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Medical Records & Privacy
Your medical record is at the core of your healthcare experience.  It is what allows your providers to document your medical and social history, your current or recent symptoms and the appropriate plan of care.  The information contained in your medical record is confidential.

We value the privacy and confidentiality of our patient's medical records and will only share information with those individuals or entities you have granted permission or which we are required to by law. You can choose to allow anyone you wish to have access to your medical information, such as a spouse, caretaker or family member by filling out a medical records release.

If you have questions about your medical record we encourage you to speak with your physician or a member of his or her team.

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding medical records.

How can I obtain a copy of my medical records?
In order to receive a copy of your medical records you must complete and return a Medical Records Release.  Please be SPECIFIC as to what records you are requesting and from which provider so that we may process your request quickly and correctly.  While most requests generally take a week or less to receive, please allow up to 30 days.

You may also review your records in person by appointment only.  Contact your doctor's office for more information.

I need my records sent to (my home, another provider, a hospital, my worker's compensation adjuster), can you do that?
Yes!  We are able to send your records anywhere you request them to be sent.  Postage or other fees may apply.

Does it cost anything to receive a copy of my medical records?
You may be charged up to $1.00 per page for your medical records.  However, if records are being requested by another treating physician we will typically provide the first copy at no charge.  Copies provided to worker's compensation case adjusters, attorneys or others may incur a fee of up to $1.00 per page plus postage, or as allowed by Florida law.

I've been referred by another physician.  Can you obtain my old records?
Yes.  Your doctor or a member of his or her team may ask you to complete a Medical Records release and submit it to your previous or referring physician if you didn't bring your medical records with you.  We can fax it to that doctor's office on your behalf or you can take it with you.

How is my privacy protected?
We take your privacy very seriously.  We will never share information with anyone whom you have not given us permission unless allowed by Florida law. This includes spouses, family members and friends.  At any time you may request from your provider a copy of our HIPAA notice (or click here to view a printable version)

How do I allow my (spouse/friend/family member) to be able to get information about my medical care?
You may request a Medical Records release or provide a written statement to our office indicating what information is okay to share.  We will not share any information to friends, family members or anyone with whom you have not given us permission or as permitted by law.

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