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Coastal Orthopedics is pleased to provide a wealth of online resources for patients. You can use our website to request an appointment, complete your registration and health history forms, learn about common orthopedic conditions and treatments, pay online, research financial information, and much more. We hope you find the online tools provided on our website useful, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

New patients must bring identification and insurance information. If the patient is under 18, a legal guardian must be present.

You will receive a link through text or email several days before your appointment to complete your online paperwork. If the forms are complete when you arrive, then you will only need to be here 10-15 minutes early. If the forms are not completed, please arrive 30-45 minutes early.

If you are a new patient and you completed the patient forms prior to your arrival, then you will only need to be here 10-15 minutes early. If you have not completed the forms, please arrive 30-45 minutes early.
Wear loose fitting clothing; the doctor must be able to examine the area without restriction.

If you are having a procedure, please plan to bring a companion with you as you may not be able to drive.

Bring a detailed list of medications, past medical history, doctor’s notes, x-rays, and MRIs.
Yes, you are responsible for co-pays and deductibles.

Many of our physicians work as a team with a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). In order to properly diagnose orthopedic injuries, we need updated imaging and diagnostic tests. In many circumstances, the PA or ARNP will see you for your first visit to order these tests and formulate a treatment plan with your physician.

Use ice for 10-15 minutes to relieve pain and to keep the swelling down.
You would only use heat for 10-15 minutes when the injury is no longer acute. Heat helps to restore range of motion and decrease soft tissue stiffness.

Maybe. Your provider will make a decision on whether a cast or a splint is the best for you. Severe fractures may require surgery.

We have X-Ray at all 3 Coastal Orthopedics offices that can be taken at the time of your appointment. We have MRI at our East Bradenton and West Bradenton offices, which require a separate appointment.

It is a good possibility that you may need restorative therapies. Coastal Orthopedics has physical and occupational therapy at all three of our locations.

At Coastal Orthopedics, we are committed to accommodating individuals who rely on service animals to navigate their daily lives. To maintain a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, we have established guidelines regarding the presence of service animals within our facilities.

Please be aware that while service animals are generally permitted in our offices, there are certain areas where they may not be able to accompany you. The presence of animals in such areas could compromise the integrity of our medical procedures and the safety of both patients and staff.

Furthermore, in accordance with Florida Statute 413.08(9), only service animals are recognized as permissible companions within our premises. Emotional support animals, while valued for their support, are not classified as service animals under the law and therefore cannot accompany individuals into our offices. Misrepresenting an animal as a service animal when it is not, qualifies as a misdemeanor under Florida law.

It is crucial to understand the distinction between service animals and emotional support animals. Service animals are trained to perform specific tasks that assist individuals with disabilities, whereas emotional support animals provide comfort through companionship and do not undergo the same rigorous training.

Additionally, any service animal that is disruptive will be asked to leave the premises and may result in a rescheduled appointment. While we understand that service animals are working animals, it is essential to maintain a calm and quiet environment for the benefit of all patients and staff. We kindly ask for your cooperation in adhering to this policy to ensure the safety and comfort of all our patients and staff.