APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL 805.494.9494 FOR SCHEDULING
Insurance We Accept
Aarp, Cigna, Aetna, Gehe, Healthnet, Healthscope, Medicare, Mutual of Omaha, United Health Care, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and others. Please contact our office to confirm we take your insurance. Patients also can pay upfront as cash patients.
Our doctors accept new patients. As a new patient, if time allows, you will be mailed or emailed a package of forms to be filled out and informational about our practice (all of which is also available here on our web site).
Completing the forms as fully as possible can allow the doctor to spend more time with you on subjects that both you and he feel are most important. Also, it will better enable the doctor to get to know you personally.
Please bring the completed new patient registration packet with you to our office at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, if you have to fill out the forms in our office at your appointment time, there can be a substantial delay in the doctor seeing you, or your appointment might even have to be rescheduled. Therefore, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to fill out the forms.
Bring any old or prior medical records that you can or arrange to have them sent to us before your appointment. This is especially important if you are seeing the doctor in consultation or in a second opinion.
Download Patient Forms
These New Patient Packets will help you consolidate your medical history in preparation for your visit to our office. Please print, fill out and bring these forms with you when visiting our office.
Note: These forms are designed solely for your convenience to utilize your time with us most productively. If you have any problems or questions, please contact us.
Here is a list of items that you should bring with you:
Photo Identification, such as a driver's license
List of current medications you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and any herbs (do not hesitate just to bring in the bottles if you are unsure)
Current pharmacy information
Relevant information about your medical and surgical history
Copies of Medical Records and prior labs from referring Doctors Office
Having these items ready will help us ensure a smooth office visit.
Preparing For Your Appointment
Once you have scheduled an appointment, you can fill out the patient forms at home, or you can come in 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out the paperwork.
Our office is open on Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Fridays from 9:00am-12:30pm.
We are closed on most major holidays, including:
New Year’s Day
Our office works by appointment because we value your time and desire to serve you efficiently. Every effort is made to see our scheduled patients on time.
We pride ourselves on preventing severe cardiac conditions as much as possible. As cardiologists, we still help take care of patients with severe and complicated medical conditions. We do our best to predict how long each patient will need with the doctor during their visit, and we leave openings in our schedule to accommodate unexpected problems as they arise. Despite this, as cardiology is a field prone to life and death emergencies requiring us to prioritize care, occasionally there may be delays in the schedule, and ask for your patience and understanding if and when they occur. We will make every effort to keep such delays to a minimum and do our best to keep you informed of any delays. It might be necessary to cancel and reschedule an appointment with little or no notice in rare instances. We realize that should you ever find yourself as the one in need of our emergency care at the hospital or office or extra time with the doctor, you would be grateful that others understood while waiting. We appreciate your understanding and will try to accommodate your needs as best as we can.
We encourage you, during office visits, to ask for a full explanation of your medical problems. Do not leave with unanswered questions. You have an absolute right to ask for all that we can answer concerning your condition. However, please do understand that for more complex cases, it might be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss other non-urgent questions at a later time.
In Case of Emergency or Life-Threatening Medical Condition: call 911 or immediately go to the closest emergency room. The hospital will contact our physician on call.
Appointment Cancelation Policy
If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, we certainly will understand, but please kindly notify us at least 24 hours in advance to avoid an administrative fee.
This policy applies to all appointments to see your doctor or for an in-office test. In particular, patients scheduled for a nuclear cardiology test will be charged $100. Patients scheduled for an echocardiogram (including stress echo) will be charged $100 unless the appointment is canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours before the test. Insurance does not cover these costs.
Remember that a no show appointment (or calling at the last minute to cancel or reschedule an appointment) takes an opportunity away from those who need to see their doctor or have a test done urgently. And maybe next time, that will be you.
If you are going to be late for an appointment, please call as soon as possible, and we will try to accommodate you as best as we can. This courtesy allows us to accommodate other patients.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.