General Questions About Medfusion Family Practice

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are currently accepting and welcome new patients.  If you think you may wish to transfer your medical care to us, please either register on-line or stop by our office to get acquainted with us.

What medical services do you offer?

Please refer to our Services link for a complete listing of all of our services.

What types of health care providers do you have on staff?

Our health care providers and specialists are all stateside trained and have extensive experience and expertise in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Women's Health, and Psychological Counseling. 

Please refer to Our Providers link for a complete listing of all our providers.

Do you treat children?

Absolutely.  We have a Board Certified Pediatrician, a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), as well as Family Doctors with extensive experience and interest in both primary pediatrics and infectious diseases of children.

Do you treat diabetes?

Yes, our Board Certified Internist, Pediatrician, and Family Doctors all have extensive experience and expertise treating both Type I and Type 2 diabetes.

Do you perform surgical procedures?

Yes.  In our office we are capable of performing repair of lacerations, superficial skin biopsies, mole removal, cyst removal, abscess drainage, radiofrequency surgery, cryosurgery, and diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.

Can you diagnose and treat skin cancers and diseases of the skin?

Yes.  Our physician staff has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of pre-cancerous and cancerous skin problems.

Do you do routine GYN care, including PAP tests?

Yes. All of our providers have extensive experience and interest in Women's Health Care.  In addition, all of our Family Practitioner's have training and perform basic gynecological care including PAP smears, infections as well as routine Well Women's Examinations.

Can you see my entire family?

Yes, in fact, our office takes great pride in the ability to take care of your entire family for most of their health care needs — from newborns to the elderly.

What should I bring to my appointment?

All patients should bring applicable insurance information, some form of photo ID, acceptable payment (cash, personal check, VISA, MC, AMEX), as well as a list of any medications they are currently taking.

Do you accept walk-in patients?

Yes, we welcome walk-in patients and urgent care patients.  We will do our best to fit you into the schedule on a timely basis.  If you are not having an urgent medical problem we strongly recommend that you call our office first in order to schedule an appointment.

What are your hours of operation?

Our scheduled office hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday - 8am to 5pm

Our health care providers are available 24/7 - 365 days a year.  For instruction on how to reach a provider, on-call please see the next section.

Do you have health care providers on call for after-hours medical care and phone consultations?

We are available at both locations for after-hours medical care and phone consultation for all your health care needs. We offer hotel, home, rental villa as well as after hours office visits.  A health care provider is on call 24/7 - 365 days a year including holidays.  To schedule an after-hours or concierge medical consultation, please call 912-333-7000 or any of our office phone numbers for instructions on how to reach the on-call provider.

How do I get my lab and test results?

Most routine lab and test results are reported back to us within 3-4 days when done through our reference laboratory.  Pathology reports and PAP smears can take up to two weeks.  Once we have received the reports, they are processed and sent to your doctor for review and follow up.  In general, your physician will either call you personally or instruct one of our professional staff to communicate the results to you.

If, after 5 days you have NOT yet heard or been given the results of your routine labs, or after 2 weeks for PAP and pathology results, please contact us and we should be able to provide you with the status of your test results.

Who does your laboratory work and where is it processed?

Most of our simple laboratory tests including urine analysis, blood counts, microscopic exams, and rapid tests for pregnancy, influenza and strep are done in our office laboratory.

Our practice has an affiliation with Quest Diagnostics - one of the best, most highly regarded and professional reference laboratories worldwide.  All our out-of-office laboratory work, including PAP tests and biopsies, are sent by FedEx courier daily from our office to Miami.  We typically have accurate and reference quality results transmitted back to us within 24-72 hours, and PAP smears and dermatopathology reports from biopsies within 1-2 weeks.