Additional Information

 

Appointments are available from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, Our office is closed on Holidays

Appointments may be scheduled by calling the office at (239)574-4600.

Cape Coral ENT Center treats adults ages eighteen and over.

We accept most insurances.  Specialist Office Visit copays, coinsurance or deductibles will be collected at the time of service.

Our office is happy to accept self pay patients.  We offer an affordable rate, however, Payment is due at the time of service by Cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit.

 

What you can expect at your appointment

  • New patients are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time even if forms have been previously submitted. This is due to insurance verification issues.
  • You may turn in your new patient forms at check-in,  verify that they were received electronically, or fill them out at the time of arrival.
  • Provide your current health insurance cards, photo ID, and list of medications to the receptionist.
  • In the examination room the nurse will obtain a brief verbal medical history. Dr. Wingert or Mr Michael Gregg will then discuss your problem in greater detail and perform an appropriate examination.
  • For patients with long standing nasal/sinus or throat problems, evaluation  typically includes a fibreoptic endoscopic examination of the affected area. In order to facilitate your examination, we ask your permission to spray your nose with a decongestant  and a topical anesthetic spray (Lidocaine). This will anesthetize the lining of your nose. The endoscopic examination yields useful additional information regarding the nature and extent of disease present in otherwise difficult or impossible to examine areas. The CT and MRI scans give complimentary information but they do not replace the value of an endoscopic examination.

We accept most insurances

  • We accept most insurances. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MEDICAID.

Here are a few of the insurances we accept:

  • Medicare
  • AARP – Medicare complete
  • AETNA – Medicare
  • BCBS – Medicare
  • UHC – Medicare
  • Humana Gold – HMO Medicare
  • Humana PPO
  • Freedom Health – Medicare

Non-Medicare Plans

  • AETNA
  • BCBS
  • CIGNA
  • Humana PPO & EPO
  • UHC
  • Web TPA

Are we on time for appointments?

We make every effort to be timely with your scheduled appointment. When we do occasionally run behind we do ask your understanding.  We DO NOT overbook our schedule. To help us do our best, please call us if you are running late or if you can not keep your appointment.

We require 24 hour notice on cancellations.

Your Test Results

If medical tests are ordered for you (eg. sinus culture, CT scan, blood work) and you have not heard the results within one week, please call our office to obtain your results unless you have a follow-up appointment at which time you will be given your results. You may reach us during our regular business hours between 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

Physician Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wingert and his physician assistant provide office evaluation and care of general ear, nose and throat problems. Dr. Wingert performs office surgeries only.  Dr. Wingert no longer offers ANY hospital surgeries or services.

Treatment of Facial Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is estimated that over 1 million new cases occur annually. The rates of all forms of skin cancer are increasing each year, representing a growing  concern. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. Dr. Wingert routinely sees facial skin cancers and lesions. If you have any areas of concern in the head and neck area, certainly address these issues with Dr. Wingert or Mr Mike Gregg.