FAQs

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FAQs 2018-05-04T12:11:20+00:00
How can I get an estimate of what my surgery will cost? 2016-06-30T13:48:51+00:00

Estimates and Information

The Surgical Center of the Treasure Coast, LLC (“the Center”) is committed to providing meaningful information to our patients related to financial obligations for healthcare services. The best way for patients to determine their out-of-pocket costs in advance of their visit to Center is to contact their insurance company. However, a patient may request an estimate of anticipated charges for non-emergency care from the Center.

In order for the Center to provide prospective patients with a good faith estimate, your physician’s office must have already scheduled your surgery or procedure with the center. Upon request and as required by Florida Law, the Center will provide to prospective patients an estimate of gross charges, before any adjustment for your healthcare plans or self-pay discounts in writing within seven (7) business days. To request such estimate, please contact our Center at 772-398-9898 or Email us at administrator@sctcfl.com

For More Information, Call (772) 398-9898

Will all of my charges be on one bill? 2018-04-02T20:04:50+00:00

The following Contracted providers will bill separately from SCTC…

  • The Surgeon performing your procedure
  • IPG (implantable provider group-BCBS, Cigna) (866)753-0046
  • Sheridan Healthcare (Anesthesiologist) (800)296-2611
  • Outside Laboratory Services
    • Ameripath (800)395-7284
    • Quest Diagnostic (866)697-8378
    • Granger Diagnostic (888)785-8789
    • Medworx (601)665-4094
How do I schedule an appointment? 2016-06-28T10:19:16+00:00

Your physician must schedule your surgery at The Surgical Center of the Treasure Coast.

Florida Orthopaedic Specialist (772)335-4770
Treasure Coast Orthopaedics (772)335-3201
Coastal Orthopaedics (772)335-5300
Palm Beach Pain Management (772)286-8607
Pioneer Pain Management (772)446-4883

What are your hours of operation? 2018-04-02T20:04:50+00:00

Our hours of operation are 7am – 5pm MondayFriday.

Where is your office located? 2018-04-02T20:04:50+00:00

The Surgical Center of the Treasure Coast is located at:
9075 S. Federal Highway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Click here for a map and directions…

What should I bring to my appointment? 2016-06-28T19:34:29+00:00

You may be asked to bring:

  • Co-pay (Someone from our billing department will call with the co-payment amount for your plan)
  • Your Insurance Card
  • Photo Identification
  • X-rays or MRIs that have been taken at a facility other than Florida Orthopaedic Specialists (if requested by your physician)
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian.
What insurances do you accept? 2018-04-02T20:04:50+00:00

Insurance companies that we contract with are:

  • BCBS
  • Humana
  • Coventry (PPO, HMO, Work Comp; NOT Coventry Vista)
  • PHCS
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United (UHC)
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Voc Rehab
  • First Health
  • Prime Health
  • Aetna (Work Comp) Only
  • Beachstreet
  • Corvel (Work Comp) Only

***If you have any questions or want clarification please contact our billing office at (772)398-9898.

What is orthopaedic surgery? 2016-06-25T21:05:52+00:00

Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on injuries and conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, which are the parts of the body that allow you to move and be active, including your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

What kind of training does an orthopaedic surgeon have? 2018-04-02T20:04:51+00:00

Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic surgeons complete up to 14 years of formal education as follows:

  • Four years of study in a college or university
  • Four years of study in medical school
  • Five years of study in Orthopaedic residency at a major medical center
  • One optional year of specialized education

After establishing a licensed practice, Orthopaedic surgeons can earn board certification by meeting educational, evaluation, and examination requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. All of the physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are Board Certified and Fellowship trained.

Click here to see the Physician Biography listed with each Specialist…

What is Board Certification? 2016-06-25T21:01:46+00:00

A board-certified physician is one that has successfully completed an educational program and evaluation process approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, including an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills and experience required to provide quality patient care in a specific specialty.

What does Fellowship Trained mean? 2016-06-25T21:01:10+00:00

Fellowship training is an elective process of additional specialty training that a physician can choose after completing their 3-5 year residency. Subspecialty training may last an additional 1-4 years. Usually the focus of subspecialty training is fairly narrow and allows the physician to obtain knowledge and skills needed to perform additional procedures or focus on treating patients with a particular type of problem. Most subspecialties have additional board exams at the end of their training qualifying the physician to be a board certified subspecialist.

What is sports medicine? 2016-06-25T21:00:36+00:00

Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field in medicine that deals with sport or exercise-related injuries. Their primary focus is on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity. A sports medicine physician receives special training during a fellowship program in sports medicine after finishing a residency program in another specialty, such as primary care or orthopedic surgery.