Preparing for your Appointment
On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. Please have the following information with you when you come to our office:
Prior to your visit, please fill out the following patient packets online:
- Complete list of symptoms
- Complete medical history
- Complete surgical history
- list of all your hospitalizations, including date, hospital’s name, and reason for hospitalization.
- Copies of relevant medical records and X-rays, CT scans or MRI scan films. Please bring films of tests previously taken such as CT scans, MRI, Doppler, etc.
- Complete Medication List, including name of medication, dosage, frequency, start date, and physician name who prescribed this medication, and any over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins.Allergies or negative reactions you have had to any medications, anesthesia, or dye used for testing purposes.
- Your referring physician’s name, address, telephone and fax number.
- Pharmacy name and telephone number.
- Insurance card, and any required authorizations needed for the visit.
If this is your first visit to our office, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early
What am I going to be asked?
The following are common questions frequently asked to the patients during their visit, so please take the time to read them and be prepared and it will save you a lot of time during your visit:
- Reason for your visit?
- List your symptoms.
- When did this symptom begin?
- Was it sudden or did you notice it gradually?
- Is it constant or intermittent?
- What is the frequency of this symptom? (Once a day, a week, etc.)
- What is the duration? (One second, minute, etc.)
- Have you noticed that with this symptom you are experiencing any other associated symptoms?
- When was the last occurrence?
To fully understand your problem and plan the best treatment for you, the doctor may need additional information such as: blood tests, special tests or procedures to examine your brain, heart or blood vessels.
Patient Rights to Privacy and Confidentiality
Patients have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect.
Patients will be treated with an appreciation of their individual dignity and protection of their need for privacy, to include the confidentiality of the medical record.
Patients have a right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to their care be treated as confidential by Florida Neurovascular Institute, except in cases such as suspected abuse or public hazards which are required by law to be reported.
Please make sure you understand the requirements of your insurance company prior to your visit.
If you are required by your insurance company to obtain an authorization (HMO, POS, etc) by your Primary Care Physician please do so prior to your initial visit to Florida Neurovascular Institute.
Copays and prior unpaid balances will be due at the time of your visit.
If Medicare is your primary insurance and you do not have a supplemental (secondary) insurance the 20% of Medicare allowable fees will be due at each appointment.
A 40.00 cancellation fee will be applied if you do not contact our office within 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Release of Medical Records
A written authorization for release of medical records and signature by the patient or legal guardian is required to obtain medical records
Prescriptions will only be refilled during your doctor’s visit. Not by phone or pharmacy call.
Test or Lab Results
Due to the new patient privacy act, we are unable to give out the test or labs results over the telephone.
Patient information, test or labs results will only be discussed at the time of your visit.