Gladstone A. Sellers, M.D.
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My goal is to provide the highest quality medical care and service, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to both disease prevention and wellness. Together, we will aggressively attempt to prevent medical illnesses before they occur. These services will be provided in a relaxed, professional setting with the focus on optimizing your health. I want you to be completely satisfied with every aspect of your care.
Like many Primary Care Providers, in the past I had greater than 3,000 patients and was often forced to limit the time needed to address all concerns. The practice change allows me to schedule 30 minutes for routine appointments and 60 minutes for the annual exam. This means more time with each patient, little or no waiting and a greater ability to oversee and coordinate care.
My affiliation with Northside Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital has not been affected by my practice change. I rely on the staff internal medicine physicians (hospitalists) of these hospitals to care for my patients upon admission. These excellent physicians staff the hospital 24 hours a day and are available for emergent needs during hospitalization. If you require hospitalization, I will make informal visits at no charge to you and assist in the coordination of your inpatient care.
I will continue to practice out of the offices of Northside Center Pointe, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road N.E., Sandy Springs, GA 30342. Please visit our Contact Us page for directions.
My goal is to be available to my patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will be infrequent occasions when I am out of town or otherwise unavailable. In these situations, Dr. David Dubose will cover for me. For practical reasons, I reserve the right to designate another qualified physician to perform any and all services on my behalf should the need arise.
Yes. My medical practice will not take the place of general health insurance coverage. My practice is a primary care medical practice, not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your PPO, Medicare or other insurance program as well as participation in your FSA or HSA plan.
Yes. I will bill your insurance company directly for office visits. If your insurance carrier/plan requires a co-pay, I am required to collect it. Office visit charges, with the exception of your annual comprehensive wellness evaluation, are not included in your annual fee.
If I am not a provider for your insurance plan, I will attempt to refer you to “in-network” physicians for any necessary consultations and to “in-network” facilities for diagnostic tests and hospitalizations as medically indicated. Those services will then be covered according to in-network fees. My office fees have been reduced to compensate for any increased cost you may incur if I am not able to remain in-network.
No. My status with Medicare has not changed. I will continue to file your claim with Medicare, as well as with your supplemental insurer on your behalf, as required by law.
The fee is a medical expense and may be deductible. You are advised to consult with your tax consultant to clarify qualification in your particular circumstance.
Your annual fee pays for membership in the practice, and for many other benefits listed on the “Highlights & Details” page. All other procedures and services not performed in my office will be billed by the performing entity.
Please know that you can contact me anytime you feel the need to consult me; however, if you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can then call me or have the hospital personnel contact me so that I can assist in your care. If you have a non-urgent problem, I suggest you contact me first.
Call 911 if you have a life threatening emergency. Then call me. Call me first if the problem is minor. With the exception of a few controlled substances, most prescriptions can be ordered anywhere in the country. If you seek care at an emergency room or urgent care center out of our area, I request that you have the doctor seeing you call me for coordination. I will be readily available for phone consultation with you and/or other health care personnel. If you should require hospitalization while away, at your request I will attempt to establish daily phone communication with you and your attending physician(s) to ensure continuity of care.
Should you desire, I am available to help you decide which specialist to see and to coordinate such consultations. In this way the most appropriate resource is used, the earliest arrangements are made, and your applicable medical information is sent in advance of your specialist visit.
Yes. Paying your annual fee allows you to be a member of the practice whether you are sick or well. I strongly encourage you to utilize my services, regardless of your state of health.
If you move and wish to secure a new primary care physician, the annual fee will be refunded on a pro-rated basis, and the amount may be determined by whether the annual comprehensive wellness evaluation has been completed. A copy of your records will be sent to your new physician upon receipt of a signed release. This release of records is required by law.