Can PA Tara Burton do the same procedures as the doctor?
PA Burton is trained and qualified to do a large number of dermatologic procedures. If you need a procedure that she is unable to do, we would schedule you with one of our dermatologists for that procedure. PA Burton is also able to prescribe the same medications and treatments as our dermatologists.
Do you accept my insurance?
Please see our list of accepted insurances. If you do not see your specific insurance on that list, please contact your insurance provider to see if Summit Dermatology or Kevin Whaley, M.D., is “in-network.” You can also contact our office for additional clarification if needed.
Do I need a referral to see a dermatologist?
This would be insurance specific. Please check with your insurance if you are unsure.
Do you offer free consultations?
We do not offer free consultation, but we are happy to bill your insurance for the office visit. If there is no insurance, you will be responsible for the balance.
Why do I need to fill out paperwork each year?
This will help us to keep the most current information on file for you so that we may file your claims correctly and do not have to request information from you at a later date. This will also keep us compliant with the guidelines set by Medicare and the private insurance companies with whom we are contracted.
Do you offer light or laser treatment?
No, we do not offer light or laser treatment.
Do you return messages on the same day?
If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are calling to schedule an appointment, we make every effort to call back on the same day. If you need to speak with a nurse regarding questions, prescription refills and pathology results, please allow 24 hours for a nurse to call back. If you feel you need to speak to someone quickly, please call our office and press “0.” This will direct you to the receptionist who can assist you.