We want our patients to be as well informed about what to expect as possible. Please refer to the information listed here to make your appointment as easy and efficient as possible. If you are confused about anything please contact us for more information.
To better serve our patients we have affiliations with several hospitals in a number of different, convenient locations. Such as:
- Christus St. Elizabeth
- Christus St. Mary
- Memorial Hermann Baptist
- Medical Center of Southeast Texas
Your First Appointment
The first appointment is a crucial step in setting up a long-term doctor-patient relationship and we want to make it as easy as possible for you. There is extra paperwork to fill out during your initial visit so please arrive early. Please also make sure to bring the following:
- Patient’s Insurance Card
- List of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medication, including dose and frequency
- Information about patient’s medical and surgical history
- Recent test results, x-rays, or relevant records
Below is a link to the patient forms that you will need to fill out. For your convenience you may complete the forms by opening the PDF file and filling it out on your computer. Alternatively if you prefer you may print out the forms and fill them out by hand. Either way please make sure that the forms are printed out and that you manually sign and date them.
Patient Forms Packet (pdf)
Insurance and Payment Information
Associated Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, LLP is a covered provider for most major insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also provide insurance billing for your convenience. You are responsible for the charges and co-payments that are not covered by your insurance. If you have any billing questions or want to inquire about which insurance plans we accept, please contact us. Specific questions regarding your insurance coverage and benefits should be directed to your insurance company or employer.
Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. It is given to all new patients, and a copy is available upon request.
A copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices is included in the patient forms packet above.