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After your visit to your referring physician you will call our office and leave a message on our scheduling line (see instructions below). Once we have we have a referral from an appropriate referring provider and verified your demographic and insurance information we will call you back within 2-3 business days to schedule your appointment. We must have a written or electronic order from your physician's office specifying what area is to be tested and what the test is for before we can call you back. The time it takes to get these referrals vary. If you have not heard back to us by the end of business on the third day call us and press 0 to speak with someone.
Calling to Schedule
We have recently changed our scheduling process, so even if you have been to our office recently, please read carefully so as to not delay your appointment.
We must go over the information given to us with you before we can give you a date and time, so please be patient with us when we call. This is to ensure that we are aware of all of your pertinent health and personal information before we make the appointment, as some conditions are not appropriate for the test and/or keep us from being able to perform the test in our specific private office setting. It also ensures that we have all of the information we need to properly schedule your appointment, as some diagnoses and types of tests take longer than others. Dr. Iyer is the only person who performs these tests and is always highly in demand, we do not use technicians. This means that we have to be accurate in how we schedule to make sure that emergencies are prioritized and to keep wait times as short as possible.
Insurance and Workman's Compensation Authorization
For certain types of insurances and all workman’s compensation cases we need authorization before we make the appointment. The timeline for these authorizations can vary, and we will continue to contact these entities until we have a determination. However, you are your best advocate. If you find that your PCP office, insurance company, and/or workman’s compensation representative are not being responsive to our requests, we suggest that you call them yourself. No one can make the case for speeding up the process better than the patient. If you need the contact numbers that we are using or think we may have the wrong information please call the office as soon as possible and we’ll do what we can to expedite the process.
Cancellation Waiting List
When you make your appointment you have the option to request to be put on our cancellation list if you'd like the opportunity to come in sooner. When someone cancels their appointment we call patients in a chronological order to offer them the vacated space. Circimstances do not always allow us leave a message, so if you see that we have called, please call us back at your earliest convenience to find out if the slot is still available. When making your appointment please let us know of your availability, such as being able to come on short notice. If it has been several weeks and you have not gotten a call from us feel free to call the office to make sure we have the correct phone number specified as your primary.
Please check our Covid-19 page for updated scheduling information