- 1Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, we see patients by appointment.
- 2What do I need to bring at every appointment?
Insurance card, deductible, co-pay, co-insurance, and any other balance due on your account.
- 3Will I have a long wait?
We do our absolute best to stay on time and keep waiting to a minimum. We are very aware of how aggravating it is to have a long wait in a doctor’s office. We strive very hard to see people as close as possible to their scheduled appointment time. Occasionally, emergencies arise, but if you find you are frequently having unacceptable wait times, please bring this to our attention.
- 4What insurance do you accept?
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Golden Rule
- Great West Healthcare
- Medicaid-First Choice
- Medicaid-Absolute Total Care
- Medicaid Fee-for-Service (no Medicaid as secondary)
- PAI Administrators
- Preferred Blue
- United Healthcare
- 5Payment Methods
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, and a Money Order
- 6Do I have to see a nurse practitioner?
No. Appointments are offered based on who has the most openings. If there is a specific provider you wish to see, you can make an appointment with that individual. The exception to this is if you need to be seen on a day that specific provider is not in the office or no longer has room in their schedule.
- 7Who are the Providers?
Our providers are Dr. Stafford, Nurse Practitioners Tara Pahnke, Hope Suttell, Melonie Fleshman, Ashley Bayne, and Lester Barrouk. You may request to see a specific provider who is available at the time you come in.
- 8Can both children and adults be cared for at your location?
- 9What if I need to go to the Emergency Room?
In case of a serious emergency, please proceed to the closest emergency room. You do not need to call the Provider before going to the Emergency Department, but frequently the Provider on call can take care of your need and help you avoid an expensive and time-consuming trip to the emergency department. Therefore, if you are not sure what to do, contact the Provider on call.
- 10What if I need to see a specialist about a specific problem that cannot be treated in your facility?
We are able to refer you to an appropriate specialist and set up an appointment for you as well with the specialist. Most specialists require you to be seen by us for the problem for which you are being referred before they will agree to see you.
- 11Do you have students in your office?
We do have medical students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students who do rotations with us.
- 12How much does an office visit cost if I have no insurance?
Our office visit fee starts at $85. There will be an additional fee for tests and procedures done or medications given during this visit.
- 13Do I have to pay at the time of my visit?
Yes. We collect the patient responsibility part of the cost of the visit including deductibles, co-pays and co-insurances at the time of check-in to the office.
- 14Do you accept patients without insurance?
Yes. We accept self-pay patients.
- 15How much Tylenol should I give my child?
- 16How much Advil (Motrin, Ibuprofen) should I give my child?
- 17What is the typical children's immunization schedule?
- 18Where are you located?
206-A S. Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
- 19What are your hours?
8-8 M; 8-5 T-F; 8-2 S; Closed from 12-1 for Lunch
- 21What services do you offer?
- 22What is the car seat law in South Carolina?
Age <1 (or <20 lbs) in rear-facing infant seat; Age 1 – 5 (and 20 – 39 lbs) in forward-facing child safety seat; Age 1 – 5 (and 40 – 80 lbs) in booster seat secured by lap/shoulder belt (lap belt alone is not permissible); Age <5 in rear seat if available; Adult safety belt permissable Age 1 – 5 (and >80 lbs) or Age <5 if child’s knees bend over the seat edge when sitting up straight with his/her back firmly against the seat back; Car Seat article: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p473.html
- 23Prospective Employees
To apply for a position at our office, Cornerstone Family Medicine, please upload your resume & press send. We do at times have positions open for nurses, medical assistants, and receptionists. We will review your resume and contact you if we want to set up an in-office interview/phone interview.