Your Visit

This information should help you prepare for your visit. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions to see answers to common questions regarding your visit, or the Locations page to get maps and information about specific locations. As always, you can contact us with any questions you may have.


Our physicians see patients by appointment Monday through Friday. Appointments may be scheduled by calling our offices.

Drs. Cassell, Jones, Studdard, & Ewaleifoh

Dr. Middleton

Drs. Rappai, Cannon, Westbrook, & Magee

Please bring your recent chest x-rays, CT scans, lab work, medical records pertaining to pulmonary problems and medications. Should you need a return appointment, you can make it at the time of your visit, or you may call us so that we may schedule a time that is convenient for you and the physician.

We do everything possible to see you on schedule so that your valuable time is not wasted. However, emergencies do arise sometimes causing unexpected delays.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so we may give your appointment to another patient.


On your initial visit, please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork (Click here to see what forms you can fill out before you arrive).


We will file all insurance claims for patients; however, the patient is responsible for payment of the deductible and copayment at the time of service. We are aware that illness is sometimes accompanied by financial difficulties and we will work with our patients who are experiencing these difficulties. Arrangements may be made after considerations of individual circumstances. However, you must make formal arrangements with our office before services are rendered. Once again, we will work with you regarding balances on your account, but ultimately, you are responsible for your bills as insurance coverage is a contract between you and your carrier.

Charges are based on the nature of your illness, and payment is due at the time of service.

For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment.

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Debit Cards
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

We accept most major medical insurance plans and Medicare. We are also participating providers with Medicaid as a secondary coverage with Medicare. For billing and insrance inquiries, please call 601-366-8052.


We presently accept the following PPO plans:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Corvel
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Mississippi Health Partners
  • Mississippi Physical Care Network
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Network