1304 Somerville Rd.
Decatur, AL 35601
© 2011. Riverside Gastroenterology
1304 Somerville Rd., Decatur, AL 35601
In order to help your experience with us be as comfortable as possible, here is some information about your first visit.
Depending on your situation, you doctor will ask you a series of questions about your health history, symptoms and other related questions. Then, you will undergo a physical examination that will assist the physician is determining more about your condition. After the physical examination, the doctor will speak with you and give you some recommendations for treatment.
Please bring the following with you to your appointment. For your convenience you can print out the registration forms prior to coming in for your appointment.
• Health Insurance Card/Information
• Your Photo ID
• A friend or family member, if needed, to take notes/help with questions
• A list of all medications you are taking
• A list of your questions /concerns
• Copies of records from doctors related to your visit with us. NOTE: If you were a patient of Dr. Short’s at Decatur Gastroenterology you do not need to get your records in advance. We will provide you a form when you are here and we will obtain the records ourselves. Any charges related to obtaining the records will be paid by us.
Please call us to make an appointment. Dr. Short does procedures all morning and sees patients in the afternoon. The first appointment is at 1:30 pm and our last available appointment is at 4:00 p.m.
Important Notice to our Patients
At Riverside Gastroenterology, our mission is to provide our patients with expert care in a timely manner. In order to improve availability for our patients, we ask that you call a day in advance if you need to reschedule your visit. If you need to reschedule a procedure, we ask that you call at least two days in advance.
Dr. Short is a participating provider for all insurance companies. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, BCBS (all states), United Health Care, Humana, First Health, Coventry, Cigna, and all other insurance companies that are represented in the area. Should you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please do not hesitate to call us..