Your appointment Our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients are seen by appointment only. Your first appointment may take up to an hour. When emergencies occur, your doctor may run late and, if so, we will ask for your understanding and patience. Please bring the following to your appointment:If you are a first-time patient, please arrive early to complete patient registration forms if you have not already completed them prior to your visit. Your medications Please bring your medications in their original containers every time you have an appointment. If you require refills, please request them at the time of your appointment and we can give you a prescription at that time. For telephone refill requests, please call during business hours and have the list of medications, dosage, and the pharmacy phone number readily available. Insurance information Florida Cardiology is a participating Medicare provider and we accept assignment of all Medicare benefits. As a courtesy, we will file your supplementary insurance. Patients who are members of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) need to bring a referral from their primary care physician authorizing their office visit and/or testing. Prior to your visit, please verify that we have received your authorization referral with our Billing Department (click here for contact information to our offices). Obtaining this authorization is your responsibility, but we will make every effort to help you We participate in a variety of plans and there are many differences within those plans.. Please call us with any questions regarding the insurance plans we accept or other billing concerns. Our staff does their best to keep abreast of what the different plans cover. However, due to constant changes with insurance coverage, it is ultimately your responsibility to know what your insurance plan covers. If the insurance company does not pay the full balance or denies the claim, any unpaid balance is due within 30 days following the appointment. Please notify us of any changes in your insurance plan. In an emergency If you have developed severe chest pains, shortness of breath, or other life-threatening symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For lesser emergencies, we are available 24 hours a day at (need a phone number here) . Routine and administrative calls are best handled during normal business hours when office staff is available; please call one of our offices for assistance with these calls. Cancellations If you must cancel an appointment, please call our office as soon as possible so that we may best serve our other patients.