Indiana Gastroenterology, Inc. (IGI) welcomes new patients for consultation. You do not need a physician referral unless required by your insurance carrier. Our office staff would be happy to schedule an appointment at one of two locations. Please contact us at (317) 872-1161 or toll free 1 (866) 727-5496 Monday thru Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Every attempt is made to schedule at your convenience however our availability may be limited by location, in-patient activity or physician absence. If you are not satisfied with your appointment date, we will place you on our waiting list at your request.
We respect your time and strive to run on schedule. Each patient is unique and time spent in consultation may vary. Please be patient with us, but let us know if you are kept waiting more than 15 minutes past your appointment.
We ask that you arrive early for your appointment to allow for any paperwork that we may require. When time allows we will mail this paperwork to your home address or you can download and complete these forms from our site. If you arrive late for your appointment it may be necessary to reschedule for another date.
Please bring a list of your current medications to your appointment as well as any recent labs, x-ray results (preferably on CD-ROM) or previous endoscopic procedures done outside of our practice. If you have completed our health questionnaire and demographic forms in advance present them to our receptionist. This allows us to perform a more thorough workup. We will also require a copy of your most current insurance card.
If you call is regarding a life-threatening emergency please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. If you call is routine please call during routine office hours Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding certain holidays when the office will be closed. All phone calls will be returned within one business day and in most cases that same day.
A physician is always reachable by phone for urgent matters. If you call during routine office hours please inform our staff the urgent nature of the call and they will page your physician. If the call occurs when the office is closed it will be forwarded to the exchange that will then contact the on call physician. The physician on call will return your call as soon as possible but it may take up to one hour due to other patient care responsibilities.
Indiana Gastroenterology, Inc. (IGI) contracts with most may insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to check your benefits and confirm we are in your network. Copayment is expected at the time of service. It is important that you present a current card for all services rendered. We will contact your insurance company to determine if precertification or prior authorization is required.
You must also notify us of any insurance changes that may affect payment. For example, on June 12 you schedule testing to be done on August 12, we contact your company on June 15 to verify coverage and authorize the procedure for August 12. On July 1 your company changes carriers or coverage with the same carrier, making the original authorization no longer valid. If you do not notify IGI of changes 72 hours in advance of testing, you may have to pay in full for non-authorized services.