Helpful links and information you can use

As a service to her patients who ask for information about a variety of healthcare issues, Dr. Hessel has compiled a list of health topics from reliable sources on the web. Please note, this information is not a replacement for seeing a healthcare professional. Along with regular checkups, this information will help provide you with the knowledge you need to stay healthy.

  • – More than 100 educational pamphlets with information on contraception, teens, gynecologic problems, pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery, procedures and women’s health. Click on your topic to read or print.
  • – Do you have heavy periods? Find information and minimally invasive treatment options for excessive menstrual flow here.
  • – If you have a problem with abnormal urination, we can help. One of the tools we use to evaluate your symptoms is urodynamic testing. This describes this simple in-office procedure.
  • – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Learn about current health concerns or search the A-Z index for all CDC topics.
  • – Information about breast, ovarian and other cancer risks.
  • – Female sexuality concerns, including low desire, painful sex and other disorders.
  • Norwall Health – An up-to-date listing of parenting classes and support groups.

Billing & Insurance

Medical billing can be confusing. The last thing you want is to be distracted by complicated bills while completing your treatment. We have the staff and informational resources available to determine how much of your treatment your health insurance will pay and how much will be your responsibility. By providing you with important information on your medical bills, you will be able to more carefully plan your payment option.

Many people participate in your care and may send separate invoices. This includes separate bills from the hospital, your doctor and any specialists who were involved in your care.

In most cases, we will bill your primary health insurance company directly. If we haven’t heard from your insurer after 30 to 45 days, we may ask for your help in contacting them. Amounts that are denied, rejected or unpaid may become your responsibility, depending on your plan type and benefits.

Medicare – If you have Medicare, we will bill it first and then bill unpaid amounts to any supplemental insurance policies you may have. All unpaid balances may become your responsibility, depending on your plan type and benefits.

Resource Articles

Insurance Definitions

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Deductible: The amount you're responsible for paying for covered medical expenses before your health insurance plan begins to pay for covered medical expenses each year. Deductibles generally range from $0-$3,000 and vary by plan and coverage [...]

Health Insurance Card Checklist

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

We understand your health insurance authorization can be a tedious process. To ensure you have an easy transition, we are providing you with a checklist of preparations that simplify the entire experience; this minimizes surprises [...]