Southwest Gastroenterology

1. HMO Plans:  Patients in HMO insurance plans are required by the insurance plan to obtain referrals from their primary care physicians prior to making an appointment or scheduling procedures.  Please be sure to obtain your referral so that you don't have payment issues after services are provided.

2. Colonoscopy Screenings:  Some insurances cover screenings and some do not.  It is not clear which insurances will cover this service.  Please be sure to check with your insurance company PRIOR to scheduling a procedure.  You and your physician should agree if the colonoscopy is for a screening or if it is for diagnostic purposes.