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BILLING & FINANCING

We offer the option to pay for your procedure with Care Credit. Care Credit is virtually a medical credit card that you can apply for through their website at carecredit.com.

Accepted Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, BCBS State Employees, BCBS Federal Employees, Medicare, Medicaid, MississippiCAN, Ambetter, Allwell, Chips, United Healthcare, Aetna, Lockard & Williams, Fox Everett and most commercial insurance.

FAQ

Q. How should I prepare for an upcoming surgery?

A. A patient should make sure to get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and if you smoke, stop for at least two weeks prior to your surgery. Also follow your doctor’s directions when it comes to taking or stopping medications before your operation. Think about your needs before and after surgery. You need to know how you will get to and from your procedure, how to prepare your home and what to expect during recovery. You will need a ride to and from the surgery, and possibly follow up appointments. Make arrangements with your partner or a friend who will be able to drive you to the office, surgery center or to collect any medication. You want to make sure that you have pre-registered at the surgery center at least 2 to 3 days prior. The physician’s office should provide you the needed paperwork.

Q. Can I do a payment plan for my procedure?

A. In some instances you can set up a payment plan for your procedure depending on the type of procedure you are having. Our office does offer the option to pay for your procedure with Care Credit. Care Credit is virtually a medical credit card that you can apply for through their website at carecredit.com.

Q. What can I expect in my initial consultation?

A. During your initial cosmetic consultation, you will meet the doctor and discuss the procedure or procedures you are interested in having. The doctor will conduct a complete evaluation of your current and past medical history and physical exam (sometimes requiring photos and or measurements to be taken). The doctor will walk you through how the procedure is performed, recovery time and possible complications.

Q. What type of anesthesia do you use?
A. On almost all cosmetic procedures general anesthesia is used.
Q. Will I have scars?

A. With any type of surgical procedure some scarring is always a possibility. The level of scarring can depend on the persons diet, if they smoke or not, age and many other factors.

Q. How long should I plan to take off work for a procedure?
A. Time off of work will depend on what type of surgery you are having and what type of job you have. The doctor will discuss this with you during your initial consultation. With most cosmetic procedures down time will typically be one to two weeks.
Q. Who will provide my aftercare?
A. Following your procedure you will come in for your post operative appointment. This is typically two to three days after your surgery date. With most procedures you will be seen post operatively, then at two weeks, one month and then 6 months. You will see the doctor at every visit.
Q. Do I need my medical records for my consultation visit?
A. If you have had a previous cosmetic procedure, it is very helpful if we have your medical records from that surgery.

PATIENT FORMS

Come prepared for your next appointment with Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by printing and filling out your paperwork before you arrive. Call ahead to ask which paperwork is needed for your appointment.

FORREST WELLS, MD, PLASTIC SURGERY FORM

MARY-ELIZABETH CORDLE, NP-BC, DERMATOLOGY FORM