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 an electronic request for your refill. We ask that you allow 48 to 72 hours for a refill. No refills will be authorized on weekends or after regular business hours.

Lab

Many 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 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.

Patient Portal

Carson Family Care Center provides this site in partnership with e-MDs for the exclusive use of its established patients. The patient portal is designed to enhance patient-physician communications. All users must be established by a previous office visit. Once you sign up we will send you an email notification that tells you how to log in for the first time. We need to make sure we have your correct email address and you MUST inform us if it ever changes. If you forget your password, please use the "forgot password" option on the portal or call our office.

Hospitalization

Routine hospital admissions will be made by the physicians (Dr. Smith, Dr. Thomas Carson and Dr. Brandy Roose) at Florida Hospital North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs. Dr. Thomas Carson is on courtesy staff at Mease Hospitals (BayCare) in Dunedin and Countryside. Dr. Thomas Carson, Dr. Elizabeth Carson and Dr. Brandy Roose are on courtesy staff at Medical Center of Trinity. If you are admitted to a hospital other than Florida Hospital North Pinellas, you will be admitted to a Hospitalist group at Florida Hospital North Pinellas sometimes covers our practice also.

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.