Our Practice

Practice Overview

Some procedures done in the office include suturing of wounds, treatment of burns, and the removal of moles, warts and skin cancers. Other procedures done in the office include EKGs, ear lavages, spirometry, biopsies, blood work and other tests as recommended by our medical staff. Some medical problems may require consultation with a specialist in a particular field. If this becomes necessary, your physician will work with the specialist and continue to provide you with ongoing health care. The physician also admits patients to several nursing homes and hospitals..

See below for specific information on Office Hours, Appointments, After Hours, Referrals, Refills, Our Lab, Aesthetic Services, X-Ray and Hospitalization.

Office Hours

Our office hours are 8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Phones will be answered from 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Our phones will be on answering service during our lunch hour from 12:00-1:30 P.M. We encourage you to call during office hours when you have a question or problem. No problem is too small or insignificant.

Calling us early in the day will allow us to see you in the office and possibly avoid a visit to the ER later in the night. Your call may be referred to a medical assistant who works closely with your physician. They may answer your question or consult your provider. In order not to interrupt a patient's appointment time, the medical assistant/provider, will generally call you back during the lunch break or after office hours.

 

Appointments

Appointments are scheduled from 9:00 A,M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday. We have added evening hours on Thursday until 7 P.M. Office personnel will routinely inquire as to your problem in order to schedule time most efficiently.

    Office appointments should always be made for routine and non-emergency problems,. If you have a problem that requires immediate care, call the office and we will try to see you as soon as possible. At the time of your office visit, please bring your current medications. Occasionally emergency situations may delay your appointment time. We appreciate your patience in these situations.

After Hours

 Your physician or a physician associate covering the practice may be reached after hours through the answering service by calling our office number: 727-938-1908 and following the instructions given. We ask that your calls after hours be for an urgent or emergency situation. If the physician on call does not return your call within one hour, feel free to call the answering service again.

If you have a life threatening emergency you are encouraged to use the nearest emergency room where facilities are best suited for critical situations or call 911.

Referrals

Please allow at least 48-72 hours for a referral. Same day referrals will not be done unless it is an emergency.

Refills

Please ask your pharmacy to send us a request for your refill. Our fax number is (727) 938-8693. We ask that you call us before the last day of your prescription. Please allow 48 hours for a refill. No refills will be authorized on weekends or after regular business hours.

Lab

Most lab tests ordered can be performed in our office. If we do not have a contract with your insurance company, then we will forward the specimen(s) to your contracted lab. Labs are scheduled by appointment or with your office visit as ordered by your provider. Lab hours are 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:00am to 12 Noon on Friday.

Aesthetic Services

Our state-of-the-art Medi-Spa offers many aesthetic services. Laser hair removal, botox treatments and skin tightening are just some of the procedures offered. Please visit our Medi-Spa for a tour of the facilities and a complete list of services. Free consultations available by appointment.

X-Ray

X-rays are not available in this office. We will refer you to a facility that is convenient for you.

Hospitalization

Routine hospital admissions will be made by the physicians at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Dr. Carson is on courtesy staff at Morton Plant Mease Hospitals in Dunedin and Countryside. He is also on courtesy staff at Community Hospital in New Port Richey.If you are admitted to a hospital other than Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, you will be admitted to our hospitalist group.

Questions

For additional questions regarding our practice we invite you to call our office at 727-938-1908. For full contact details, please visit our Contact Page.