At The Country Doctor same day and next day
appointments are available to most patients from these
In Network for St. Elizabeth's Hospital Aetna
Blue Cross PPO, including BCE
Blue Choice Preferred PPO, the BCBSIL exchange product
(NOT THE HMO )
- Blue Cross
PPO of Missouri, including for employees of Dierbergs,
Shop & Save, & Schnucks)
HMO/PPO including Cigna Great West
- (including in network for Memorial
- Coventry/Foreign Service/Personal
- (NOT the
Coventry Carelink through the Health Exchange with
another dr's name on the card)
Health, including mailhandlers and CCN
PPO and others. (not Advantra)
- Great West
PPO and HMO
- (some Healthalliance, if the Healthlink
symbol is on the card)
- Humana (does not allow Memorial Hosp.
- Land of Lincoln through PHCS
Medicare Railroad, and some Medicare PPOs
- (NOT Medicare Complete HMO,
NOT Advantra, and Not Essence)
- Medicare Complete PPO is accepted (not
- Meritain, including the CMR
(Private Healthcare Systems)
- Railroad Medicare
reserve select, standard, and Tricare for Life as a
Medicare supplement (in network)
Health Care/Golden Rule/UMR/UHC Choice+
- Out of
network for Medicaid, Harmony HMO, Meridian HMO, Illinois
All Kids, and Healthconnect.
- If your
insurance plan is not listed, you have another doctor's
name on the insurance card, or you have insurance that
has expired, then you may be a self paying patient,
meaning you will pay the full visit fee at the time of
the visit. For the in network plans, the Country Doctor
will file a claim for each patient. Self paying patients
and accident patients will need to pay cash or credit
card for any visit costs at the time of each visit. Third
party insurance is not accepted for accidents, with the
exception of limited workers compensation on a patient by
note two phone lines exist for appointments on weekdays.
From 8-noon you can call 277-3197 or 277-3214 for
appointments and general questions. After noon on
weekdays, 277-3197 is the contact method for appointments
and general questions. Messages are accepted at 277-3197
Monday-Saturday and will be returned during regular
visit our RECORDS
REQUEST & NEW PATIENT FORMS for our new patient forms and
old records request form. You are a new patient if you have
never be seen in the office for a visit or if you have not
been to an office visit within the last three
Having an insurance
card does not guarantee coverage of your care. Patients must
verify that each insurance plan is active by calling their
appropriate insurance company. New patients are patients who
have never seen Dr. David Mitchell or who have not been seen
for at least three years.
Please note that 98%
of our patients are high-quality patients. To the less than
2% who attempt not to pay their bills, this payment policy
has been created.
- Payment is due at
the time of the office visit for copayments, deductibles,
and Self Paying Patients.
- Cash is the
preferred method of payment
- Checks are the
second preferred method of payment. If you write a check
with insufficient funds, future visits will need to be
paid by cash, credit card, debit card or money order.
There is a returned check fee.
- Mastercard, Visa,
Discover, and American Express are acceptable forms of
payment, with a due convenience fee.
- If you do not show
up to a visit, you may be charged at least a $30 no show
fee, which is why the no show rate is less than 1%.
- In the event that
part of a missed copay, percentage copay, or deductible
is billed, the amount must be paid within two weeks of
the billed date. If the due bill is not paid within two
weeks of the the billed date or if the fee is billed
twice, a billing fee may be assessed.
- If a new or
established patient attempts not to pay the copayment at
the time of appointment, the patient may or may not be
The amount a physician
can charge for copying medical records in the state of
Illinois is regulated by Illinois General Assembly. The
Country Doctor, Ltd. follows the fee schedule established by
Patients must be seen
in the office for medications and paperwork. There may be a
fee for paperwork completion.
*Clicking one time on any of the links will take you
to the referenced web page.
- The Country Doctor, Ltd.
- 2310 Country Road
- Shiloh, IL 62221-2570
- Voice (618) 277-3197
- Exchange (618) 277-3214
The Country Doctor
Website created by Dr. David Mitchell on his home-built, Power Macintosh Computer