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Thank you for allowing us to participate in your healthcare. 
 Our practice is dedicated to the comprehensive care of all breathing abnormalities and sleep related disorders associated with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Our medical staff consists of:  Doctors;   Barry J. Weber and Efthymios I. Daniskas all trained in the specialty of lung disease and the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.  The group is on staff at Mountainside Hospital andClara Maass Medical Center as well as the long term care facility at Columbus Hospital.

Insurance:Participating Plans:  Our office participates with Medicare and most managed care plans.  You must bring your insurance identification cards with you.  We cannot render care to patients who do not have their plan cards or some other information from the insurance carrier.  Each insurance carrier has different guidelines that must be followed:  i.e. referral forms from primary care doctors or precertification rules and regulations that must be followed.  Please help us help you to comply with your carriers rules by understanding your own policy guidelines.  Remember, it is ultimately the patients’ responsibility to ensure all providers follow the appropriate rules and regulations

Referrals:  If your medical insurance requires a referral from your primary care physician, you must have it with you.  You cannot be seen under any circumstance without your referral.  We can not accept faxed referrals from your primary care physician.
   
Co-payments are due at the time of your visit. 
What you will need:  Please bring a list of all current medications you have been taking.  If you have had a recent (last two months) chest x-ray or chest CT scan, please bring the films and report with you. 

Appointments:  Patients are seen by appointment only.  We go by the appointment time and not the time the patient arrives.  We will do our best to honor your appointment time.  We realize your time is valuable, but in our specialty emergencies or other unexpected occurrences may cause unforeseen delays.  If this does happen, we will try to inform you as soon as possible.  Most days we have two doctors seeing patients at the same time.  While you are waiting we may call on a patient who arrived after you.  If this happens, it usually means that this patient is seeing another doctor.  Please make sure you come to the window when you arrive. 
Telephone Calls:  The telephone can be an important link between you and your doctor.  Our support staff is highly trained and capable to answer many of your questions.  We encourage you to take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.  If your concerns require the doctors’ direct attention, please be assured that he will return your call as soon as possible. 
Emergencies:  If an emergency arises you should not hesitate to call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.   If it is possible, you or a family member should call our office or speak to our answering service to inform that you are going to the emergency room.  Tell the emergency room doctors you are a patient of our office so they will call us to come and take care of you. 
Medication Renewals:  Between your visits to the office, you may need your medications renewed.  This can only be done when the office is open and at least 2-3 days before your medications run out.  We must review your chart before refilling prescriptions therefore; this service cannot be provided during the weekend or evening hours. 
Medication Preauthorization:  We will only preauthorize medications if there is not an acceptable generic equivalent available.