Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Columbia, MO

This page provides you with practical information about our practice. It includes descriptions of our office location, including a map and directions, hours, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing policies.

Susie Early, MD, PC
303 N. Keene Street, Suite 401
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-6984

Office Hours

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08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Closed
Closed

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Appointments

Please call our Columbia office at 573-874-6984 to schedule an appointment.  Our office schedules appointments based on patient need and physician availability.  We will do our best to coordinate any needed tests with your office visit.

We ask that you notify our office at least 24 hours in advance if you will be unable to keep a schedule appointment.

Insurance

Our office accepts a variety of HMOs, PPOs, and other health plans. Please call our office to verify acceptance of your insurance carrier.

Accepted Insurance Carriers

Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Essence Standard/Enhanced
First Health
GHP Select PPO
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MultiPlan PPO
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
Aetna HMO/Open Access
Aetna POS/PPO/Choice
Coventry ASO
Coventry HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Preferred HMO/POS

We participate with most insurance companies. Above is a list of our current contracted companies; however, contracts are subject to change.  Please call our office to verify participation.

Facilities and Equipment

We are able to provide a variety of ENT services in our office -  rigid and flexible endoscopy, excisional biopsy procedures with local anesthesia, otomicroscopy (microscope to examine the ear) and a full spectrum of audiology services (hearing tests, custom molds, and hearing aids). 

Our office is located in a beautiful and modern building and the main lobby has Red Bric Café which offers beverages, snacks and sandwiches.  

Billing Policies

Payment Options

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover) as forms of payment

Health Insurance

It is your responsibility to present all insurance cards in which you are active at the time of service. In the event you fail to notify us about other health insurance, or changes to your insurance, you will be personally responsible for the fees incurred for that date of service. If insurance coverage cannot be verified at the time of your visit, or if you do not have health insurance coverage, you will be responsible for charges incurred at the visit.

Referral or Authorization

Your insurance coverage is a contract between you and the insurance company and as such, you are responsible for obtaining necessary referrals and following plan guidelines and practices. If a referral is required for your policy and this is not received by our office at the time of your appointment, we will be forced to reschedule your appointment.

Co-pay and Deductibles

Co-payments are collected at the time you check-in for your appointment. We will file bills with your insurance in a timely fashion. With most insurance plans, there is a portion of fees that are the patient’s responsibility and this portion is sometimes greater for Dr. Early because she is a specialist.

Divorce and Guardianship

The office of Susie Early, M.D.  P.C. understands that some blended family situations are complicated; however, we cannot, and will not become entangled with various arrangements set forth in Divorce Decrees and the like. Therefore, payment for any and all services rendered will be expected from the guardian who escorts the patient to their appointments.