FAQ

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General FAQs

Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Closed on Sunday

You can call our office at (772) 692-8082 prior to arrival to confirm acceptance of your particular insurance.
If you plan to use insurance at your visit, please bring your insurance card and a photo ID.
We accept:• Medicare
• Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida
• Aetna
• Cigna
• Tricare
• United Healthcare
• many more!
We also accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, & Discover. We do not accept personal checks.

Yes, we accept appointments, but they aren’t necessary –– you can walk right in to be seen! If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (772) 692-8082. For chronic problems, we suggest scheduling an appointment.

Walk-in patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Most of our walk-ins are for urgent care or minor emergencies.

You can save time at your visit by downloading and filling out forms ahead of time. Please click here to download the PDF file to your computer. Bring the completed forms with you to our office.

You can call our office at (772) 692-8082 to make an appointment.

For individuals, we offer urgent care services and primary care services. For schools, we offer sports team physicals. For employers, we provide occupational health services such as treatment of employment-related injuries, pre-employment physicals, drug/alcohol screenings, and management of employee health services.

Yes. We see children from the age of two (2) months and older. Babies younger than two (2) months should be seen by their pediatrician.

Yes. We provide DOT and non-DOT drug screening and breath alcohol testing. If you are seeking a personal screening and wish to pay for it directly, you make walk-in at your convenience.

Yes. We have modern X-ray equipment in our office.

Yes. We provide physicals for individual patients; school sports teams; and employers’ pre-employment needs.

Evidence shows that some of the leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, some lung diseases, injuries, and HIV/AIDS, often can be prevented by improving personal health habits. Eating right, staying physically active, and not smoking are a few examples of good habits that can help you stay healthy. For instance, scientific evidence has shown that eating healthy foods and being active are two ways you can keep your blood pressure under control.

Eating the right foods and the right amounts of foods can help you live a longer, healthier life. Research has proven that many illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure—can be prevented or controlled by eating right. Eat a variety of foods and eat foods low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Getting the nutrients you need, such as calcium and iron, and keeping your weight under control can help. Try to balance the calories you get from food with the calories you use through physical activity. It is never too late to start eating right.

Too much cholesterol, which can clog your blood vessels, is a major cause of heart disease in men and women. Cholesterol levels start to increase in middle-aged men, in women just before menopause, and in people who have gained weight. The risk of heart disease starts to increase in middle-aged men and women. Research shows that you can lower your cholesterol level and keep a healthy level by eating the right foods, losing extra weight, and being physically active.

Weighing too much or too little can lead to health problems. After age 45, many people gain too much weight. You can control your weight by eating healthy foods and being physically active. Ask us “What is a healthy weight for me?” and “What are some ways I can control my weight?”

Research shows that physical activity can help prevent at least six diseases: heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity (excess weight), diabetes, osteoporosis, and mental disorders, such as depression. Physical activity also will help you feel better and stay at a healthy weight. Research suggests that brisk walking can be just as good for you as an activity such as jogging. Try to do a total of 30 minutes of constant physical activity, such as fast walking, most days of the week.

Research shows that smoking causes more major diseases than any other personal habit. Some examples are cancers of the lung, mouth, bladder, and throat; heart and lung disease; and strokes. If you stop smoking, you can help avoid these diseases. It is never too late to stop smoking. Half of all people who have ever smoked have quit.

Abusing alcohol can cause serious medical and personal problems. Alcohol abuse can lead to motor vehicle and other accidents, depression, and can cause problems with friends, family, and work. Alcohol abuse can cause liver and heart problems and throat and mouth cancer.

Everybody feels “down” or “blue” at times. But, if these feelings are very strong or last for most of the day, nearly every day, they may be due to a medical illness called depression. The good news is that depression can be treated. But first you have to know you have it. People do not always know the warning signs of depression. The earlier you get treatment for depression, the sooner you will begin to feel better. The longer you wait, the harder depression is to treat.

Depression usually is treated with medicine, counseling, or medicine combined with counseling. Medicines for depression are not addictive or habit forming. They work for people with severe depression and may be useful for people with mild to moderate depression. Treatment works gradually over several weeks. It may take some time to find what works best for you.

Diabetes can lead to problems with vision, kidneys, and how well your blood circulates, especially to the lower legs and feet. Finding and treating diabetes early can cut your risk for these problems. You may need a blood test for diabetes if you have a family member with diabetes; are overweight, or have had diabetes during pregnancy.

Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes, the kind that tends to come in middle age. The chances of getting the most common type of diabetes—type 2 diabetes—increase once you reach age 45. Almost 1 in 5 people aged 65-74 has diabetes.

Knowing about the medicines you are taking is important so you get the full benefits from them. It will also help avoid problems such as taking too much or too little. Taking medicine in the wrong way can make you worse instead of better. If you take medicine, be sure to talk with us about how to take it. Do not skip any doses of medicine.

Everyone over age 65 needs this every year. You may need flu shots before age 65 if you have lung, heart, or kidney disease; have diabetes; have AIDS or are infected with HIV; have cancer; or are a health care worker.