1. What are your hours?
Monday through Thursday 7:30 – 5:00
Friday 7:30 – 2:00
2. What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, or MasterCard for payments. We also offer financing, click here to learn more.
3. Will you file a claim with my insurance company, or is that my responsibility?
We will file your claim.
4. How are emergencies handled after hours?
The telephone number 407.857.2502 is answered 24 hours a day.
The answering service will answer calls after 5:00 p.m.
5. Are you seeing new patients?
How soon can I be seen?
Yes, we are accepting new patients. Office visits are available usually within a week for non-emergency care.
6. What hospitals are you affiliated with?
I am affiliated w/ Arnold Palmer, Osceola Regional and Kissimmee Surgery Center.
7. Do I need to arrive early for my appointment?
We do ask all new patients to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to fill out necessary personal information and insurance information. However, by clicking here you may fill out the necessary information now to save yourself the time spent in our office. Fill out the questionnaire and send it to us by e-mail or print it and bring it with you.
8. What does FACOG mean?
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:
• Serves as a strong advocate for quality health care for women
• Maintains the highest standards of clinical practice
• Provides continuing education of its members
• Promotes patient education
• Increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.
9. What are midwives?
The word “midwife” means “with woman,” because we provide health care to women throughout the lifecycle. Midwifery care includes prenatal care and attending births, postpartum and early infancy care, family planning services, and well-woman health exams. Midwives believe that puberty, pregnancy, birth and menopause – the major transitions of women’s lives – should be safe, satisfying, and sacred. Midwifery care is centered on the woman and her family to enhance normal physiologic and psychological events in her life, using technologic interventions and medications only as needed or desired by her.
10. What is a certified nurse midwife?
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed healthcare practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery and are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. They provide primary healthcare to women of childbearing age including: prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, newborn care, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal management and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention. CNMs attend almost 8 percent of the births in the United States, of which, 96 percent take place in hospitals. Eighty percent of CNMs hold a master’s degree or higher.