The convenience you want
From the first time you visit us, you’ll know that we genuinely care about you and your patient experience. Most patients can be seen within 48 hours, and emergencies can often be seen the same day. We strive to eliminate waiting times – because we value your time. Our staff will also help you with other matters. If you have questions and other concerns, we’ll make sure you get the answers that you need. We are ready to discuss matters relating to your condition as well as treatment options available to you. We are state-of-the-art with electronic medical records (EMR) and an Internet portal through which patients can view their own health record. Should a question arise about treatment, payments or insurance, please feel free to call.
- New Patient Forms
- Prescription Refills
- Hospital Affiliations
- Pre-Admission Testing
- Billing and Financial Responsibility
- Useful Links
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will be in the office to see patients by appointment only. We have satellite offices in Good Samaritan North, Springfield and Beavercreek. Please inform the receptionist when making your appointment which office best suits your needs. Call 937.435.8663 to schedule your appointment or, if after-hours, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.
Office appointments: We request at least one day's notice of any cancellation or change of an office appointment.
Surgery appointment: Surgical cancellations should be limited to an emergency only, and we request at least two days' notice. This is due to the amount of time required to coordinate scheduling and insurance pre-certification of surgical procedures.
If an emergency arises, or difficulties arise after-hours, please call the main office number, 937.435.8663, and give your name and phone number where you can be reached. We are available to our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Please refrain from sending emergency or time-sensitive questions to our office via email. Email is not responded to on a daily basis.)
In an effort to make your visit to our offices as efficient as possible, we have made forms available to you through our site so you can compete them prior to your appointment. If you would like, please print out the following documents, complete them and bring them to our office on the day of your appointment.
- DCR Surgery Health Questionnaire
- Dayton Colon & Rectal Center - Patient Info Sheet
- DCR Center Consent for Surgery
- Consent for Use & Disclosure of Medical Information
- Anorectal Post
- Colonoscopy before Fleet
- Pilonidal Post
- Office surgery after
- Colonoscopy after
- Anorectal Pre
- Colon Resection Pre
- Colon Resection Post
- Colonoscopy before Visicol
- Colonoscopy before Golytely
We make every effort to ensure that all patient records are kept confidential. Our employees are prohibited from looking at patient records unless they are to provide services to our patients. All electronic billing complies with privacy provisions of federal law (HIPAA).
If you need a prescription refill, please call the office and have the following information available: 1) name of medication; 2) name and phone number of pharmacy; 3) prescription number on the medication label.
We are on staff at Kettering Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital, all in Dayton. We are also on staff at Springfield Regional Hospital in Springfield and Soin Medical Center in Greene County. We prefer that you go to a hospital where your family physician is on staff so that he or she can assist in your medical care.
The DCR Surgery Center has enabled us to offer our patients a more cost-efficient and less time-consuming way to have minor outpatient surgeries and colonoscopies performed. This facility can be a great option for patients whose insurance may not cover the hospital network or who may not have insurance at all.
Also, we want to remind patients that it is their responsibility to determine if Dayton Colon & Rectal Center is covered by your insurance network/provider. If your insurance rejects or does not cover a procedure or treatment, you always have the option to pay for costs out-of-pocket.
Surgical procedures require pre-admission testing. The pre-admission testing office at the hospital or our office will schedule you for this at the appropriate hospital or physician's office. The testing may include a barium enema, EKG, chest X-ray, CAT scan and blood work.
Most insurance companies require notification (pre-certification) of admission to the hospital for inpatient or outpatient treatment. If you are unsure about your policy or referral requirements, please contact your insurance company or benefits manager. We want to remind our patients that it is their responsibility to determine if we are covered by your insurance provider. Most insurance companies will reduce the payment to the hospital and doctor if these requirements are not met. This in turn will make the patient's financial responsibility much greater.
If insurance does not approve a recommended test, you are able to have the test performed at your personal expense.
We are happy to file a claim with your insurance company, provided we have your current insurance information. Should a problem arise in insurance processing, we will be happy to supply any additional information requested.
We participate in several HMOs, but it is your responsibility to obtain one if needed prior to your office visit or surgery. Please note that these referrals are for a limited length of time or number of visits.
We accept assignment on Medicare. Medicare has very strict rules about what we may charge for each service. We have no control over this policy. If you have a secondary insurance, we will be happy to file with them after Medicare pays its portion.
We will do our best to advise you about treatment options available, but we may be restricted in providing certain treatment due to insurance limitations. If insurance does not approve a doctor-recommended test, you are always able to have it performed at your personal expense. At times, we may require you to sign for us to provide services outside the scope of your insurance policy.
Just because our name appears on a network or insurance list does not mean that we endorse that insurance company's policies or procedures. It is the patient's responsibility to determine if we are covered in their network. Please check with us before you choose a plan so that we can best advise you about hidden costs or problems with insurance policies.
If you have a co-pay or deductible, this is to be paid at the time of service. An itemized statement covering your medical services performed will be mailed to you once a month. This statement will show charges and payments made up to and including the "closing date" noted on your statement. All patients having a balance due will receive a monthly statement until the account is paid in full. Any account over 90 days old will receive a service charge added on each month until the balance is paid in full. Please call our insurance and bookkeeping office at (937) 435-8663 should you have any questions regarding your account.
Visit these related sites for additional information:
The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery was established to promote the health and welfare of the American people through the development and maintenance of high standards for certification in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a national association of colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Society of Surgical Oncology
The mission of the Society of surgical oncology is to ensure that all cancer patients receive the highest-quality, comprehensive, multimodal cancer care. The society will accomplish this by providing dynamic leadership and a substantial commitment to excellence in the broad specialty of surgery and surgical oncology.
We gladly accept patients from the area of Miami Valley, in the greater Dayton area and in the greater Springfield area, including: Dayton, Huber Heights, Centerville, Englewood and Kettering in Montgomery County, OH; Springfield in Clark County, OH; and Beavercreek and Xenia in Green County, OH. Call us at 937.435.8663 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a consultation with one of our colorectal specialists.