Privacy Policy and Patient Rights

Because we understand that you always have a choice when it comes to selecting your healthcare providers, First Choice Medical Group is committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards and following best industry practices to ensure that we always remain 100% compliant with state and federal laws governing healthcare delivery.  In this regard, we will not divulge, disclose or communicate any information in connection with our patients unless required as a matter of law.  Moreover, we will act reasonably to always protect such information and treat it as strictly confidential.

 
Patient Rights & Responsibilities

 As a valued patient of First Choice Medical Group, YOU have the right...

 

  • To receive courteous, compassionate and considerate care regardless of your nationality, race, creed, color, age, economic status, sex or lifestyle.

 

  • To get complete and current information about your illness and treatment and the names of those on your care team who are responsible for your care.

 

  • To be given all the information you need before the start of each procedure or treatment legally requiring informed consent.  This information will include an explantation of the recommended procedure, alternatives and any risks involved.

 

  • To receive care and personal attention in a clean, soothing and pleasant clinical environment.

 

  • To be given a reasonable estimate of the cost of your care.

 

  • To expect our office to protect your private health information and use sound judgement when disclosing it for treatment, payment and our healthcare operations.

 

  • To receive, upon request, a copy of our complete notice of information practices.

 

As a valued patient of First Choice Medical Group, YOU have the responsibility...

 

  • To make full and complete disclosure of your medical history and symptoms before and during your course of treatment.

 

  • To keep your doctors appointments.  When you are unable to do so for any reason, you will make every effort to call our office to cancel in advanced of your scheduled appointment and reschedule, accordingly.

 

  • To make a concerted effort to understand your health problems and become an active participant on your own care team, which is comprised of your professional healthcare providers, your family members and YOU.  This includes having the right to refuse treatment.

 

  • To cooperate fully with the people caring for you and to respect the rights of other patients.

 

  • To furnish information necessary to determine your ability to pay for the services provided and to pay those charges to the extent of your ability.


Click here to review our HIPPA Notice of Privacy Policy.

First Choice Medical Group

General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology and Interventional Pain Management in Melbourne, Fl and Viera, Fl

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS, and Richard P. Newman, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 

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First Choice Medical Group

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS, and Richard P. Newman, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 


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Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Affiliations

Affiliations
  • Crane Creek Surgery Center

    2222 South Harbor City Boulevard, Suite 540

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone:  321-541-1776

     

    Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital

    701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway

    Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

    Main Phone:  321-799-7111

     

    Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

    1350 South Hickory Street

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7000

     

    Health First Palm Bay Hospital

    1425 Malabar Road, Northeast

    Palm Bay, Florida 32907

    Main Phone: 321-434-8000

     

    Health First Viera Hospital

    8745 North Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32940

    Main Phone: 321-434-9000

     

    Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center

    1035 South Apollo Boulevard

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7216

     

    Melbourne Surgery Center

    95 Bull Dog Boulevard, Suite 104

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-729-9493

     

    Sebastian River Medical Center

    13695 US Highway 1

    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Main Phone: 772-589-3186

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne

    250 N. Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32935

    Main Phone: 321-752-1200

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge

    110 Longwood Avenue

    Rockledge, Florida 32955

    Main Phone: 321-636-2211

Insurance

At First Choice Medical Group, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

Aetna
AmeriGroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Choice Care Network
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
Coventry Health Care
GHI
HealthEase
HealthFirst (NY-NJ)
Humana
Multiplan PHCS
POMCO
Tricare
United Healthcare
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