Medical Records Fax:
Monday - Thurs: 8am-5pm
*(Some Fridays only open until Noon)
Please open the Insurance Info document for details on insurance networks.
Medicare Open Enrollment Period: October 15, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Every year a Medicare Open Enrollment Period, correctly referred to as the Annual Enrollment Period, is made available for people who qualify for Medicare benefits. During the Annual Enrollment Dates, anyone who is eligible for Medicare Parts A and B can enroll in or make changes to their Medicare coverage.
This includes being able to change from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (sometimes referred as Medicare Replacement Plans, "Part C" or "MA plans"), change back to Original Medicare from Medicare Advantage, switch from your current Medicare Advantage plan to a different Medicare Advantage plan, make changes to your Medicare Part D coverage, or apply for Medicare Part D even if you didn't when you originally applied, although some fees may be incurred.
If you decide to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, please make sure you check out our insurance list to see if we accept the plan and if your provider is in-network. I would recommend calling us before you sign up on any new plan or if you have any questions.
For those selecting insurance through the Healthcare exchanges on www.Healthcare.gov please check out our insurance list to see if we accept the plan and if your provider is in-network. I would recommend calling us before you sign up on any new plan.
**Effective 1/01/2017 we will no longer accept or be in-network with Aetna Medicare HMO plan**
All payments are due at the time of service.
Credit Cards and other payment options
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, debit cards, cash and checks.
Auto Insurance and Worker's Compensation Claims
Unfortunately, we do not provide services for these types of cases.
At the time of your check-out at the office, we offer and provide you an appointment card. We encourage you to save this in a place for you to remember; and possibly add the appointment to your calendar book, smartphone or other electronic device. We also have an automated appointment reminder system. This is provided as a courtesy. Remember, you are responsible for attending your scheduled appointment. If you do not get your reminder call, text or email from our automated system, this is not an excuse for missing your appointment. If you do not contact us to cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment you will be charged the Missed Appointment fee of $60.00.
Cancellation and No Show Policies
It is our goal to be on time out of respect for both your and our time. To help keep us running on time, please arrive at least 5 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment. There may be times that your provider is running late and this is most likely due to special circumstances with a prior patient appointment. We apologize for these incidences, but our goal is providing quality care to our patients. On occasion, there will be understandable reasons for missing appointments, but exceptions to this policy will be rare. Cancellation policy is standard in the medical and mental health fields and will be enforced.
If you cancel 24 hours prior to your appointment, there is no penalty. This will allow us time for the slot to be filled by another patient. We do request that you call the office at (941) 488-8884 to reschedule. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your appointment, there is a cancellation fee of $60.00. Excessive cancelled appointments may result in termination from the practice.
How do I cancel my appointment to avoid a fee?
You can cancel your appointment by:
Prescription Refill Policy
We ask that you call your pharmacy for your prescription refill requests. Our office is set up to receive and send most prescriptions electronically. So, please let your pharmacy know that we accept eRx refill requests. If for some reason your prescription refill request through the pharmacy has not been handled and processed within 8 hours of your initial request, then please contact our office directly to inquire about the order.
Please read the following guidelines on rx refill request: