To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barnett, records will need to be forwarded to our office from a referring physician (even if your insurance does not require this). Once the records (diagnostic reports, office notes, insurance and contact information) are received, our office will contact you to schedule your appointment.
For established patients, please call or use the Patient Portal.
Please have your health and insurance information available to answer any questions our staff may have regarding the appointment.
If your insurance requires a referral, it is very important for you to secure the referral before calling to schedule an appointment. This applies especially to HMO plans. The referral must be obtained prior to scheduling an appointment.
If you are a workers compensation patient, please make sure you have cleared your visit with your adjuster and they have communicated with our office to ensure your appointment is secure. Written verification and authorization must be received by our office in order to secure an appointment.
Barnett Neurosurgery, PC is an Emory Health Network affiliate and accepts the following insurance plans:
AARP Medicare, Aetna, Alliant, BCBS/Athem, Cigna, Cigna Healthspring, First Health PPO, Galaxy Health Network, HealthOne, Humana, Medicare, PHCS, Tricare, and
The Day of Your Appointment
Please remember to return the new patient information packet (completed prior to your office visit), and bring your insurance card, a valid ID, and any relevant medical records (MRIs, CTs, etc.). Not having these items at the time of your appointment will result in your appointment being rescheduled.
Patients are strongly encouraged to plan ahead - Please do NOT wait until your medication has almost run out before contacting our office for a refill.
All prescription requests should be called into the patient's pharmacy during normal business hours - the pharmacy will then contact our office for authorization regarding the refill.
When requesting a refill, you must include ALL of the information for each prescription:
Name of the medication
Number of times a day taken
Pharmacy name, location, and phone number
Please allow 72 business hours for your request to be reviewed as our staff needs sufficient time to review your request for a refill and to process it properly. We ask that requests for medication be placed by 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday - refills will not be taken during weekends or holidays.
If it has been more than three months since your last visit, we may be unable to refill your prescription. In this situation, please contact your primary care physician for a refill of your medications.
Certain medications cannot be phoned into your pharmacy and require a handwritten or electronic prescription. Please use only one pharmacy for refills of your pain medications. Please do not seek pain medication from any other physician unless approved by our clinical staff. Lost narcotic prescriptions will not be replaced until the expected renewal date. Medications will not be refilled early.