What to Expect
Here is what to expect when coming in for your first appointment at Labrador Primary Care Center:
At Labrador Primary Care Center, our entire team is dedicated to helping our patients live their healthiest lives. We can only do that if we have a healthy relationship with you! In order to better meet your healthcare needs, we have multiple Providers available. This allows you to get an appointment as soon as possible. There will be times when your face-to-face visit is with a Provider other than the Physician you are assigned to. It is important to know that both Dr. Labrador and Dr. McCoy provide on-site supervision to all of our Providers.
We promise to do our best to always be prepared for your appointment and to provide the best care possible to you. Here are some ways you can help us make sure your visit is as easy as possible:
Come prepared for your visit: Write down details of your health concerns or expectations moving forward so the provider can make an informed decision that is best for you at the time of the visit.
Make sure you include the things you would like to go over with your doctor, your symptoms including when they started and the severity, as well as a list of all medications and supplements you are currently taking including your dosage. Keeping a medical journal is highly recommended.
Bring all of your medication bottles: It is important to keep up with changes in medications and how you take them, therefore bringing in the original prescription bottles is the safest way to ensure we have the most current information regarding your medication.
Leave the financial questions to the experts: If you have a question regarding your bill or your insurance, please call the office prior to your appointment. Our staff would be happy to answer any of these questions. By addressing these concerns ahead of time, the provider can spend the entire scheduled visit on your healthcare.
Other financial things to note before your appointment:
- Know your copay
- Know your deductible
- We don’t accept every insurance – call us if you are unsure if we accept yours or you may be liable for the cost of your visit
We are more than happy to help you with your financial concerns. Please call our office ahead of your appointment at (727) 381-8006 to speak with one of our team members.
Make sure we have your most current demographic information on file. For instance, if your insurance changed to one we do not accept, you may end up with a bill. Or, if we have the wrong contact information for you, we are unable to provide test results in a timely manner. We will do our best to make sure we have the most accurate information but here are some things to let us know when you schedule an appointment:
- If you were recently married or divorced
- If your insurance changed
- If you have moved to a new address
- If you have a new phone number
Lab / Blood draw station: We are pleased to provide phlebotomy services for your convenience. Since we are not an actual Laboratory and do not process any bloodwork, we are unable to determine your out of pocket expense. Alternatively, blood draws can always be done at a local lab; we would be happy to provide you a written order.
PRE-OP labs – please obtain lab orders directly from the surgeon/ordering physician. Arrive to the office 15 minutes before our appointment time. (NEW patient appointments, arrive at least 30 minutes early)
Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel an upcoming appointment. By arriving early; it allows the receptionist time to get you checked in and verify all your information, so this does not cut into your time with your provider. We want to treat all the patients we can, so if you are unable to make it, please allow us the time to call one of our patients that are waiting to come in sooner. There is an automatic $35 fee assessed to any provider appointment that is not canceled within 24 hours of appointment time. This practice does not prescribe opioids or pain management medications: If you suffer from chronic pain, we will refer you to a Pain Management Specialist who can manage these types of medications.
About Labrador Primary Care Center: Our medical practice is truly patient centered. You are the reason we are here! Our goal is to help you feel better mentally, physically and spiritually. Our primary tools are listening to you sensitively, examining you carefully, and then discussing with you thoroughly, our opinions and your options. We see healthcare as both a science and an art.
Booking An Appointment
If you wish to make an appointment, you can call our offices at (727) 381-8006.
- ALL NEW PATIENT FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time
- Bring insurance cards
- Bring your ID
- Bring all current medications
Once you are an established patient, if you need a same-day appointment we will try to accommodate whenever possible. Labrador Primary Care Center is not a walk-in clinic, thus we do require you to make an appointment.