About the Physician ...
James C. Wasson, MD was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. He graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Hospital affiliations include Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Wasson has experience practicing for a hospital and also for a group practice. However, since being in private practice in Nazareth for over 25 years he has shown commitment, compassion and respect to all of his patients, while providing personalized healthcare. Dr. Wasson was the Nazareth Area School District Physician for many years. As of July 2019, Dr. Wasson joined Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley (MATLV), a group of other independent physicians.
About the Practice ...
The office is open Monday thru Friday at 8:00 am for the scheduling of appointments and to answer any of your questions or concerns. Your health and wellness is the #1 priority of this office. We will assist you in setting up follow up appointments, scheduling procedures, and the scheduling of appointments with specialists.
Please refer to your insurance plan manual for your referral policy. Referrals to specialists for new patients will be authorized only after an initial visit. We require one week for the processing of referrals for routine visits. Emergency referrals will be done on a case by case basis. Most insurances participate with electronic submission. Once completed, your referral will be able to be accessed by your specialist via their secure electronic access.
Refills will be done during our regular office hours. Please allow 24-48 hour prior to going to pharmacy. If you are leaving a message on our automated phone system, make sure you leave your name, phone number, prescription, and your pharmacy name and location. Prescription refills are determined by the physician. Depending on the prescription, if too much time has elapsed from your last appointment we will ask you to come in for a visit in order for the prescription to be refilled.
Dr. Wasson usually takes after-hour and emergency calls by himself. Referrals, refills, and new prescriptions will only be authorized during office hours. When leaving a message for Dr Wasson, make sure to leave your name and call back number.
Common Problems and Procedures:
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Disorders of the Gastrointestional Tract
Employment and Drivers Physicals
School and Sport Physicals
Wart/skin tag removal
Minor skin procedures
We participate with most health insurance plans. If you are unsure if we accept your insurance, please call your health plan directly to see if Dr. Wasson is a participating provider. We will collect your insurance information when you call to set up an appointment and at the time of the visit we will copy your cards. We will do our best to help you determine your insurance plan's coverage, however it is your responsibility to know your insurance plan and its coverage. We will gladly submit the insurance claim.
If you do not have any insurance, payment for the service will be due at the time of your visit. Most insurances require you to pay a copay which will be collected at time of registration. If you have any questions regarding your bill or an outstanding balance we can collect payment at the office or you may call billing at 610-973-1410 (M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm) to speak with an account representative.
We accept cash, check and most major credit cards for your convenience.
We have a complete list of all plans accepted at the office. Please call with any questions regarding your plan if you do not see it on this list.
Aetna, INC through Valley Preferred
Ambetter from PA Health & Wellness
American National Ins Co
AmeriHealth Caritas (Only open to established patients)
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna Health Care
Geisinger Health Plan through Valley Preferred
Geisinger Marketplace PPO
First Priority Life
HealthAmerica, HealthAssurance and Coventry through Valley Preferred
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and Medicare plans
Horizon Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of NJ PPO plans only (No HMO or EPO)
Independence Blue Cross
Inter County Health Plan through Valley Preferred
LVHN Employee Health Plan- formerly Choice Plus
Magnacare through Valley Preferred
RR Medicare (Palmetto GBA)
Sterling LifeInsurance Co through Valley Preferred
Tricare- Humana Military
United Healthcare Commercial Plans
United Healthcare - through Valley Preffered Network
United Healthcare - Underwritten by Choice Plus (including Oxford members with access to United's Choice Plus network ) PPO
Vibra Health Plan
Wellcare from Allwell
Insurances Not Accepted
Aetna Better Health Healthchoices - Medicaid/HMO/CHIP
First Health Network
Gateway Health Plan
Gateway Medicare Assured
Geisinger Marketplace HMO/POS/Select
Geisinger Family- Medicaid
Highmark Wholecare Medicaid
Highmark Wholecare Medicare
Highmark EPO- Out of network benefits only
Horizon BC/BS of NJ HMO Plans
Horizon BC/BS of NJ EPO Plans with NO Out-of-Network benefits.
Unite Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid and CHIP
United Healthcare Oxford- Underwritten by Oxford (EPO and HMO)
Vibra Medicare Advantage
**ALL Medicaid plans require you to go to the doctor that was assigned to you.