What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?
- Driver's license or State ID
- Insurance information
- Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits
- Medications list (if any)
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report
What should I expect during my first visit?
During your initial visit, you will be given a comprehensive medical evaluation and ask you a series of questions. The doctor will then explain if he thinks you should have a specific test or procedure and any treatment options will be discussed with you at this time.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Depending on your insurance, you may be required to provide a referral when you come to our office. It is recommended that you call your primary care physician or your insurance company for this information or you can call our office and we will be able to help you with this answer.
How can my family doctor help me to obtain specialist medical care?
Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own family doctor, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs. Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.
Will I have to pay a copayment?
Your insurance has determined if you have a copayment to see a specialist. This amount will be collected at the check in window, as well as any deductable that your insurance has set for your plan.
Are you a provider for my insurance?
We are a participating member of the following insurance plans:
- Aetna HMO & PPO
- AvMed Health Plan (HMO,PPO & Medicare)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL (PPO)
- Cigna Health Plan HMO & PPO
- Connecticut General
- Dimensions PPO
- First Health PPO
- Golden Rule
- Great West PPO
- Humana (HMO, PPO & Medicare)
- Medicare Part B
- NALC-National Association of Letter Carriers
- Neighborhood Health Partnership
- PHCS-Private Health Care systems
- Tricare Military
- United Healthcare
- Vista (HMO & Medicare)
Please call our office if you do not see your insurance listed above so we can confirm if we are a provider. Insurance list effective as of January 1, 2010.