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New Patient Information

We welcome new patients for consultations with our cardiologists, for diagnostic evaluation, and for medical treatment.

You may contact us directly or through a referring physician. Please make sure to forward copies of your medical records from other physicians before your first appointment, which will be set for the earliest time and date possible.

What to do before your first appointment
Please fill out all documents contained in the New Patient Packet below.

Arrive approximately 15 minutes early to allow for parking and timely arrival.

Bring your medical records (or make sure that we have received them), a list of all medicines you are presently taking (include all herbal and over the counter medication) and your health insurance card(s).

Please bring your insurance card(s) on each subsequent appointment.

***(If you are filling out forms online, we request that you would fill them out at least 3 days prior to your appointment. )

 

New Patient Packet

(These forms are for physician appointments only not diagnostic testingAll forms are in this single packet and are editable and easy to fill out from your computer or mobile device..  

It will take approximately 15 minutes to fill out all forms. Please fill out all required and applicable fields and sign all forms at one time. When you have finished please click on yellow Confirm Signing tab on the left side of the page to send the form to our office. Forms can not be saved to come back to later. If you exit the page prior to completing all forms, you will have to start all over.

 Tips for successfully completing the forms,

  • After clicking on the yellow Start button, continue to click on the yellow Next, or Fill In button on the left hand side to go to the next required field.
  • Fill out all required fields. Required fields are the RED boxes.
  • Not all fields are required, but the program may just over fields you would like to add something to. You may scroll back or up to fill anything in that got missed.
  • Click the yellow Next button to take you to the next required field.
  • When initialing the phone numbers page, initial all even if they are blank.
  • After you have filled in all required fields and other necessary fields, you should see the yellow Confirm Signing button on the left side. Click that button to finish and the forms will be sent to us.
  • If you don’t seem to get to the Confirm Signing button, a required field is missing and you need to click the Next button to go back to the field.
  • Do not exit the page before you’re finished or they will not be sent to us.

 

  • Please have all of your insurance cards, medication names and all other information in front of you before you start. You will have 16 minutes to fill out all forms before the site times out and you have to start over.

Click on the link below to get started filling out forms.

 New Patient Packet Forms

Release of Medical Information Form
If you would like SDCA to either send your medical information to a specific entity OR request your medical information from another provider, please fill out and sign this form. Please be sure to indicate if records are to be released from our practice OR if records are to be obtained for your cardiologist’s review.  Click on the link below to fill out and sign the form. Make sure to click on the Finish button when the form is complete and it will be automatically be set to our Medical Records Department.

Release of Medical Information Form

If you are a new patient of Susan Buckley RD the Dietitian, please click below to down load the New Patient Nutrition Consultation form. (Only fill this out if you have a scheduled appointment with the Dietitian) Please bring it with you to your appointment.

 

Appointment Scheduling
We encourage you to make your appointments as far in advance as possible. We recognize the importance of your time and will make every effort to meet your scheduled appointment. We ask your understanding when medical emergencies may occasionally cause us to delay or reschedule your appointment.

You may email us to request appointments. Please be aware that this is not a secure form of communication and private medical information should not be shared. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Cancellations
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. If you must cancel your appointment due to last-minute unforeseen circumstances, please let us know immediately.

Office Hours
South Denver Cardiology Associates office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our telephone number is (303) 744-1065. We are available to take calls directly at this number during normal business hours.

Telephone Calls
Our switchboard operator will direct your call to the appropriate person during our normal office hours. Please be prepared to tell the operator which person or department you wish to speak with and the nature of your call so that it will be properly directed.

If your call is prompted by pain, acute discomfort, or feel the situation warrants an immediate response, please give the operator specific details so we can respond accordingly. If your call is not an emergency, the operator may forward you to the voice mail of the appropriate person. When leaving a message, please spell your name and give your phone number. Please be aware that our physicians are generally not available by phone. If you have a medical question, you will be directed to our nursing staff.

After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays
There is always a physician on call when our office is closed. However, we request that you make your calls for appointments or other routine business during normal business hours. If you need to make a call after hours to contact one of the doctors, our answering service will help you reach the physician on call. Please instruct the answering service that you wish to speak with the doctor on duty and leave your number. The doctor will respond as quickly as possible. Be prepared to accurately describe your problem and list the medicines you are taking.

In case of an emergency, call 911 to dispatch an ambulance. Our practice admits to the following hospitals:

  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • HealthOne Swedish Medical Center
  • Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

 

Once you are admitted to the hospital, the emergency room staff will notify the South Denver cardiologist on call.

South Denver Cardiology Associates office is closed on the following holidays:

  • January 1 – New Years Day
  • Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • First Monday in September – Labor Day
  • Last Thursday in November – Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

 

Billing, Insurance, and Credit Information
Our business office representatives are always available to assist you with any questions you may have. Our business office telephone number is (303) 715-2244. We encourage you to bring any special needs to our attention. We’re here to help you!

Please bring all pertinent insurance information and your insurance cards with you on each visit to our office. We will provide you a charge ticket at each visit so that you can retain a record of all fees and services rendered that day.

Should your insurance carrier withhold payment or partial payment of your claim for any reason, we will be glad to assist you in obtaining an explanation from them. However, we cannot guarantee payment of your claim. Also, we cannot be responsible for negotiating fees or claims with insurance companies or any other entity. Patients are responsible for payment of medical care within a reasonable time, regardless of the status of the claim.
If circumstances warrant an extended payment plan, our business office representative is available to assist you with such arrangements. Please contact the office prior to your appointment.

You will receive a monthly-itemized statement showing all charges up to and including the current month. These statements will cover all services provided, both in our office, and at the hospital. All patients with a current balance will continue to receive monthly statements until the account is cleared. A reminder: Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you for each visit to our office. Please notify us if your address, telephone number or insurance carrier changes at any time. Please be sure any necessary referrals are valid.

Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, and PPOs
South Denver Cardiology Associates participates with Medicare and Medicaid patients, as well as those individuals with private insurance We also participate in most HMO and PPO Plans. Please contact our office to verify our participation in your plan.

Non-US Residents and Patients without Insurance
Please contact the business office prior to your visit so that we can discuss special arrangements regarding your account.