Patient Guide

Patient Guide 

You Are Our Number One Priority

Thank you for choosing Southern Tennessee Surgical Services. We are pleased to be given the opportunity to serve your surgical needs. If at anytime you feel that you need additional information, to speak with Dr. Allen, or that we are not meeting your expectations, please immediately contact our Office Manager and we will do everything in our power to increase your level of patient satisfaction. 

Thank you, again, for choosing Southern Tennessee Surgical Services.

Dr. Burgess' Office (931) 363-8055-Pulaski   or (931)792-2332-Lawrenceburg

Dr. Khan's Office (931) 967-8111

Our Insurance Provider Network

Please check the list below for the insurance plans that participate with Mid State Surgical Specialist.  If you want to verify coverage, have questions regarding out of pocket expenses, or if you do not see you plan, we recommend that you call your insurance carrier or your employee benefits program for more information.

Provider Name

  • Aetna

  • Americhoice

  • Amerigroup

  • Americhoice Secure PLUS

  • BCBC – all states

  • Cigna

  • Humana

  • Medicare

  • TennCare Select

  • Tricare Prime

  • Tricare Standard

  • ChampVA

  • Well Care (formerly Windsor Health)

  • United HealthCare

Patients may contact their carriers for specific benefit information or for further information, please call Patient Financial Services at (931) 363-9308 

About Your Visit 

To make the most of your visit, follow these helpful tips:

Write it down before you arrive:

Write down any questions you may have prior to your visit. There are no bad questions when it comes to your health, so ask away.

Gather your information:

As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you/are taking, including names and the doses. For complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and include evaluations from other physicians.

Bring someone with you:

It's helpful to have an extra set of hands and ears when hearing new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointment. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.

Arrive early:

Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process. 

Delays do happen, so be prepared. Bring a favorite book or your iPad to help make the time go by more quickly.

If you have to wait for your doctor because of an unexpected emergency or on a very busy day, remember that you will receive the same immediate care if you're in a similar situation.

Make the most of your appointment:

Healthcare based conversation can be confusing at first. Please ask questions while meeting with your doctor. 

Please do not be embarrassed during the conversation. Not asking a question is not making the most of your consultation.

Ask our surgeons to repeat their instructions if you did not understand his plan for your care.

Request all letters or medical necessities that you may need before you leave the office. 

After the appointment:

As soon as you're done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit; also write down any other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic's nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line. 

When possible, make your follow-up appointment before you leave and write down new appointment dates.

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