Things to Know Before Your Appointment

Please bring your New Patient Paperwork to your appointment along with your photo ID and Insurance Cards. You may also visit our website at if you did not receive your paperwork in the mail.

Remember any copay and deductible that you may owe, will be collected at the visit.

We want to keep our patients and families safe and ensure the ability to meet each and every need during COVID19 and beyond.


  • Contact our office at (205) 752-0694, if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, are awaiting COVID test results, or to your knowledge have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive or waiting on results. We may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Facemasks or Face Coverings are still required upon entrance of the DCH Medical Tower
  • We are requesting only one visitor to accompany the patient, if needed.

Billing and Insurance

Billing: Statements for our services are mailed monthly. Questions regarding your statement should be directed to our business office staff, either by coming to our office or by calling our business office at 205-752-0694.

Insurance: You will be responsible for any co-pay, deductible and non-covered services. Co-pays are due at the time of service. We accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

We accept assignment on most insurance companies and participate with the following payers:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama PMD
Medicare, Medicaid, Champus
Phifer Wire, UMWA, AETNA
United Healthcare, Guidstar
Medicare Advantage products (such as Blue Advantage)
And most other insurance companies

Should you have financial problems that result in a payment delay, please contact us. We won’t know you are having problems unless you tell us. We will make every effort to work out an acceptable payment plan.



Appointments are scheduled during normal business hours, 8 am to 5 pm - Monday thru Friday. Our automated appointment reminder system will call to remind you of your upcoming appointments and you’ll also receive a text message as well.

Need to cancel or reschedule your appointment?:

Call Cardiology Consultants at (205) 752-0694 during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reminder there is a $40.00 No Show fee for established patients who do not cancel within 48 hours of scheduled appointment. A $50.00 No Show fee for New Patients or test/procedures who do not cancel within 48 hours of scheduled appointment.


Prescription Policy

We prefer to refill your medications at the time of your office visit and will provide enough to last until your next office visit. Please bring your medicine bottles and/or a detailed list of your current medications with you to each appointment. Refill requests are handled during normal office hours only. Call you pharmacy if you need a refill; your pharmacist is in the best position to safely and accurately coordinate the request with our staff. Your prescription will be sent in electronically within 24 hours. Please try to anticipate your need for prescription refills, as we do not call-in medications over the weekends. We understand the high costs of medication prescriptions and we will try to provide alternative options when necessary. Samples of prescribed medications are occasionally available and are distributed as per your doctor’s instructions.

Calling Our Office

During Office Hours - Urgent Problems: If you develop an urgent problem other than an emergency, please call our office Monday to Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Your cardiologist will review your problem and medical record. A nurse will call you back with your physician’s instructions. After hours, your urgent calls will be forwarded to our cardiologist on call.

After Office Hours - Emergencies: If you develop an emergency problem, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room or dial 911. In the Tuscaloosa area, use DCH Regional Medical Center Emergency Department. Identify yourself as one of our patients and request that the Emergency Department physician evaluate your problem and begin any needed emergency treatment. The Emergency department physician will contact our cardiologist on call for any needed help in your care.


OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:00 - 5:00 (Sometimes we close early on Friday afternoons)

Have you checked out our WEBSITE?

PATIENT PORTAL: Have you visited and joined our PATIENT PORTAL. Our patient portal is accessed via our website at, and on our home page you just click the patient portal link and that will walk you thru the very easy processes of requesting and setting up your very own login to access your medical record information.

Have you experienced our digital wall mounts and tablets in each exam room - state of the art digital access to the cardiac diagnoses and procedures managed and performed at Cardiology Consultants, PC, the Hospital Cath Lab and our new OBL-Peripheral Vascular Suite (Suite 608).

Our Practice also has a Nuclear Cardiology Department, an Echocardiography Department and a Device Department. We are extremely proud to say that we're IAC Accredited in Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Testing and Echocardiography.

Our Physicians are Boarded in: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional, Nuclear Cardiology Medicine, Echocardiography, Electrophysiology.

Should you need a routine prescription refill or need to talk to us about an appointment, please contact us during regular working hours-please do not contact our answering service after hours unless you have an urgent situation.

We Added a Peripheral Vascular Suite on the 6th floor (Suite 608) where we do our "leg" procedures for Peripheral Vascular Disease. Nice & Quiet Environment. In our Suite 400 - Dr. Carraway also does vein procedures for venous insufficiency and the Cardiologists also perform Loop insertions to identify irregular heart rhythms.

Cardiology Consultants, P.C. now requires payment for the completion of some
forms patients ask us to complete on their behalf. Below is a list of the forms we
generally receive along with the cost for completion. The patient's section of each
form MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED AND DATED, along with the appropriate
signed authorization before CCPC will complete the physician section. Payment is
required prior to releasing the form. We accept CASH or CREDIT only for these

FMLA -Family Medical Leave Act $25
LTD - Long term disability $15
STD - Short term disability $10
Handicapped Parking Application $5
Fitness for Duty - Return to Work $5
Functional Capacity (re: disability) $15
Department of Public Safety (Medical Examination Report) $10
IHD - Ischemic Heart Disease (VA Form) $10
Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and
Attendance (VA Form) $15
Heart Conditions (Including Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Heart Disease,
Arrhythmias, Valvular Disease and Cardiac Surgery) Disability Benefits
Questionnaire (VA Form - 7 pages) $35
Verification of Medical Expenses (re: housing) $5
State of Alabama DHR (re: child support, food stamps, etc.) $5
State of Alabama Unemployment Compensation $5
Effective June 1, 2016