About Our Practice

Learn More About Carolina Geriatric Specialists

Sufficient time and relationship building are the hallmarks of Carolina Geriatric Specialists. My mission is to provide the best care to each and every patient. I look forward to the opportunity build relationships based on empathy, trust and compassion.

Below is information about our hours, location, insurance, billing and more.

Carolina Geriatric Specialists
244 Church Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Office: 803-775-1001

Patient Information Line:

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment
In our ongoing efforts to assist you in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and optimizing your quality of life, you will be encouraged and reminded by my staff to schedule a Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment, regardless of condition or necessity, each year. This is a comprehensive annual visit, unrelated to any illness or injury. It will include a thorough examination and an appropriate array of screening tests based on your age, health status and
risk factors. We will devote ample time to assess your total health. Together, we will develop a plan for improving
your health over the coming year.

Every patient is advised to have an annual evaluation. Depending on your particular health situation, additional tests (such as blood tests, a colonoscopy, mammogram, etc.) may be recommended. These will be billed by the performing entity, and you or your insurer will be responsible for payment of these tests. We will use the results of your exam to help you develop a plan for the year to improve health and fitness and to address any new or existing health goals.

The membership fee does not apply to the Welcome to Medicare assessment or annual wellness exams. Portions
of the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment and associated tests may be “covered” services under Medicare
and other commercial insurance plans and will be billed accordingly. The annual membership fee applies only to non-covered components of the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment.

My Staff
My staff is an important part of your experience with my office. They not only have the expertise to advocate on
your behalf, but they also will continue to assist you in navigating through other aspects of the medical community when necessary.

Insurance Information
Commercial Insurance Patients
Office visit charges are not included in your annual fee. I intend to remain an in-network provider for many PPO
insurance plans. I will bill your insurance for all covered services. Patients will be responsible for deductibles, co-pays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan guidelines. It is my intention that no insurance-covered medical services are included in your annual fee.

As medically indicated, I will make it a priority to refer you to in-network physicians for any necessary consultations and to in-network facilities for diagnostic tests and hospitalizations. Any services rendered by these physicians or
facilities will be billed by the performing entity and should likely be covered by your insurer according to in-network fees.

Medicare Patients
We will submit claims to Medicare and to your supplemental insurance on your behalf for Medicare-covered services.
Patients will be responsible for deductibles, co-pays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan
guidelines. The annual membership fee is intended to only include non-clinical, non-covered services as described herein that are not covered by Medicare and will not be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare. For any patient who has a Medicare Advantage plan, an office visit fee will be charged and payment will be the responsibility of the patient.