We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of patient care.
A clear understanding of our financial policy is important to our professional relationship. Should you have any questions regarding this financial policy, please ask our office manager for any clarification you may need.
When surgical procedures are scheduled, surgical fees will be discussed privately between you and our office manager. Surgical fees will be collected at the pre-operative appointment. Dr. Azar is not contracted with any insurance companies. We file insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients. However, this does not release the patient/guarantor of his or her financial responsibility. Insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company; we are not party to that contract. Because of this, it is the patient’s responsibility to be familiar with his or her insurance policy.
We do our best to select in-network facilities and physicians, but this is not always possible. We encourage you to check the provider status prior to any procedure. Since the financial responsibility always resides with the patient, we want to keep you informed. If 30 days have gone by and your insurance company has not paid, you may wish to call the company directly to make sure your account is paid within 60 days. After 60 days, we will no longer pursue your insurance company, but will look to you, the patient, for immediate payment. As a courtesy to our breast cancer patients, we will bill and accept insurance-company-allowed amounts on all procedures directly related to breast cancer. There will be an out-of-pocket expense, but we will do everything we can to minimize the amount.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY MIGHT NOT FULLY REIMBURSE YOU FOR HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OR SURGICAL PROCEDURES. Listed below are estimates for many of our cosmetic procedures. These estimates include Dr. Azar’s fee, the facility fee and the anesthesia fee. Dr. Azar’s fee includes the pre-operative appointment as well as 1 year of post-operative appointments.
Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of cosmetic surgery. Because paying for cosmetic surgery out of pocket can be an obstacle for some patients, Dr. Azar offers financing through CareCredit. With CareCredit, you may be eligible for a no-interest or low-interest payment plan. When comparing costs of procedures, keep in mind that Dr. Azar only operates in accredited hospitals, which maintain a higher standard of safety than most office-based surgical centers and only uses medical doctors (M.D.s) who are specialists and board certified in anesthesiology NOT nurse anesthetists.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.