It is our goal to provide you with the highest standard of medical care and compassionate understanding. We pledge to uphold the patient-physician relationship which is based on courtesy, honesty, trust and confidentiality.
Our office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Thursday, Friday we are open 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The staff and physicians are available to discuss any of your concerns during these hours. If you have a medical emergency after hours, call the office at (813) 971-3846. Dr. Older or another qualified ophthalmologist is always available to discuss your problem.
Patients are seen by appointment only. The total time for an appointment is based upon information given by the patient or the referring physician. While we do our best to adhere to a timely appointment schedule, occasionally an unexpected delay may arise. We request your understanding when this occurs, and at the same time, we give assurance that your consultation and evaluation will be given the same care and attention that was given to others who may have delayed your examination.
Dr. Older has privileges at many hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. Your surgery may be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis depending upon the situation. The vast majority of our procedures are done on an outpatient basis. We will be pleased to assist you with the laboratory and hospital arrangements and requirements.
Accredited hospitals provide a level of credibility to surgeons. Doctors must meet strict qualifications to be eligible for surgical privileges. Dr. Older has achieved surgery status at the following Tampa Bay Area hospitals and outpatient facilities.
Payment for our office examinations and procedures is expected at the time service is given. A detailed receipt will be given to you. It will be properly coded so that you may send it directly to your medical insurance company for reimbursement. As a courtesy to our patients having surgery, our office will file all primary and secondary insurance claims. Our office works a with majority of managed care plans including most HMO’s and PPO’s. It is extremely important that you bring all of your insurance information to our office on your initial visit. It is also important that you notify our office when your insurance information has changed.
Phone: (813) 971-3846
Mon - Thu: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 12pm
5379 Primrose Lake Cir
Tampa, FL 33647
(Inside the office of The Bowman Institute for Dermatologic Surgery)
501 N. Howard Ave, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
6950 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
14003 Lakeshore Blvd
Hudson, FL 34667