Questions Patients Ask Us

Do you have a wait-list?  Yes,  but being on the wait list will not necessarily guarantee an earlier  appointment. When a slot opens up due to a cancellation, we contact  patients on the wait list to see if they wish to move up their appointment to the earlier time slot.

How do I obtain prescription refills?  Your  pharmacy may request refills from our office. If there  is an issue with refill please notify us.

What do I need to bring on my first appointment?  You  should bring a photo ID, your current insurance membership card, a  referral, or authorization number (if required for the visit), a current  listing of medications, any current or relevant film/scans and their  interpretation reports, as well as relevant prior medical/surgical  records, if available.  If the chief complaint involves cognitive or  memory issues, we advise you to be accompanied by a family member or  caregiver who can assist the physician with background information on  your condition.  You should plan on arriving 15 minutes ahead of the  time.  You will be asked to complete paperwork to include a medical history form (including a complete list of your medicines),  certain financial forms, and HIPAA paperwork.  Insurance rules for payment require the  completion of these forms.

What if I have a medical issue or a prescription refill and my Neurologist is out of the office?  Please contact your primary care physician. If you have a medical emergency, contact 911 as soon as possible.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?  We have a late cancellation/missed appointment policy.  If you have to  cancel or re-schedule an appointment, you should call our main number  (401-722-7300) during regular business hours. We ask that you give us a  minimum of 24 hours or one business day notice if you need to cancel or  reschedule your appointment.  We have a no-show fee, which is not  covered by insurance.

What information do I need to make my appointment?  You  should have in hand your referral (if your insurance requires one) and a  complete description of exactly what service you need i.e.,  consultation versus testing. You will be asked the chief complaint or  the reason for the visit as well as the name of your referring physician  and your insurance information. You will need to provide us demographic  information, such as name, address, social security number and a day  time phone number where we can call you (or a care-giver) during the day  time. If your treatment is related to an automobile accident, you will  need to provide the name and address of the PIP carrier, the claim  number, the date of accident, and the claims adjustor's name and phone  number.

What insurance plans do you take?  Most major plans in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut area.

What languages, other than English, are spoken within your practice?  We have access to interpreter services if needed. Please notify office staff if you do not speak English.

What tests or services are offered by Dr Gasper?   

Electromyography (EMG)
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Chemodenervation with botulinum toxin (BOTOX)
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

What will I have to pay at my first appointment? What form of payment do you accept?  We  collect all co-pays and outstanding deductibles at the time of service.  We accept cash, checks (no second party checks) and credit cards.

What's going to happen during the initial appointment and how long is the appointment going to take?  The  consultation visit with the neurologist (if no additional testing is  involved) should last 30-60 minutes, on average.  This depends on your  chief medical complaint, as well as the complexity of your medical  history and other factors.  The actual length of the visit will vary  patient by patient.  The neurologist will review your chief complaint,  past medical history, family and social history, current listing of  medications and allergies.  He/she will give you a physical exam,  including a specific neurological exam.  At the conclusion of the visit,  the physician may request certain lab or other diagnostic tests to  identify or rule out certain diagnoses.  Initial prescriptions or sample  medications may be provided.  A follow up visit may be scheduled to  review lab and/or test results with you.

With which hospitals is Dr Gasper affiliated?
The Miriam Hospital
Kent Hospital

Roger Williams Medical Center