Frequently Asked Questions

Office Policies

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

The office is closed from 12pm to 1pm. All calls will be forwarded to the answering service to be returned after 1pm.

No routine prescriptions will be available for refill until Monday morning. Please check your supply before the weekend.

The patient is responsible for ensuring that the referral is available prior  to the time of the scheduled appointment.

Copays must be paid at each visit before the services are rendered. If you are unsure of the amount of your copay, please call the office before your visit for verification.  We accept cash, credit cards, and checks.

It is the patient’s responsibility to keep the office informed of any change in name, address, phone number or insurance benefits.

The office is located next to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Our address is: 2801 NE  213th Street, Suite 801, Aventura, FL, 33180

Testing and Patient Care

It is not usually necessary to fast for the serology tests ordered by our Rheumatologists.

Our rheumatologists do not refill any prescriptions that he/she did not prescribe. It is necessary to have a primary care physician who will provide overall medical care for each patient.

Ice applied in 20 minute intervals will usually help to relieve pain after a joint injection and reduce swelling of inflamed joints. Take care not to apply ice directly to the skin.

Patients should contact their primary care physician for routine medical care.

Bone density scans are ordered to determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and are different from other types of bone scans.

In most cases, the test should be performed every two years unless you are currently taking medication for osteoporosis.  In that case, the test needs to be performed annually so that changes can be made to your treatment plan as needed.