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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 Orthopaedics 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 Orthopaedics, 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 Orthopaedics, 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.

First Choice Medical Group

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


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. 


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.

Orthopaedic 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.


At First Choice Orthopaedics, 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.

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"All I can say is I had an amazing experience. The staff was very friendly explained all the processes I need to go through and really help me out. I didn’t have to wait long and the appointment didn’t take long all in all I would recommend this place to anybody."

David G.

"I would like to thank everyone for their smiles and attitudes. They were great! The front desk so helpful as always. Thank you all."

Edward H.

"They have the BEST office staff and surgeons I have ever had, and I have had ALOT! I will be going back again to have my other knee replaced as soon as this one heals. So happy I found this doctors office, could not ask for any better care then they have given me already."

Jackie R.

"Everybody is courteous concerned educated and sticks to the task at hand. The therapists are always asking questions to evaluate your progress and to keep moving you forward .I look forward to the new exercises for me to do and the progress I make through my effort and time spent in physical therapy."

John S.

"100 percent the best medical place I’ve been. I didn’t wait more than 5 minutes to be called in. My PA is very knowledgeable and helpful. I received X-rays, an MRI, and diagnoses all in one day. Then I received a treatment plan the following week. 10/10. Couldn’t ask for a better visit."

Susan S.

"Dr Vliegenhart and Valerie are both amazing! They work so well together and have helped me tremendously with my back issues. Very professional and do everything they can to help you and find the best solution for the issues you have. I’m very grateful."

Nicole S.

"I have been going to First Choice Orthopaedics for about 7 years now and do highly recommend them. From the front desk to all nurses, doctors and all the other medical professionals are top in caring for their patients and the patients’ families."

Alan W.


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




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