What to Bring on your First Visit (click here to download)
Please be sure you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete required paperwork.
Please bring the following:
• Your driver’s license or photo identification card
• Your medical insurance card (s)
• Your list of current medications that you are taking. This includes any over the counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and herbal supplements.
• Reports and films of your MRIs, xrays and/or other diagnostic testing.
• Your pertinent medical records.
• If you have a HMO policy, you are required to bring your referral with you to the appointment.
• If you have an advance directive, please bring a copy or original to be copied.
There may be a $25.00 fee for all appointments cancelled less than 24 business hours from the scheduled appointment date and time with the Physician.
There will be a $25.00 fee for all appointments that are not attended and/or cancelled less than 24 business hours from the schedule appointment date and time with the Physician.
Payments to the Physicians
We accept cash, checks or money orders. We do not accept credit cards at this time. Please come prepared to pay for your co-pay due at the time of the appointment. If your co-pay is not paid at the time of your appointment, an additional $10.00 fee will be applied to your billing.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
After Hours Calls
If you have an EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!
If you are an established patient with our office and you need to speak with your physician after office hours (5:00pm), please call the main office number (954) 975-8233. You will be immediately connected to a service operator who will contact the On-Call Physician. Our Physician will then contact you in a timely manner. Please be sure to clearly provide the service operator with your name and direct, correct phone number. Please be sure to remove any call blocks on your phone line and you are available to receive his call.
Preparation for a Procedure
We, at Pain Management Physicians of South Florida, want to ensure your safety and comfort during your procedure experience. Therefore, we have a few policies to ensure your safety and comfort level.
Since you will be receiving light anesthesia, it is required that you do not eat or drink within the eight (8) hours before the procedure. For diabetic patients, certain accomodations will be made.
You may need to stop taking certain medications several days before the procedure. Please be sure to remind your doctor of all your prescriptions and over the counter medications that you are taking, including herbal and vitamin supplements. The doctor will then tell you if and when you will need to discontinue any of your medications.
It is also very important to tell the doctor if you have asthma, had an allergic reaction to injected dye to a previous radiology exam and/or if you have had an allergic reaction to shellfish. The doctor may prescribe medications for you to take before having your procedure. Notify the doctor if you develop a cold, fever or flu-like symptoms before your scheduled appointment.
You will require transportation. Prior to your arrival, please make transportation arrangements to and from our facility. You will NOT be allowed to drive after your procedure.
Please give our office at least 24 hours notice for any procedure cancellation. Leave your jewelry and valuables at home. If you wear glasses, please bring an eyeglass case to ensure protection of your glasses. If you use hearing aids, be sure to bring them to your appointment.
We thank you in advance for complying to these policies, as it allows us to continue seeing all of our patients in a timely manner.