of one hour duration will be scheduled for individuals who have never seen
Dr. Samoil or have not returned for 2 years.
individuals will be asked the reason for seeking cardiac care, and whether
they had previous cardiac evaluations. If so, they will be requested to
sign an authorization for release of that information so that the current
findings can be judged in the light of previous information. They need to
know the name and contact information of the previous cardiologists or the
name of the hospital and dates of hospitalization when the evaluations took
making new patient appointments will be asked whether they have a primary
health care provider, whether their primary provider is aware of the cardiac
evaluation requested and whether their insurance plan requires that a
referral be initiated by the primary care provider.
To expedite your
time in the office please download (click on) the three documents below,
print them, fill them out and bring them to the appointment.
appointments of 30 minutes
duration will be made for follow up visits, unless extensive consultation
Billing for services
All insured individuals
will be billed by mail including copayments. The insurance plans are
billed first and available insurance payments are collected. The patients
are billed subsequently and the amounts billed are always based on their
insurance plans allowed fees.
Uninsured individuals will be asked to pay at the time
of service; however, a monthly payment plan will made available. Please
contact us for details at
503 344 6462.
After hours care: The office can be reached 24
hours a day at 503 344 6462. Dr. Samoil or a cross covering physician will
call back in 20 minutes. If a life threatening danger is perceived (such as
significant chest pain, shortness of breath,
loss of consciousness, sudden loss of speech, vision, arm/leg function) the
patients and care givers are asked to call 911 and allow to be taken to the
emergency room. The emergency room physician will contact Dr.
Samoil who will provide either direct continued cardiac care or will
collaborate with the hospital specialists.
Prescriptions: Most cardiac treatment is
prescribed for extended periods of time. When patients reach their target
prescription dosing and are stabilized, refills will be provided for as long
as safely possible. However, prescriptions cannot be renewed for more than
one year for patients cared for by a primary care provider and 6 months for
all other. Patients with prescriptions older than six months need to be
reevaluated and have updated blood work.
Pharmacy refills should ALWAYS be faxed from the
pharmacy to 503 344 6536.