- Office Information
Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Our physicians see patients by appointment only. We are closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
To make an appointment please call the office where you wish to have your appointment scheduled. For your convenience, we will confirm your appointment by telephone. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify the office 24 hours prior.
Our physicians are available 24 hours a day in case of emergency. When the office is closed, our answering service will contact the physician on call and you will receive a phone call as soon as possible.
We service ALL hospitals in South Pinellas County. These include:
- Northside Hospital and Tampabay Heart Institute
- St. Petersburg General Hospital
- Edward White Hospital
- St. Anthony's Hospital
- Bayfront Medical Center
- Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Insurance and Billing Information
The Heart Institute participates in most Managed Care Contracts, some of which are listed below:
- Health Options
- United Health Care
When arriving for your first visit, please provide proof of insurance. If you are a member of HMO insurance, make sure you receive proper authorization from your primary care physician, prior to arriving for your appointment.
Our doctors are Medicare participating physicians and will accept assignment on these claims after the deductible of each year is met.
It is important to notify us if you have a supplemental insurance policy. We accept Medicare assignment with a supplemental policy after both deductibles are met. You are not billed until after the insurance carriers have paid their share of your bills. Then we will send you a descriptive statement of services given and balance due.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your bill, our billing office can be reached at 727-329-1655 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. During the first visit, each patient goes through a thorough evaluation including history, physical examination and an EKG.
The Patient Accounts Department is located at the Downtown office. Our Representatives specialize in cardiology coding and billing. They have over 10 years experience in claim filing, Medicare and managed care. They continue to stay updated at all times with new laws pertaining to Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Peripheral issues. Should you need to speak to a Representative in the Billing Department, you may call 727-329-1655. They will be available for you questions Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.