Welcome to Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics of South Florida!
In order to serve you best, please, review our policies and procedures. The documentation we require is vital in providing you with comprehensive and coordinated care. Reading this letter and accompanying documents and completion of the online forms indicate agreement with our office policies.
The online form must be completed at least 48 hours prior to your first office visit. Completion of these forms indicates that you have read, reviewed and are in agreement with our HIPPA compliant privacy practices as stated below:
I have reviewed the Privacy Practices for Judith Aronson-Ramos, M.D. and understand a copy is available in her office and on her Website for me to review at all times. >This is also to acknowledge that I authorize Dr. Aronson-Ramos and staff to:
To communicate with me by email regarding appointments. Other email communications can be conducted at the patient’s discretion. However confidentiality of email communications beyond typical and customary safeguards cannot be guaranteed and email should be used with discretion. Urgent matters or emergencies should never be communicated via email. Additionally email is not a substitute for face to face communication or phone calls when necessary.
To use a secure encrypted online scheduling program to schedule appointments. I understand that I do not reply to automated office reminders.
I also understand that office updates and general information will be posted on the website available for me to review at all times.
A copy of the Privacy Practices for Dr. Aronson-Ramos is available here and in the office.
If I do not agree with any of the above I will communicate this directly with the office staff.
You will be provided with an invoice at the time of your visit, which you can use to file a claim with your insurance company if you choose to do so. However, we cannot guarantee your insurance company will reimburse you. Generally we spend considerably more time with our patients than insurance companies permit. In this fee for service practice you are responsible for payment in full at the time of your visit. If our policies should change and we accept your insurance, you will be notified at your office visit. Dr. Aronson-Ramos is a provider on some insurance plans only through her clinical activities at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Though your insurance company may list Dr. Aronson-Ramos as a provider, this is not for services rendered in her private practice.
We also ask that you please notify us of any changes in address, phone numbers, email or medical status during your or your child’s treatment. This is vital to maintaining excellent communication between us. Appointment cancellations require 24 hours notice or you will be financially responsible for the visit. Changes in office policy and procedures will be posted on the website. It is recommended that you check it prior to any scheduled visits for information and/or updates.
If there is a true after hour’s emergency you should always first contact 911. If there is an urgent matter and you feel you need to speak to the doctor immediately you can contact Dr Aronson-Ramos at 561-901-3965. Please note our office is closed on Fridays, non-urgent calls after that time will be answered the next business day. Friday and Saturday appointments are available by special request only.All medication refills, appointments, and non-urgent matters should be addressed during regular business hours Mon-Thurs 8:30-5. We do appreciate 24 hours notice for all refill requests. If your have any questions regarding the above information please let us know.
Welcome to our practice!
Judith Aronson-Ramos, M.D. & Staff
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics of South Florida
Updated June 1, 2012