Release of Medical Information
Directions to Office
Our fees reflect the value of the services provided. For all patients, payment in full is expected at the time of service. As a courtesy to you, and for your convenience, our office will bill your insurance company when all the requested information is provided.
For your convenience we accept payments via cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Most insurance policies cover visits to this office. Our staff will assist you in understanding your insurance and submitting claims.
We do accept assignment on Medicare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Tricare, and several private insurances. Several managed care plans such as HMOs, PPOs, EPOs, and POS Plans are also accepted. Feel free to call our office for details if your insurance is through one of the managed care plans. Any deductible amount, co-payment, or any other balance not paid for by your insurance company is your responsibility.
Our office works by appointment because we recognize the value of your time and desire to serve you efficiently. Every effort is made to see our scheduled patients on time. Occasionally emergencies arise that may cause the delay of your appointment. We will make every effort to keep such delays to a minimum and will keep you informed of delays that occur.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call us at least 24 hours in advance. Also, if you know you are going to be late, please call. This courtesy allows us to accommodate other patients.
On your first visit to our office, please plan to:
For your protection, in all workman's compensation cases, we need verification from the insurance company of their acceptance of financial responsibility. We request that you have your employer call the insurance company and obtain a claim number. This should be done before you see the doctor in order to ensure the benefits entitled to you as a result of your on-the-job injury.
Information will not be provided to a third party (attorney, physician, insurance company, etc) unless we have a written authorization in our office. If you wish information about your condition to be provided to a third party, they should request the information in writing and provide us with a written authorization signed by you to do so. We will ensure that HIPAA requirements are met prior to release of medical information.
Prescriptions and refills can be requested by your pharmacist during our regular office hours. Have your pharmacy's phone number ready and call them at least two days before your prescription runs out. The pharmacist will obtain authorization from our physician.
From Main Street turn on to Barstow Road, take a right turn on Buena Vista towards the Library. (The library sign is on Barstow Road) Our office is located on the right side and we are the 5th building across from the library, near the Post Office.
Parking is available in front of the building on the street and also in the rear of building.
Mohan Mallam, M.D., is currently welcoming new patients.
Mohan Mallam, M.D.
303 E. Buena Vista
Barstow, CA 92311