Making an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barnett, records will need to be forwarded to our office from a referring physician (even if your insurance does not require this). Once the records (diagnostic reports, office notes, insurance and contact information) are received, our office will contact you to schedule your appointment.
Please have your health and insurance information available to answer any questions our staff may have regarding the appointment.
If your insurance requires a referral, it is very important for you to secure the referral before calling to schedule an appointment. This applies especially to HMO plans. The referral must be obtained prior to scheduling an appointment.
If you are a workers compensation patient, please make sure you have cleared your visit with your adjuster and they have communicated with our office to ensure your appointment is secure. Written verification and authorization must be received by our office in order to secure an appointment.
Johns Creek Neurosurgery, PC accepts the following insurance plans:
BCBS, Cigna, Coventry, First Health PPO, Galaxy Health Network, HealthOne Alliance, Humana, PHCS, Tricare, United Healthcare, Universal Healthcare, Secure Horizons, Aetna, Medicare.
The Day of Your Appointment
Please remember to bring the new patient information packet (completed prior to your office visit), your insurance card, a valid ID, and any relevant medical records (MRIs, CTs, etc.). Not having these items at the time of your appointment will result in your appointment being rescheduled.
Refilling Your Prescription(s)
Patients are strongly encouraged to plan ahead - Please do NOT wait until your medication has almost run out before contacting our office for a refill.
All prescription requests should be called into the patient's pharmacy during normal business hours - the pharmacy will then contact our office for authorization regarding the refill. Medications that required written prescriptions must be called into our office.
Please allow 48 hours for your request to be reviewed as our staff needs sufficient time to review your request for a refill and to process it properly. We ask that requests for medication be placed by 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday - refills will not be taken during weekends or holdiays.
When requesting a refill, you must include ALL of the information for each prescription:
Name of the medication
Number of times a day taken
Pharmacy name, location, and phone number
If it has been more than three months since your last visit, we may be unable to refill your prescription. In this situation, please contact your primary care physician for a refill of your medications.
Certain medications cannot be phoned into your pharmacy and require a handwritten prescription. You will need to allow enough time to pick-up your prescription from the office, or receive it through the mail.
Please use only one pharmacy for refills of your pain mediations. Please do not seek pain medication from any other physician unless approved by our clinical staff.
Lost narcotic prescriptions will not be replaced until the expected renewal date. Medications will not be refilled early.
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