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Patient Center

Office Hours

Northwest: Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Make an Appointment

Patients are seen by appointment – on the same day the appointment is made if possible. To schedule an appointment, please call during regular business hours.

Aventura: (786) 428-1059
Broward: (954) 475-9535
JFK: (561) 548-4900
Kendall: (305) 856-0115
Mercy: (305) 856-0115
Northwest: (954) 973-1880

Please call in advance for office visits. Make follow-up appointments as you leave. We make every effort to stay on schedule although emergencies do arise. If we are seriously delayed, we attempt to notify patients beforehand.

Our surgeons are highly skilled and very much in demand, but when you call here to schedule an appointment, we will always schedule you as quickly as possible. Our office staff is aware that when patients call to our office to consult with one of our surgeons, they have already been to other physicians and usually have undergone many tests. We are very sensitive to our patients and their needs. Our office staff is knowledgeable in obtaining all the necessary test reports and films from either your primary physician or your cardiologist. We will assist you with your surgeon's consult, and your visit with us will be pleasant and efficient. In the event you should require surgery, you can be assured that all details will be arranged for you with the utmost of efficiency and caring. We are committed to our patients and the care they receive.

What To Bring With You

Please bring the following items with you when you come for your appointment:

  • Medications in their original containers
  • Medication list
  • Any test results that are obtained from your referring physician
  • EKG
  • Holter Monitor
  • Stress Test results
  • Letters and past medical histories
  • A list of any allergies to medications
  • Insurance cards & photo ID
  • Referral for treatment from your primary care physician
  • All films (x-ray, CT, MRI, MRA etc.)

Please notify us of any recent tests that may have been ordered from your primary physician or your cardiologist that would assist with your evaluation here with the surgeon.

Always ask questions. Your understanding is very important to us. By your questions the surgeon can help you to better understand your medical condition.

New Patients

New patients are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. You can download, print, and complete the forms prior to your appointment. Please bring the completed forms, a list of all medications you are currently taking, recent copies of x-rays, lab results and your insurance card to your appointment.

Billing

We require payment of your co-payment and past-due account balances at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, debit and all major credit cards.

MEDICARE: We are participating Medicare providers, and we will file Medicare for you. Any service routinely not covered by Medicare (i.e., Preventative/Routine Exams) we will request that the services be paid at time of service. We request payment for the 20% of the allowable Medicare charges and any deductible (if applicable) that has not been met at the time of your visit. We are participating Medicare providers, and we will file Medicare for you. Any service routinely not covered by Medicare (i.e., Preventative/Routine Exams) we will request that the services be paid at time of service. We request payment for the 20% of the allowable Medicare charges and any deductible (if applicable) that has not been met at the time of your visit.

PARTICIPATING PLANS: As providers on certain insurance plans, we ask that the co-pay and deductibles (if applicable) be paid in full at the time of your visit. We accept assignment for services covered and will bill the insurance. Any balance outstanding following payment from insurance will be billed to you. It is your responsibility to verify that we are participating with your plan.

NON-PARTICIPATING PLANS: We are NOT providers on some plans. If you choose to see us as your physician, please be prepared to pay for any out-of-network or deductibles that may apply to your visit. Please verify BEFORE your appointment with your insurance company what your benefits will cover.

FINANCIAL AGREEMENT: We will be glad to discuss your proposed treatment and the cost of those services. If you have questions if your insurance will cover a medical service, we will be glad to try to find out if insurance will cover for those services. HOWEVER, please be aware that your insurance is a contract between you, and your insurance company. Unfortunately, not all services are covered benefits in all contracts. Some insurance companies arbitrarily select certain services they will not cover (e.g., yearly physicals).

Patients may be financially responsible for payment of all services even if their insurance company does not pay. Patient accounts not paid promptly are subject to third party collection and/or legal procedures. We will submit claims to most insurance carriers. If we are not participating with your plan, we will provide you with a receipt for you to file with your insurance company, Any check returned to the bank will result in additional charge that will appear on your account. ALL CHARGES FOR SERVICES ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AT THE TIME THE SERVICES ARE RENDERED. On any balance on your account after 120 days, collection action will be taken. We realize that emergencies do arise and may affect timely payment of your account. If such extreme cases do occur, please contact our office for assistance in the management of your account.

If you have any questions regarding the above, or any uncertainty regarding insurance coverage or request for payment, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help you.

Insurance

We will submit claims to most major insurance carriers. Please bring your insurance card and I.D. with you to every visit so we can ensure that our records are accurate.

We recommend that you call your insurance company to verify that we participate with your plan.

Please notify us if you have any change in your name, phone number, address, or insurance as soon as it occurs. And please be prepared to present your insurance card at every visit.

If your insurance carrier has not responded to a claim within 90 days, we reserve the right to formally transfer all associated liability for the claim to the patient/guarantor.

Your health insurance contract is between you and your insurance company, any complaints regarding your coverage should be directed to your carrier.

Accepted Insurance Plans

We accept most major insurance plans and will file claims for you. However, we recommend that you call your insurance carrier in advance to verify that we are a provider for your particular plan.

  • Advantra Freedom
  • Aetna
  • Avmed
  • Beech Street
  • BCBS
  • Careplus
  • Choice Provider Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry (Vista, Summit, Advantra)
  • Employers Mutual (McCreary)
  • Evolutions
  • First Health
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MetCare / Advantage Care
  • Multiplan
  • One Souce EPO (CBCA)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care

Cancellations or Rescheduling

To better serve the needs of all our patients, we ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule appointments. We make every effort to stay on schedule, although emergencies arise.

Refill Requests

We prefer to refill your medications at the time of your office visit. Please bring your medication list with you to each appointment. However, if you need a refill and your visit is not scheduled, please have your pharmacy fax a request to (954) 973-1880.

Please be sure to give us at least 48 hours notice on all refill requests.

Chronic or long-term medication refills require an office visit before they may be refilled.

After-Hours & Emergencies

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911. However, if you need after-hours advice for a medical concern, please call the nearest location and our answering service will assist you.