Johnson Audiology sets the bar high for patient care

Johnson Audiology sets the bar high for patient care

August 27th, 2015 in Health Experts
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How would you like to call a doctor's office and be greeted with a friendly voice instead of a recording?  

The caring staff at Johnson Audiology is here to assist you. (l to r) Keran McCulloch, Patient Care Coordinator, Courtney Guthrie, Au.D., Susan Porter, Au.D., Megan Johnson, Au.D., Anna Wade, Au.D., and Monica Daum, Patient Care Coordinator.

The caring staff at Johnson Audiology is here...

From the time patients make the first phone call to the time they set foot in the office for an appointment, the doctors and staff of Johnson Audiology work to provide first-class customer service. 

Patient care coordinators Monica and Keran take great pride in being the first point of contact. "I make it my goal to be friendly and make sure [patients] are comfortable when they come in," she said. Monica works with patients on scheduling appointments, troubleshooting hearing aid problems, making minor in-office repairs and coordinating initial insurance and billing processes. She also makes it a point to see that patients are relaxed while in the office.

Our Audiologists allow plenty of time for each individual patient. "We want to listen to our patient and find out what they do daily and what activities they enjoy," said Dr. Megan Johnson.  "We want to get to know them as a person, not just fix their hearing issues."

"The more we know about a patient and their lifestyle, the better we can service them and match a hearing device that will truly meet their needs," she added. "You can have two people with the same amount of hearing loss, but they will require different features because they have different lifestyles. 

Are they still in the workforce? Do they eat in restaurants often?

These are the questions we ask, as they all produce different hearing situations and we want to select the best device for the individual."

Keran McCulloch (l) and Monica Daum (r) set up an appointment for a patient.

Keran McCulloch (l) and Monica Daum (r) set...

"Counseling is also a large focus at Johnson Audiology," said Dr. Johnson. "We encourage patients and their family members to ask questions to learn about hearing loss and the effects of untreated hearing loss."

During the initial evaluation, fitting and follow up appointments, Monica and Keran schedule ample time for the audiologist and patient to discuss hearing aids, technology, helpful tips for family members, continued difficulties, etc.

The audiologist guides each patient through the use and care of hearing aids, what to expect with amplification and how to implement hearing aid(s) into their daily life.

"The continuous support and service matters as much as the products," Dr. Johnson said. "We want to educate our patients and keep them informed as technology improves.

Follow-up care is a critical part of the amplification process."

After the initial diagnostic evaluation, treatment for hearing loss begins with a one-hour fitting that includes programming the hearing aids to the individual's hearing loss and educating the patient about proper care for the device. Subsequently, patients can expect a two-week and a four-week follow-up with recommended six-month checkups thereafter.

"We want to see our patients regularly to be sure they are using their hearing aid optimally and that they are truly satisfied," Dr. Johnson said.

"We'll do whatever we can to accommodate our patients."

Noteworthy:

"The more we know about a patient and their lifestyle, the better we can service them and match a hearing device that will truly meet their needs," Dr. Megan Johnson, Johnson Audiology

MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about the services offered at Johnson Audiology, visit johnsonaudiology.com. To set up an appointment, use the contact form on the website or call the office's 1618 Gunbarrel Road location at 423-933-3623 or its 105 W. Main St., Cartersville, GA location at 770-334-3062.