What to Know Before You Come

What to bring to your appointment See More Details

Please bring the following with you to your appointment or surgery:

  • Your ID
  • Insurance card
  • Copies of x-rays or MRI scans related to your current condition
  • A referral number, if required, by your health insurance company.
Professional Fees See More Details

Our fees are based on the services performed by our physicians. Payment is expected at the time of your visit with us and can be made with cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit cards. Should payment be a cause of financial concern for you, arrangements can be made in advance with one of our patient account representatives.

Referrals See More Details

Some insurance companies require a referral from your primary care physician before seeing a specialist. If your insurance carrier requires a referral, please make sure you have obtained this referral number prior to your appointment.

Insurance Co-Payments & Deductibles See More Details

Our physician specialists have arrangements with several insurance plans for direct payment of your medical costs to Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Insurance co-payments & deductibles are due at the time of the visit. Because participation with insurance carriers changes periodically, please contact the office if your insurance carrier is not listed.

Fort Lauderdale Ortho Insurance Carriers

Aetna See More Details
  • Gated Health Benefit Products
    • HMO
    • QPOS
    • Elect Choice
    • POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Select
  • Non-Gated Health Benefit Product
    • Open Choice PPO
    • National Advantage
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Golden Medicare Plan
    • Aetna Golden Choice Plan
  • Aetna Align Networks
  • Includes Aetna FL W/C
Avmed See More Details
  • Commercial HMO
  • Self-Funded
  • POS
  • Choice
  • Avmed Medicare Advantage
  • Healthcare Exchange: Engage & Empower
BCBS See More Details
  • (non-par with Blue Select HMO)
  • BCBS Health Options
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • Simply Blue HMO
  • Healthcare Exchange
CIGNA See More Details
  • Cigna Local Plus Network
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Health Springs 95%
  • Cigna Connect Network
Coventry See More Details
  • Commercial HMO
  • Commercial POS / Open Access
  • Self-Insured
  • PPO
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage
  • First Health Network
  • Carelink Healthcare Exchange
  • Includes Conventry W/C Network
Doctors Healthcare Plans See More Details
  • Broward & Dade
Humana See More Details
  • N/A for Pain Management
  • Commercial PPO
  • Commercial HMO
  • Commercial POS
  • Commercial EPO
  • Medicare PPO
  • Medicare POS
  • Medicare Network PFFS Plans
  • Medicare HMO
  • Humana Family – Medicaid HMO
  • Traditional Plans
  • Commercial HUMx Plans
  • NON-Par w/ Huaman Gold
Medicare See More Details
  • Part B
Molina See More Details
  • Medicare Advantage
  • MA-SNP
  • Marketplace Plans
Multiplan (PHCS) See More Details
  • Includes W/C Network
Preferred Care Network See More Details
  • Miami Dade County Only
  • Not for Pain Management
Preferred Care Partners See More Details
  • Not for Pain Management
Simply Healthcare See More Details
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Health Alliance
United Health Care See More Details
  • Options PPO
  • UHC Medicare Advantage
  • Healthcare Exchange: Compass, Navigte & Core
Work Comp See More Details
  • Aetna
  • Choice/Genex Provider Network
  • Corvel
  • Coventry
  • Dimension
  • Encompass
  • Heritage/Summit
  • Prime Health Services PHS Tier II
  • Procura
  • Multiplan
  • One Call
  • One Net
  • Rockport
  • Summit
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Medical Fee Responsibilities

Please note that very few insurance companies pay all the costs associated with your medical care. Most will have some type of deductibles, co-pays, or other guidelines. Nevertheless, the entire medical fee is your responsibility.

We do file insurance claims with most insurance carriers. However, our contract to provide your medical care is with you and not your insurance company. Therefore, you are responsible for full payment of your account with us for whatever your insurance does not cover. Not all insurance companies send your benefit payment directly to us. Consequently, you may be asked to pay for your office visits at the time of your appointment with us. All co-payments required by your insurance company must be paid at the time of your visit with us.

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Work Related Injuries

Insurance companies require that you report work-related injuries to your employer before you seek medical attention. All medical care and treatment must receive prior authorization by the employer or the workers’ compensation carrier.

Get your life back. Make an appointment with one of Broward County’s leading orthopaedic specialists by calling Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today at (954) 764-8033. Or make an appointment online using our convenient “Request an Appointment” form.

Our Doctors

Our team of physicians are certified orthopaedic surgeons with diverse education and training ranging from Yale, Florida State, Penn State, University of Miami, Stanford, Northwestern, and Harvard. Our mission is about using our diverse training to bring the best care to each and every patient. With a focus on cutting-edge care to help you regain your orthopedic health, our team puts the focus on you, the patient, which drives us as a practice.

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Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Certified Orthopaedic Physicians Assistant

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