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Nephrology Associates Of South Miami welcomes you to our office and appreciates the opportunity to provide you with the finest quality medical care. We believe in team work and although you may identify more with one of us, we may all, at some time attend you to your health needs. You will receive the benefit of our collective knowledge, experience, and professional skills.
We are nephrologists and consequently, we specialize in taking care of patients with hypertension and those whose kidneys does not function properly.
You may have been referred to us because of high blood pressure, abnormal kidney function,swelling, blood in the urine, or abnormalities of sodium, potassium, calcium, or water balance.
You may also come to see us because of kidney stones. We do not perform surgery and will try to correct or improve your problem, if possible with medication, diet or other means. If you have kidney failure and, despite all of our efforts, your kidneys cease to function, we will provide replacement therapy. We specialize in replacing the function of your kidneys through dialysis; and when appropriate will refer you for kidney transplant evaluation.
We are able to prescribe for both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). We are also able to prescribe for different variations of HD and PD to include: in-center conventional hemodialysis, in-center long-nocturnal hemodialysis, daily home hemo-dialysis, and automated peritoneal dialysis. We will try to locate a dialysis center in which we have privileges and is most convenient for you. Our goal is to offer you the best options in order to achieve the highest quality of life.
We all have undergone extensive training beyond medical school, which includes three years of training in Internal Medicine and two years of additional training in the subspeciality of Nephrology. We are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine In Nephrology. In addition, each of us maintains his skills with continuous study, including intensive educational updates and review courses.
Hours of Practice and Appointments
To schedule an appointment you may call during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday). We each have designated days in the office, although this may vary. We have four office locations for the convenience of our patients. If interested, ask about our West Kendall, Homestead, or Doral Office.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance,so another patient may have the opportunity to receive care at your appointed time. Please be on time, we will do our best to be prompt and to notify you in case of a delay or cancellation.
We try to return calls,as soon as possible.Calls received after 4pm will be returned the following business day.Please note,doctor calls will say “blocked” “private” or “no caller id”,please make sure you pick up to avoid important missed calls from your physician.
Problems Occurring After Hours Or On Holidays
If you have a serious problem that cannot wait until regular office hours, please call our answering service, and one of us will call you as soon as possible. If there is an emergency do not wait, go immediately to the emergency room of the nearest hospital and ask them to contact us.
Problems Occurring After Hours Or On Holidays
All prescriptions and authorizations for renewal should be requested during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday). If any referral is needed for your clinic visit, it is your responsibility to ensure it is available on the day of your visit. Unfortunately, if a referral is needed and not available you will not be seen on that day.
Fees and Payments
Reasonable fees are charged for all services rendered. We kindly request payment at the time service is given.
For any questions about your bill, please ask to speak to the office manager. If you are still not satisfied, do not hesitate to discuss this with your doctor
As a group, we are able to provide care in a more flexible, efficient, and comprehensive manner. We maintain privileges with several hospitals. If you have interest in any particular hospital, please ask about our privileges there.
Insurance Forms And Letters
Insurance forms will be completed as a service to you. There will be a charge for multiple insurance forms. We will file all Medicare charges directly to medicare.
It is your responsibility to pay any deductible amount, co-payments, co-insurance, or any other balance not paid by the insurance company.