Patient Info/FAQS

PATIENT INFORMATION

APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Walrath is pleased to see patients in Atlanta (Sandy Springs), Cumming, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Covington, and Stockbridge.  Call 866-527-3722 to scheduled an appointment.

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FAIR BILLING PRACTICES

My Promise to My Patients, and Their Responsibility ~ We practice in a climate of high-deductible, low quality healthcare insurance. Decisions that we make when billing patients can have significant, and sometimes devastating, financial impact on our patients.

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PATIENT FORMS

We recommend you download and complete your patient forms prior to your first visit. It will save you time for your consultation visit with Dr. Walrath.

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INSURANCE / FINANCIAL

Dr. Walrath participates in nearly every major insurance plan.  If you have an insurance and Dr. Walrath is out-of-network, his office will help you to file for out-of-network benefits.

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OFFICE LOCATIONS

Dr. Walrath is pleased to see patients in Atlanta (Sandy Springs), Cumming, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Covington, and Stockbridge. He performs minor office procedures in all of those locations.  Major surgical procedures are performed in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Gainesville, and Covington. 

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PATIENT FORMS

You can schedule to see Dr. Walrath in his offices at The Woolfson Eye Institute, with most of his time at WEI spent in the Atlanta / Sandy Springs location.

Dr. Walrath also practices in affiliation with Gainseville Eye Associates (Gainesville), and Georgia Ophthalmologists (Covington).

For questions about Dr. Walrath’s schedule or your upcoming surgery, please call Dr. Walrath’s surgical coordinators (view numbers at the bottom of the page).

Patient Medical Forms

(Please complete these form prior to your office visit which will save time for you during your consultation)

PATIENT PRIVACY NOTICE

MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE

COSMETIC CONSULTATON

INSURANCE CONSULTATION

FINANCIAL POLICY

SURGICAL FORMS

Below are some forms that are helpful in preparation for surgery:

1. Certain medications need to be stopped prior to surgery because they increase the risk of bleeding-related complications. Excessive bleeding can lead to a compromised outcome, may lead to a higher reoperation rate, and in exceedingly rare instances can lead to visual loss.

2. Medical clearance form: a form for your primary medical doctor to review and complete to ensure that your surgery can be done safely, in the context of your overall medical condition.

3. Preoperative instructions

4. Postoperative instructions

5. LASER Instructions

6. Financial policy for insurance-related procedures.

INSURANCE PLANS

Dr. Walrath participates in nearly every major insurance plan. If you have an insurance and Dr. Walrath is out-of-network, his office will help you to file for out-of-network benefits. Before a procedure is scheduled, your insurance coverage will be verified. If you would like to learn if your insurance is accepted by Dr. Walrath (and it almost certainly is), please call us at 866-527-3722.

View Dr. Walrath’s philosophy about fairness in billing and collections.

EMAIL DR. WALRATH

Please feel free to send me an email, understanding the following:
1. Do not send me an email if you have an urgent problem. Urgent problems need to be handled over the phone. If you are a postoperative patient of mine with an urgent problem, please call the office immediately. If your problem is an emergency unrelated to the surgical region, please call 911.
2. Email cannot substitute for a face-to-face encounter with patients. There are limits to the advice that I can dispense over email, particularly to individuals whom I have not met face-to-face.
3. Email in general may not be answered promptly.
4. Email is not a secure means for transmission of sensitive information, and by choosing to email Dr. Walrath, you recognize this and relinquish any protections regarding sensitive information that you choose to send.

Email: jwalrath@woolfsoneye.com

FAQS

What does Dr. Walrath charge for cosmetic consultation?

Pure cosmetic consultation costs $100. This fee is discounted from your office or surgical procedure should you elect to proceed with a treatment. Consultation to evaluate true eyelid malposition and to determine if the patient meets insurance requirements requires clinical evaluation and occasionally special testing — these consultations are billed to insurance at the standard rate.

What insurances are accepted?

Please contact (866) 527-3722 to see if your insurance is accepted. Nearly all insurance plans are.

How do I know if my eyelid surgery will be covered by insurance?

Dr. Walrath will be able to tell you if he believes your condition meets the criteria for insurance reimbursement. In the case of upper eyelid surgery, each insurance carrier has slightly different criteria. These criteria are published and available, and based on your examination and insurance, Dr. Walrath can usually predict when the insurance company will pay for your upper lid surgery. In plans that preauthorize, you will have the insurance company decision before your surgery, so that there are no surprises.

What type of anesthesia will be used for my surgery?
Q: How well do the incisions heal?

Upper blepharoplasty and direct brow lift incision healing is reviewed here and here.

JOSEPH WALRATH MD

800 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30328

Email:
jwalrath@woolfsoneye.com

OFFICE Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

APPOINTMENTS

866-527-3722

Contact Us

  • 770-804-1684 ext: 119 or 770-286-1461 (Angelica)
  • 770-804-1684 x 166 or 404-291-6395 (Nihanna)

  • Fax: 844-742-6584