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Specialty and Type of Practice

Montgomery Pulmonary Consultants, P.A. includes Fred D. Hunker, M.D., David R. Thrasher, M.D., William P. Saliski, Jr. D.O., Gaeton D. Lorino, M.D., Lisa J. Williams, M.D. and S. Allen Ensminger, M.D., all certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialty of Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Pulmonary Medicine. We limit our practice to diseases involving the lungs and sleep disorders. We are not primary care physicians and see patients only after being seen by their primary care physician. After evaluation and recommendations for treatments are made you will be referred back to your primary care physician. We do not see patients below the age of 13 for pulmonary problems. These patients are generally referred either to a pediatrician or to the Pediatric Chest Specialists at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Appointments and Office Location

Our office is located at 1440 Narrow Lane Parkway. Patients are seen by appointment only. The majority of our practice involves hospitalized patients so our office hours are limited. Sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control, our schedule runs late. If this occurs the staff will keep you informed and have you seen as soon as possible. If you cannot keep an appointment please notify us as soon as possible. This courtesy on your part makes it possible to give the appointment to another patient who is ill.

Emergencies

If you have an emergency, please call Jackson Hospital at 293-8000. The operator can reach the doctor on call. The physician on call will not have access to your medical records and will generally respond only to urgent or emergent problems. We will sometimes suggest that the primary care physician be contacted.

Prescription Refills

Prescription refill requests should be called in to the office between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Please provide the name and phone number of your pharmacy. Refills are handled only during office hours.

Fees, Billing and Insurance

All physicians in the group participate in Medicare, United Healthcare, Viva, Tricare and the Blue Cross PMD program. We also accept assignment for Medicaid patients. The patient is responsible for his/her deductible and the 20% co-payment assigned by Medicare. Insurance co-pays are due at the time of service. If you are covered by any other insurance or HMO, PPO, etc., please contact your insurance company prior to your visit here to make sure your insurance company has authorized your visit.