Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

About Your Visit

All members of the Department are dedicated to your care. We have collected practical information about your visit here.

We understand that patients may often feel overwhelmed during a doctor visit, but we want each patient to fully understand all aspects of his or her treatment. Thus, we fully endorse the Ask Me 3 initiative.

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For appointments, please call 713-486-5000.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 713-486-5000 and give us at least 24 hours notice.

In most cases, we cannot accommodate walk-in patients; however, we will do our best to see all patients on an urgent basis. Please call the office for an urgent appointment, if you feel that you need to be seen.

If you have an urgent medical need, please call 713-486-5000 and a triage nurse will assess your medical need. If medically necessary, you will be worked into a physician’s schedule the same day.

For after hours care, please call 713-486-5000 to reach the physician on-call.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Your insurance plan may require referral paperwork or other authorization for visits to specialists. Please contact your primary care physician or insurance company for more information.

If you have questions about this process, please contact us by telephone.

UT Physicians is a preferred provider for most managed care plans. We will verify your insurance coverage prior to your office visit.

We will file your insurance claim for you. You will be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards including American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Your physician will discuss your test results with you during subsequent office visits. Often, the physician or nurse will call you to discuss test results. Please keep in mind that most tests require a few days for processing.