FAQs

Attention:
During winter months, it is important to provide you with information regarding closure due to inclement weather. Please understand that we are very sensitive to your needs; however, safety is always our primary consideration during challenging weather situations.  In the event that the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) closes for reasons of inclement weather, this facility will also close and the person that scheduled your procedure will contact you to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Should I stop any of my medication prior to my procedure?
You should always provide your physician with a complete list of your medication(s) and MAKE CERTAIN that he/she is aware of any antiplatelets/anticoagulants that you  may take on a regular basis (this includes, but may not be limited to: Aggrenox, Aspirin, Brilinta, Coumadin, Effient, Eliquis, Plavix, Pletal, Pradaxa, Ticlid, Xarelto) so that he/she can provide you with proper medical advice regarding holding or continuing these medications prior to your scheduled procedure(s).

You should also let your doctor know if you take NSAID’s or other Aspirin products on a regular basis and follow his/her instructions as well (this includes, but may not be limited to: Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin and certain medications prescribed for arthritis).

If you take Iron supplements, please also discuss this with your physician.

If you take medication for the management of diabetes, please consult with the physician who manages your diabetes regarding any modifications of your diabetic medication(s), as he/she may want to adjust how muchmedication you take during thie preparation for this exam.

What foods am supposed to avoid 2 days prior to the procedure?

It is important that you stop eating high roughage foods such as lettuce, beans, cabbage, corn as well as any high fiber foods including whole wheat bread. If you take fiber laxatives, you must also stop taking them 2 days prior to your procedure.

What foods are ok to eat?

It is ok to eat meat, potatoes, pastas, fruits, and white breads.

I know I am supposed to begin a clear liquid diet at breakfast on the day prior to the procedure, what is considered a clear liquid?
Clear liquids include all of the following:

  • Strained fruit juices (without the pulp)
  • Water
  • Clear broth or bouillon
  • Coffee or tea (without milk or non-dairy creamer)
  • Gatorade
  • Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks
  • Kool-aid or other fruit flavored drinks
  • Plain jello (without fruit or toppings)
  • Ice popsicles
  • No red or purple fluids or liquids
  • No milk products or solids

Where is ADC Endoscopy Specialists located?
Our physical address is #1 Care Circle Drive. Our facility is located inside Legacy Squares office park off of Amarillo Boulevard West between Coulter & Soncy.

Will ADC Endoscopy Specialists accept my insurance?

We do participate in and accept most insurance plans. There may be some tests or services that your physician orders which are not covered by your insurance. In this instance, our staff will do their best to notify you in advance of the test or service being performed. We highly recommend you contact your insurance company and be up-to-date on your coverage plan. We too, are concerned over the rising cost of health care; and in an effort to assist you; we will file insurance claims on your behalf. However, you will be expected to pay any co-pay or deductible amounts at the time services are performed.

Is a referral needed to see a physician or have a procedure at ADC Endoscopy Specialists?
Some insurance plans do not require a patient to obtain a referral from their primary care physician for certain procedures; however, others do. You should check with you insurance company or the office that scheduled your procedure to see if a referral is needed. It is the responsibility of the patient to obtain all necessary referrals.

Can I call and speak directly with my doctor?

It is not always feasible to speak directly to your physician when you call the Clinic. Your call is very important to us and will be returned by your physician’s nurse as soon as possible.

Why did it take so long for my return my phone call?

It is very important that your doctor’s nurse have all of the information necessary to return your phone call. This information could be lab results, X-ray and/or other diagnostic test results and your patient records. It takes a reasonable amount of time for this information to be gathered properly in order to better serve you or your family member.

If I have an emergency, what should I do?
In an emergency, you should go to the emergency room in order that immediate care can be delivered. ADC Endoscopy Specialists is not an emergency treatment facility, and you should never come to ADC Endoscopy Specialists for urgent or emergency care. At your request, your physician will be notified of your condition and reason for emergency care by the emergency room staff.

How long will I be at ADC Endoscopy Specialists?
You will typically be at our facility for 2-3 hours from start to finish. Please understand that your procedure time is "tentative" and that although we strive to do our best to be on time, unless you are the first procedure of the day for your physician then you are "to follow" other cases which could possibly cause a delay in your procedure time due to the needs of the patients scheduled ahead of you.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • An ADULT driver that is at least 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER that must remain in the facility during your procedure(s)
  • A list of your current medications, dosage and strength
  • A current insurance card and drivers license
  • An insurance referral, if applicable (when seeing a specialist, some insurance companies do require a patient to obtain a referral from their primary care doctor)
  • Verify with your referring doctor that medical records and/or X-rays have been sent to our Clinic prior to your appointment.
  • Please notify us as early as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment
  • Any paperwork that your physician gave you to fill out and bring with you to your appointment