- General Orthopaedics /Orthopaedic Consults
- Workers’ Comp/Industrial Injury Treatment & Education
- Independent Medical Examinations
- Auto/Personal Injury
- Slip/Trip and Fall
- Sports Injuries
- Fracture Management
- X-ray Services
- Injections/Pain Management
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Carpal Tunnel Release
Areas of Treatment:
- Upper Back
- Lower Back
- Carpal Tunnel
YOUR TIME IS VERY VALUABLE
We sincerely respect the value of your time. However, surgeries and emergencies may cause unforseen delays in our scheduling. You may call ahead to verify that the doctor is on time. If the doctor is not able to see you, the receptionist will reschedule your appointment for the earliest possible time.
If you must be seen immediately for an urgent problem, let the receptionist know when you call. Please respect the right of the patient who has a previous appointment to be seen at his appointed time. However, your care and comfort is important and of utmost concern to us.
Payment for your first office visit is expected at the time service is rendered. Our surgery and Fracture charges are standardized and include a period of follow up care. During this time you will not be billed for office calls. However, you will be billed for x-rays, casts, splints, and other supplies. Our fees for the first visit or treatment of a specific problem will be slightly higher than the fees for follow-up visit(s).We are happy to discuss fees with you and we can estimate proposed fees for any procedure. Billing processes can become complicated unless we all make a concentrated effort to seek understanding and direction. Our Patient Account Manager will be happy to discuss financial matters with you at any time.
As a service is rendered, our office prepares and submits standardized insurance claims directly to all primary insurance carriers. The amount the insurance company will pay is determined by the terms of your policy. We also bill secondary insurances for all patients. However, responsibility for payment of your bill is yours regardless of the insurance provided. You will receive a monthly statement from our office as long as your account is active. Questions on insurance or account balances, call (727) 772-0819.
Personal Injury Protection or PIP Insurance
Personal Injury Protection is the part of auto insurance that covers the medical expenses for you and the passengers in your car who are injured in an accident. Unlike liability coverage, which covers the other parties if you are at fault in an accident and is required in almost every state, PIP covers you and your passengers without regard to fault and is required in some states. PIP coverage is required in the state of Florida.
Because PIP insurance pays for medical expenses without regard to fault, you can get immediate medical attention that you know will be paid for, up to the limits of your PIP coverage. If you do not have PIP coverage or health insurance that covers auto accidents, you either have to find a medical provider who accepts third-party claims (not all do) or pay out of pocket for your medical care and attempt to be reimbursed by either your or the other party's insurance company (depending on who was at fault).
If you have good health insurance that covers auto accidents and disability insurance, you may not need PIP or can buy only the minimum amount required. Understanding your personal insurance situation is important in making a decision about PIP.
Your doctor may prescribe medication as part of the treatment. If you have problems with your medication please call us for advice since some types of drug reactions can be serious.
Routine medication refills will not be given after 5:00pm or on weekends. Any routine request made after office hours will be filled the following business day.
Please be advised all refill requests for PAIN MEDICATION will be conducted during scheduled office visits only.
Strict laws govern the release of confidential medical information to third parties. We must have your written authorization specifically directing us to release information to any third party other than your insurance carrier. We make every effort to keep your medical records personal and confidential. Records of your treatment are the property of the The Center for Orthopaedic Injuries & Disorders.