How can I make an appointment with your office?
Appointments can be made by calling our office at 772-335-5300 to schedule an appointment in Port St. Lucie or call 772-283-5500 for an appointment in Stuart. If you are an established patient you can send us a request through the secure Patient Portal.
Thank you for choosing Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center we look forward to taking care of your orthopaedic needs!
Should I arrive early for my appointment if I am a new patient?
Yes. If you are a new patient with our office, please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier to allow time to complete your paperwork. Or take advantage of the convenience on-line patient forms on this website, and complete at your leisure at home prior to arriving for your appointment.
What should I bring with me when I come in for an appointment?
Please bring the following items with you to your appointment
- Driver’s license or a form of a picture ID
- Copies of Medical Records, previous x-rays, MRI, and/or CAT scan
- Insurance Cards
If applicable, Patient forms printed from the website
Can x-rays be taken at your office?
Yes, both locations have on-site digital x-ray equipment.
How do I receive copies of my medical records, x-rays or MRI's?
Please contact our office 24 hours in advance and speak with the receptionist to request your medical records. You can come into the office and complete a Medical Records Release Form or complete the form online by printing fromour "Patient Forms" button on right hand side.
Medical Records are not processed in our office. The Medical Release Form will be forwarded to Bactes, the medical records company.
Please allow up to two weeks for processing of records and/or copies of MRI / X-Ray CD's.
Prior to your records being mailed to you, Bactes will forward you an invoice and once payment is recieved, your records will be mailed to you.
**Please note that there is NO charge when a physician's office requests your medical records.
Will I see a PA (Physician Assistant)?
Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center would like to inform our patients that our practice employs Physician Assistants to help provide orthopaedic care to the patients in our community. During your visit you may be seen by one of these highly trained Physician Assistants. This is due, in part, to recent changes in Healthcare and Insurance Organizations’ attempt at managing physicians and specialists’ efficiency. These changes in summary are all due in part to the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare.
Physician Assistants (PA) are licensed healthcare professionals whom practice medicine with a physician’s supervision. As part of their responsibilities, PA’s conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive healthcare, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.
Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center has the following Physician Assistants as part of our medical team:
Thank you for choosing our practice for your orthopaedic care.