New Patients

Your First Visit

If you're planning your first visit to South Lake Gastroenterology, we look forward to meeting you. To help prepare you, you'll find all the information you need about our practice on this page, including:

Mission Statement

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in gastroenterology.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession, and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid and Share of Cost. POS, PPO plans do not require a referral, HMO plans require a referral from your primary care doctor. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your insurance plan. Qualifications for insurance coverage may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure.

We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own gastroenterologist. Existing patients may discuss any billing related issues by calling (352)702-0800.  

Payment Options

Please see our Financial Coordinator for details.


What To Expect

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It will also help alleviate any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling prior to your first appointment. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this website. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.