We are open: Monday 9AM to 5:00PM Tuesday 9AM to 5:00PM Wednesday 9AM to 5;00PM Thursday 9AM to 5:00PM Friday 9AM to 2:00PM
Please call the office (941-330-8885) and listen carefully to the message and follow the instructions on how to leave a message for the physician on call after hours. If Dr. Swor or Dr. KASH are out of town, be assured that there is another OB/OBGYN physician available 24/7. If it is a “life or death” emergency please call 911 for the most rapid response.
As the use of cell phones has grown, we have become aware of how intrusive they are in a medical practice, interfering with communication between the patient and the staff. For the privacy of all our patients, we kindly request that all cell phones be turned off after you arrive at our office. Thank you for understanding!
We will always try to contact you when an abnormal lab result is obtained. If the result is normal and no follow up is needed, we will not notify or call you. No news is good news! Of course, you are always welcome to call us for your results at any time or sign up for the patient portal to view your results online.
You can always call during office hours to make an appointment.We also have an appointments request feature you can use on our online patient portal. Please be courteous to call us 24 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your appointment. Failure to keep a schedule appointment without giving us prior notice is called a no-show and you will be charged a 25.00 no-show fee. Repeated no-shows may result in being discharged from the practice.
Refill requests are accepted during office hours only. Please do not contact the doctor when the office is closed for a refill, unless running out of your medication poses a risk. To arrange a refill, pleae call your pharmacy and ask them to contact our office. They can fax or leave a message on our phone line 24/7 (941-330-8885). You can also request a refill online if you are registered in our patient portal.
We understand that at times a family member might have questions for us or would like to discuss a test result. Due to legal and ethical issues regarding patient confidentiality, we are unable to do this. Patients are entitled to strict confidentiality, and we do our best to maintain this. If you would like us to freely discuss your test results, etc. with a family member, please make sure you fill out a form called “Patient Consent to Communicate”. This form will be considered valid until you revoke the permission in writing.
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Unless otherwise advised, your payment/copay is due at the time of service.
We are participating providers for most major insurance companies. Please feel free to call the office and check with one of the staff to make sure we accept your current plan. (941-330-8885) As a courtesy, we will be glad to bill insurance for you, but you are responsible for all amounts not covered by insurance, other than insurance-required contractual adjustments. Co-pays are due at the time of service. Please read our financial policy in the patient center forms section for more detailed information.
Our office does not file to secondary insurance. If you have Medicare as your primary insurance and your secondary does not automatically crossover, then it is your responsibility to pay any balance not paid by your secondary. You may then file to your secondary for reimbursement.
If your insurance requires authorization for office visits it is your responsibility to obtain this from your primary care physician. All appointments requiring authorization will be rescheduled if an authorization is not on file.
An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) means that all your medical information is securely stored and is accessible digitally using our office computer system. Federal regulations known as HIPPA are in place to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your electronic medical data.
Here are a few of the reasons we have chosen to use the EMR: *Your chart is always available and cannot get lost or temporarily misplaced. *You can go online in the patient portal to update your personal and insurance information. *The EMR does not lose test results, they are stored permanently, and backups are constantly made and updated. * We can electronically send your prescription directly to your pharmacy. Future Developments: * You will be able to go online to update your medical information. *You will have a universal Electronic Health Record (EHR) that can be reviewed and updated by your different doctors in separate medical practices and hospitals.