Office Policies

 

Appointments & Consultations
To schedule an appointment please call: (817) 473-6969 or email us at office@richardburkettmd.com

 

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Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 hours notice. This courtesy, on your part, will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient.

 

Emergencies
Our office provides on-call service for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After hours call 972-780-4415 and Dr. Burkett will be contacted immediately.

 

Insurance
Our office participates with most health insurance plans which cover certain reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Note we no longer accept insurance for breast reduction procedures. All covered procedures will vary with each insurance company. Our office staff will assist you in determining eligibility. Please contact our office or your health care company to confirm that Dr. Burkett is a participating provider with your insurance group. Patients are responsible for deductibles, co-payments and remaining balances at the time of service.

 

Our office accepts workers compensation. Dr. Burkett is on the Texas Workers Compensation Commission ADL list. Please have your employer contact our office to provide billing information.

 

As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance directly for any surgery that is covered by insurance. Please have your insurance information available for your visit. If you are a member of an HMO health care plan please be sure the appropriate referrals have been sent by your Primary Care Physician. We cannot see managed care patients unless there is a valid referral on file.

 

Most medical insurance plans will not cover cosmetic procedures. The exact cost of a specific procedure or combination procedures will be quoted by Dr. Burkett at the time of your consultation. Estimated prices are also available by phone. There may be added charges for any required pre-operative testing, or for any required pathological diagnosis (tissue examination). As is customary, fees for cosmetic surgery are to be paid in full at the time surgery is scheduled.

 

Financing
Our office will be able to assist you with a financing program for elective procedures. Patients may be pre-approved for financing with a low interest monthly payment plan. Our office manager would be pleased to provide you with further details.
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Billing and Payment
Co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles are due at time of visit. We accept credit card (MasterCard and Visa), cash, check, money order or cashiers checks.