Tavares: 352.742.1171 Leesburg: 352.323.5700

For Patients

Working with colleagues to meet patient needs

We know patients trust their doctors, so we support total healthcare by making things easier on referring physicians. For starters, we offer same-day emergency appointments and non-emergency appointments the next day. We handle insurance verification to help speed the referral process. We maintain regular, detailed communication with referring physicians.

We make ourselves available for consultations. We believe the real reasons so many doctors refer their patients to us is the quality of our care and our results.

Appointments:

Our staff is friendly and always ready to help with scheduling, insurance or anything else you may need during your time with us. We will take extra care to listen to your concerns, answer all your questions and thoroughly explain your condition and treatment options. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 352.742.1171 (Tavares office) or 352.323.5700 (Leesburg office) or you can use our online Request an Appointment form.

If at any time you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us. We will be glad to reschedule your appointment at a more favorable time. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to seeing you.

New Patient Forms:

If you have made your initial appointment, you can preregister by clicking on the links below to download our New Patient Forms. Please print and complete the forms prior to your arrival. This will help to speed up the new patient registration process.

New Patient Forms
New Patient History form

Insurance:

We accept most insurance plans. Please call us to verify whether or not we are participating with a particular insurance company.

Billing and Financial Responsibility:

Our business office representatives are always available to assist you with any questions you may have. Our business office telephone number is 352.742.1171. We strongly encourage you to bring any special needs to our attention. We're here to help you!

Please bring all pertinent insurance information and your insurance cards with you on each visit to our office. We will provide you a charge ticket at each visit so that you can retain a record of all fees and services rendered that day.

We are Medicare participants and accept assignment for their services. As a courtesy, we routinely file primary insurance claims for all patients. Should you provide supplemental insurance information to our office, we will also file those claims on your behalf. The deductible and insurance co-payments are the patient's responsibility, and their payment is expected at time of service.

Should your insurance carrier withhold payment or partial payment of your claim for any reason, we will be glad to assist you in obtaining an explanation from them. However, we cannot guarantee payment of your claim. Also, we cannot be responsible for negotiating fees or claims with insurance companies or any other entity. Patients are responsible for payment of medical care within a reasonable time, regardless of the status of the claim.

If circumstances warrant an extended payment plan, our business office representative is available to assist you with such arrangements. Please contact the office prior to your appointment.

You will receive a monthly itemized statement showing all charges up to and including the current month. These statements will cover all services provided, both in our office and at the hospital. All patients with a current balance will continue to receive monthly statements until the account is cleared. Please note: Claims filed with Medicare do not appear on your statement until Medicare has paid their portion of your charge(s). Any balance remaining after Medicare has paid will be the responsibility of the patient or supplemental insurance company, if applicable.

Emergencies

You can call our office number 24 hours a day. Weekdays before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and on weekends and holidays, your call will be taken by our answering service and the physician on call will be contacted to return your call. During regular working hours, our office staff will respond to your needs.

Should you have an urgent need, we will try to see you the same day you call. Life-threatening emergencies should be directed to an Emergency Medical Response System (EMS), such as 911.

Cardiovascular

General Resources: 
Cholesterol Information , National Institutes of Health. Everything You Want to Know About Cholesterol, American Heart Association.
Congenital Heart Defect Diagrams , University of Kansas Medical Center.
Heart & Stroke A-Z Guide , American Heart Association. 
Lowering Cholesterol for the Person with Heart Disease , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
The Heart - An Online Presentation , The Franklin Institute.

Patient Handouts: 
Angina , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
Angina and Heart Disease , American Academy of Family Physicians.
Arrhythmia: A Problem With Your Heartbeat , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Arrhythmia's , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
Cardiomyopathy , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
Claudication , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Coronary Artery Disease , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Heart Attack: Warning Signs and Tips on Prevention , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Heart Attack / Stroke: Warning Signs , American Heart Association. 
Heart Attacks , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Heart Disease & Women , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Heart Disease and Smoking: Why You Need To Quit , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Heart Failure , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
Heart Failure , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
High Blood Pressure , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 
High Blood Pressure - Monitoring at Home , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator , American Academy of Family Physicians.
 

Disease Prevention

General Resources: 
Preventing Strokes , National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 
You Can Quit Smoking , Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Patient Handouts: 
Diet and Exercise: Healthy Balance for a Healthy Heart , American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Food Choices to Help Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease , American Heart Association.
Stroke: Warning Signs and Tips on Prevention , American Academy of Family Physicians.
Vaccine - Influenza , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

Medical Organizations

American Heart Association 
American College of Cardiology 
Mended Hearts


Medical Tests and Procedures

General Resources:
Common Radiology Tests , American Medical Association. 
Cardiac Catheterization , Heart Site: Actual Panoramic view of a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA , Heart Site: Live video of Balloon Angioplasty. 
Coronary Artery Stent , Heart Site: Live video of a Coronary Artery Stenting 
High Blood Pressure - Treat It for Life , National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Patient Handouts: 
Echocardiography , American Society of Echocardiography. 
When You Need an Operation , American College of Surgeons.
 

Medications

General Resources:
Coumadin: Frequently Asked Questions , Infolink: the Internet source for healthcare information.
Drug Database , Pharmaceutical Information Network. Use this database to access the drug information resources on PharmInfoNet.
Drug InfoNet is your one-stop WWW site for all your healthcare informational needs. Provides both information and links to areas on the web concerning healthcare and pharmaceutical-related topics.

Patient Handouts:
Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems , American Academy of Family Physicians.
 

Neurological

Patient Handouts: 
Stroke - A Medical Emergency , American Academy of Family Physicians.
 

Nutrition and Fitness

General Resources: 
Achieve Your Healthy Weight , National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Dietary Recommendations by The American Heart Association. 
Nutrition Basics , American Medical Association. 
Step by Step: Eating to Lower Your High Blood Cholesterol , National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

We gladly accept patients from Sumter County and Lake County, FL, including The Villages, Tavares, Sorrento, Zellwood, Leesburg and Wildwood. To schedule an appointment, call us at 352.742.1171 (Tavares office) or 352.323.5700 (Leesburg office). For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.


Contact Us

1879 Nightingale Lane, Suite C-1,
Tavares, FL 32778
Call: 352.742.1171 | Fax: 352.742.7241

1879 Nightingale Lane, Suite A-1,
Tavares, FL 32778
Call: 352.742.1171 | Fax: 352.742-0071

LRMC Medical Plaza,
705 Doctors Court,
Leesburg, FL 34748
Call: 352.323.5700 | Fax: 352.323.0685