancer are deemed as “preventative care” and are to be covered at 100%, with no out of pocket cost to the patient. That being said, there is strict criteria for the definition of a Screening is, which can also be dependent upon the specific benefits of a patient’s plan.
Telemedicine / Telehealth
How do I get to my telemedicine appointment?
Please go to our telemedicine check-in page. Once you are on the page, you will need to click on the button for the Provider that you are scheduled to see. Once you enter in your name, you will be officially checked into the Provider’s “waiting room” and they will be able to see that you are ready for your appointment.
Will I be called or sent a text message when it is time for my telemedicine appointment?
In general, you will only receive regular appointment reminders regarding your telemedicine (televideo) appointment. If you require assistance with your appointment, please contact our office to discuss assistance options.
If you are scheduled for a telephone appointment, our Provider will call you for your appointment. However, if you are not available to answer the phone at the time the Provider calls, you may have to reschedule your appointment.
Are telemedicine appointments covered by my insurance?
Please contact your insurance company to discuss your plan’s benefits. There are currently a wide-range of coverages regarding telemedicine at this time, from fully covered to not covered at all. Our office does out best to try to determine whether a service may be covered by insurance, however, due to the vast amount of insurance carriers and plans, as well as continuously changing insurance policies, we cannot be abreast of every coverage or change.
How long will it take me to recover after my procedure?
Once you have woken up after your procedure, majority of patients have little effects from the procedure. If you had a colonoscopy, you may experience short term bloating and gas. You will be able to resume your regular diet after the procedure. Medications can also be resumed to normal schedule, unless you have had a biopsy and Dr. Koretsky has given direction about holding certain medications.
If you are administered anesthesia for your procedure, you should not drive or make any legal decisions within 24 hours of your procedure.