Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to provide the highest quality medical care and services, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive and integrated total health approach to both disease prevention and wellness. We strive to provide excellence in care that is both compassionate and truly patient-focused.
Our smaller practice size allows us to devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. Appointments will start promptly, visits will be longer and our communication will be enhanced through patient-dedicated cell phone and email.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4308 Alton Road, Suite 860, Miami Beach, Florida 33140.
Mount Sinai Medical Center.
You will be seen by one of our PrivaMedis providers when your own doctor is unavailable.
Yes. Our medical practice does not take the place of general health insurance coverage and is not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your Medicare or other insurance programs.
Yes. We will continue to submit claims to Medicare and to your supplemental insurance on your behalf for Medicare-covered services. Patients will be responsible for deductibles, copays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan guidelines.
We intend to remain in-network providers for most major PPO insurance plans and will bill your insurance directly for all covered services. Patients will continue to be responsible for deductibles, copays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan guidelines. It is our intention that no insurance-covered medical services are included in your annual fee. We will not be able to accept HMO insurance plans in our new practice due to their restrictive nature.
The annual fee is not reimbursable by Medicare or your commercial insurance plan.
In many instances, the annual fee is payable through your HSA. You are advised to consult with your FSA or HSA plan administrator, employer, HR representative or tax advisor to clarify qualification in your particular circumstance.
Your annual fee pays for membership in the practice, and for many other non-covered benefits. All procedures and services not performed in our office will be billed by the performing physician and/or entity.
Please know that you can contact us at any time; however, if you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. If you have a non-urgent problem, please contact us first.
If the problem is minor, call us first. However, call 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency. Then call us. With the exception of controlled substances, most prescriptions can be ordered anywhere in the country. If you seek care at an emergency room or urgent care center out of our area, we would request that you have the doctor seeing you call us for coordination. We will be readily available for phone consultation with you and/or other healthcare personnel. If you should require hospitalization while away, at your request we will attempt to establish regular phone communication with you and your attending physician(s) to ensure continuity of care.
We are available to help you decide which specialist to see and to coordinate such consultations, should you desire. In this way the most appropriate resource is used, the earliest arrangements are made, and your applicable medical information is sent in advance of your specialist visit.