|WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE
Thank you for choosing Ira Shafran, M.D. for your GI care. He is a
gastroenterologist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
and Gastroenterology, who has been providing the highest quality specialty
care in Central Florida since 1979. Dr. Shafran has been honored by the
1999 Guide to the Top Doctors as being one of the top Gastroenterologists
in Central Florida and among the 15,000 top-rated physicians in America.
This page will introduce our practice to you and make it easier for us
to serve your needs.
INSURANCE AND BILLING
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The specialty of Gastroenterology includes treatment of the following
symptoms and diseases:
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We are trained in the latest technologies of laser therapy, removing
colon polyps and treating gastrointestinal bleeding. One of our major concerns
is the prevention and early detections of colon polyps and cancer.
We are active on the staff of Florida Hospital Orlando.
The offices are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Appointments for consultations and follow-up care visits are available
between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We do procedures
in the outpatient facilities both at the Florida Hospital Endoscopy Suite
in the mornings, and at MNH Surgical Center in Maitland. Sigmoidoscopy
is done in our office. We respect your schedule and make every effort to
see you at the appointed time. If the doctor is delayed because of an emergency,
we will make every effort to inform you. We also appreciate the earliest
notification possible if you are unable to keep your appointment.
INSURANCE AND BILLING
We participate in Medicare and will file your Medicare and supplemental
claims for you. If you are a member of an HMO or PPO that we participate
in, we ask that you bring all necessary referral forms and your required
co-payment with you at the time of your visit. Payment for all other
consultations and office visits is expected at the time service is rendered.
We accept cash, personal checks, VISA, and MasterCard for your convenience.
As a courtesy, we will file your insurance for all procedures that are
performed. You will be required to pay any coinsurance and deductible amounts
prior to your procedure date. Our insurance department is available to
answer your questions from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling (407)629-8121.
For appointments call (407)629-8121. Out-of-state patients may use
our toll-free number (877) 4-GI-HEALTH/(877) 444-4325. Please allow 45-60
minutes for your initial consultation. Kindly bring with you any records,
laboratory tests and x-rays that might help us in evaluating your problem.
PRESCRIPTIONS / TELEPHONE
During office hours, our receptionists and medical assistants can help
you with routine questions and scheduling. Any call that requires the doctor's
attentions will be returned as soon as possible. Calls for prescription
refills need to be made during office hours. Please have ready the name
and dosage of the medication and your pharmacy's phone number. We are unable
to refill prescriptions at night or on weekends, since your medical records
are not readily available to our doctor on call. In general, we will not
approve refills if it has been more than one year since your last visit.
In the event of an emergency call (407)629-8121. The
doctor is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your care. After
office hours, leave a message with the answering service and the doctor
on call will respond.
As a patient, your medical record is strictly confidential. We will
not release any information to anyone without your written authorization.
Our practice concentrates exclusively on the subspecialty of Gastroenterology
and seldom sees general medicine patients.
A word of thanks for choosing us to provide your GI specialty care
and thanks to those of you who have recommended us to your family and friends.
We will continue to strive to provide the most expert care possible in
a professional, caring and courteous environment.
701 West Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, Fl 32789
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