your first visit
Are you ready to take the first step to a happier, healthier you? Welcome! We’re looking forward to meeting you.
If you will be coming to visit us for the first time, we ask that you take a moment to complete the necessary forms and print them out for your scheduled appointment. We work very hard to make sure all of our appointments start on time. Having your paperwork complete before you come in will help us do that.
Take a moment to review the forms below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ll be happy to assist you!
What to expect on your first visit:
Expect to spend 60-90 minutes at your initial consultation including check out time. During this time, Dr. Carrozzella will go over with you the intake forms you filled out prior to your visit to get a better understand about you and your medical history. All labs you bring with you will be reviewed, as well as any medications/supplements you already are prescribed. A personalized treatment plan will often involve further lab testing with either functional medicine labs or a conventional blood draw.
How to prepare:
- All new patient forms are required to be filled out prior to your initial visit and sent to your Patient Liaison
- Please bring a list of current medications
- Please bring the bottles of all vitamins/nutritional supplements so Dr. Carrozzella can evaluate all the ingredients they contain
Functional and hormonal medicine consultation services may or may not be covered by your insurance plan. Please check with your insurance prior to your visit. Our office will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, but we do not bill your insurance directly. Your insurance typically considers us an “out of network provider.” The Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness is not a participating provider in Medicare or Medicaid. Payment is due at the time of service.
Prior to your first visit, we will ask you to get some routine lab tests. It is possible your insurance will cover these tests. You can get your blood drawn in our office and we will send it to the lab your insurance prefers. Or we can provide you with a lab order and you can go directly to the lab.
Not all insurance covers all blood tests. We highly encourage you to check with your insurance prior to assuming your insurance will cover it. If your insurance does not cover the labs, the cost can be quite high. If you do not have insurance or your insurance will not cover your blood work, we offer affordable cash prices for labs. Please contact your Patient Liaison to find out more.
It is our goal to protect you from expensive lab bills. We can help before you get the labs. Unfortunately, once you get labs done, if insurance doesn’t cover it, there is not much we can do. Please be prepared.
In the event you are unable to keep your appointment, we request a 24-hour notice that so that we can accommodate other patients waiting for appointments. We understand unforeseen circumstances arise, but you may be charged a fee for missed appointments at the discretion of the practice.