Questions to Ask Your Doctor at our Boise ENT Clinic
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At Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus, we pride ourselves on being an approachable source of information for our patients, doctors, and other licensed medical providers who refer patients to us. If the question you have is not listed below, please call (208) 593-4484 and Dr. Peter Killian’s dedicated team at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center will assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What insurance plans does Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus accept?
Dr. Peter Killian and Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center accept nearly all insurance plans.

Will Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center treat patients with no insurance?
The team at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center will work with patients who need ENT, nasal and sinus care and have no insurance plans. The experienced billing coordinator will work with you to address your financial concerns so you receive the medical care you need.

What is the difference between an Otolaryngologist and a Rhinologist?
We use these terms a lot on our site. “Otolaryngologist” is the formal term for an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician. A “Rhinologist” is a board-certified Otolaryngologist who has successfully completed fellowship training in the field of rhinology and skull-based surgery. A Rhinologist focuses on the diagnosis and management of disease of the nose, paranasal sinuses, skull base, and orbit and has expertise in endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Killian is an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and a Rhinologist. He successfully completed a fellowship training in the field of rhinology and skull base surgery. To achieve this distinction, a Rhinologist must be selected for an additional sixth year of advanced specialized training beyond what is required for an Otolaryngologist or general ENT physician. You can learn more about Dr. Killian’s qualifications here.

When should I see an ENT physician for my ear, nose, and throat symptoms?
An ENT may be an appropriate physician to talk to for concerns regarding disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, neck, which includes growths and infections.

Deciding when to go to the doctor is a personal decision. Much of it depends on two factors:

 
  • How quickly and severely did your symptoms appear?
  • How much do they impact your daily life?

For example, if you experience a severe sinus headache or severe sinus pain that lasts several days and you are not able to have a quality lifestyle, it’s worth seeing Dr. Killian to diagnose and treat the sinus problem. If you have sudden changes like loss of taste, a severe sore throat that persists for a week, or constant nasal congestion, call Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center for an appointment. Any ENT problem that suddenly or markedly changes your ability to enjoy life should be medically addressed. You don’t need to suffer unnecessarily and you are likely to benefit from early care.

Please Note: As is always the case, if you feel your symptoms are severe and you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.

If I am established with an ENT doctor and want to have my care transferred to Dr. Killian at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center, what I do?
Complete a Medical Request Form and request the ENT doctor transfer your medical records to Dr. Killian.

Do I need a referral before I can be seen at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center?
Many insurance companies will require a referral from your referring provider before an appointment is made with Dr. Killian. Failure to obtain a referral can mean the  insurance company denies cost of the nasal and sinus care provided by Dr. Killian and you may be responsible for the cost of treatment. However, you can call the staff at Treasure Valley Nasal and Since Center for assistance in obtaining a referral. If you do not know if a referral is required, you can also contact your insurance company before confirming an appointment with Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center.

 
  • If you are a referring provider  If you would like to make a referral for a patient to be seen at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center, please fax the medical records to 208-593-4491. Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center staff will contact the patient directly to set up an appointment with Dr. Killian for nasal and sinus treatment. After diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Killian will provide the referring provider a consultation report.
  • If you are a patient  Please check with your referring provider to make sure that a referral has been made to Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center. Make a quick call to Dr. Peter Killian’s experienced staff at (208) 593-4484 for assistance in verifying that a referral has been received and authorized by your insurance company. 

What should I bring to my first appointment?
  • Print and complete the patient packet if you did not receive it by mail
  • Arrive 30 minutes early if this is your first appointment with Dr. Peter Killian at Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center
  • For subsequent visits, arrive 15 minutes early
  • Insurance Card(s)
  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Medication list
  • Mask
  • Any X-Ray, CT scans, MRI scans, etc., that may have been completed by another doctor. If at all possible, please bring this imaging on a disk, not just the written report from the radiologist.

What should I expect from my first appointment?
You can expect the following from your appointment:
  • Until Further Notice Please expect to answer COVID-19 screening questions and receive a temperature check when you arrive at your appointment. If there is reason to believe you have COVID-19, your appointment may be rescheduled.
  • Please call the Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center staff if:
  • anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days:
    • you have been around someone in the last 14 days that has been exposed or tested positive to COVID.
    • new onset sore throat, cough, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste, nausea and vomiting, fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Your first appointment will be longer than subsequent appointments. This allows Dr. Peter Killian to obtain medical history related to your ear, nose, throat, nasal and sinus discomfort, perform an examination, and thoroughly address your ENT questions and concerns.
  • In your first visit, Dr. Killian will also provide you with a treatment plan to a resolve your ENT, nasal and sinus symptoms.


How do I pay my bill?
See our Pay Online page to handle payments online.

How can I access records and notes after my appointments?
Treasure Valley Nasal and Sinus Center uses a Patient Portal that allows you access to medical record information. If you have trouble accessing the Portal through our site, please call (208) 593-4484 for assistance.