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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 explanation 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 judgment 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 doctor’s appointments.  When you are unable to do so for any reason, you will make every effort to call our office to cancel in advance 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.

Dr. Harrison is an amazing person and doctor he takes is time with his patient

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Amber M. Healthgrades

Exceedingly Exceptional Experience.

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Richard Jordan RateMDs

Amazing Doctor, trustworthy

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Verified Patient Vitals

Dr. Harrison is great! I reccomend him to everyone in the Melb area.

★★★★★
Matt Ditzel Vitals

Dr Harrison is amazing and the environment is pleasant

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Verified Patient Vitals

Very caring and know what they are doing, Would recommend them to anyone.

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S. Wilson Vitals

Dr Harrison is my HERO! I guess miracles do happen!

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Tammy O. Healthgrades

Dr Sands changed my life! No more pain after years of suffering!

★★★★★
Verified Patient Vitals

This Dr. is so far above any I have met.

★★★★★
Joel D. Healthgrades

Great Orthopedic Surgeon

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Verified Patient RateMDs

To me, this is an outstanding surgeon. I have full trust in this Doctor.

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Gary Hauge Vitals

First Choice Medical Group

Florida Space Coast's Largest Orthopaedic Medical Center of Excellence located in Melbourne, FL.

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints. There are many different types of arthritis each with its own specific symptoms.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a high-tech surgical procedure that is as minimally invasive as possible. It allows the surgeon to see and access the knee joint without having to create a major incision.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to compression of the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause both pain and motion issues in people. 

Fractures

A bone fracture is also known as a bone break. Essentially, a fracture refers to any break in bone continuity.

Herniated Disc

Disc herniation occurs when a spinal disc is damaged. When the disc is damaged, the inner contents begin leaking out.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is a surgery performed on severely damaged or diseased portions of the hip joint.

Joint Injections

Joint injections like Hyalgan are used for pain relief in osteoarthritis patients. This type of treatment can provide effective relief, even if other treatments have failed in the past.

Joint Pain

Just as the name implies, joint pain means pain in the body's joints. When the cartilage wears away over time or is displaced for any other reason, the joints can no longer move smoothly because the joint is directly in contact with other bone.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery will replace a heavily damaged joint with a custom-fitted new joint crafted from biocompatible metal and plastic.

Knee Surgery

Knee surgery may be needed for many different reasons. Torn ligaments within the knee, tendon injuries, fractures, meniscal tears, and the wearing away of cartilage are all common reasons that people may need knee surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

There are a number of different orthopaedic surgeries that are commonly performed. These include rotator cuff repair, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder replacements, knee replacements, and much more.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff repair surgery is designed to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder dislocation, shoulder sprain, tears in the rotator cuff, bone fractures, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis shoulder pain are all common.

Sports Injury

ACL tears, fractures, groin pulls, strained hamstrings, tennis elbow, and shin splints are just a few of the many common sports injuries that sports medicine specialists treat today.

Sports Medicine

A sports medicine doctor specializes in treating nearly any condition that is associated with sports or physical activity injury.

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
Humana
Multiplan PHCS
POMCO
Tricare
United Healthcare

Patient Success Testimonials

"Dr Lombardo and the office staff were professional, courteous and friendly."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"The surgery and follow up went smoothly. I had no issues or problems."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"They are always punctual and return calls and treat you with great respect."

ANGELA DALE

"I found him to be very accurate with my diagnosis, and even found other things wrong that most doctors' didn't find."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Gave me confidence in him and in my ability to have a good experience in surgery recovery.. Was a great experience if a knee replacement can have one..highly recommend."

ELIZABETH THORNS

"I have been a Happy patient of Dr. Lombardo 22+ Years!! Now my Back is very bad and he told me to have Dr Saucedo help me, and He DID!"

FRAN BAKER

"Dr. Lombardo had me walking. I could have lost my legs in the accident and my quality of life was compromised since walking was an issue. I can't thank him enough. "

KATHY DEVERCELLY

"There are many orthopedic doctors in Brevard county & Dr. Lombardo is the very best one w/ out a doubt. He is very sports oriented & thus has a great deal of knowledge."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Dr. V was very thorough in exam, and X-rays. Explained diagnosis and options for treatment. Very pleased."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"I underwent bilateral knee replacement and could not be happier with the results. I am feeling great. I recovered faster than I though I would. I love Dr. Lombardo."

SS - VERIFIED PATIENT

"I would recommend him to anyone. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is an amazing surgeon."

SYDNEY STEPHAN

"Dr. Vliegenthart saved my left arm back in 1988. He corrected a botched surgery that almost cost me use and or loss of."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Listened to all of my concerns and is working with me to avoid surgery. I definitely found the right doctor for me."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"I was involved in an auto accident and I have gotten great relief from facet blocks."

SC - VERIFIED PATIENT

"Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."

COURTNEY

"HE did the surgery with a plate and 9 screws. I had my follow up care...and the surgeons were impressed with his work. I recovered well enough to be back on the job"

LORI G.

"By week three, no pain at all. I don't know how that was even possible, but all I can say is Dr. Harrison is my HERO!"

TAMMY O.

"I have already had a great experience....we chose the right office, very impressed"

VERIFIED PATIENT

"He operated on my husband and now he is up and moving again. His assistant Brittney is adorable she is so sweet and helpful great staff all around."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Excellent orthopedic doctor . I had a full knee replacement and could not be more pleased with the results .Thrilled he is back in the area."

MARY LEBRUN

"Dr. Sands is an awesome Dr. He is very nice, he explains everything, listened to my concerns & took plenty of time for me."

LOUISE LEINTZ

LOCATION

First Choice Medical Group
709 South Harbor City Blvd, #100
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-802-5850

OFFICE HOURS

For appointment or questions, call

321-802-5850
Contact us today.

First Choice Medical Group