As the economy recovers and healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, it can be challenging for patients to find affordable, high quality medical care. At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, we are committed to treating patients at lower out-of-pocket costs with no compromise on quality. Here’s how we do it:
Outpatient Services at Half the Cost
In 2007, FCCI was the first to open an outpatient Catheterization Lab in Jacksonville, FL. The medical staff has since performed over 10,000 outpatient cardiovascular diagnostic and stent procedures in the facility. Performing these procedures in a comfortable, convenient environment as outpatient services means that patients don’t need to spend a night in the hospital, reducing their bill to a fraction of the traditional cost.
Quality Over Cost
Dr. Yazan Khatib, FCCI’s president, was one of the first three physicians in the U.S. to implant drug eluting stents in the lower leg, in place of bare metal stents. These stents are coated in a medicine that prevents scar tissue from growing in the arteries after surgery. Dr. Khatib says the innovative stents were used in 57% of procedures even before the full cost was covered by insurance or Medicare. In each of these cases, FCCI absorbed the additional costs.
One Stop Shop for all Cardiovascular Services
Cardiovascular health is no longer a one-man show; it takes a team of physicians to keep a patient’s ticker ticking. Cardiovascular advancements have progressed, furthering sub-specialties for physicians to keep pace with medical innovations. FCCI has specialists ranging from neurology, sleep, wound care, and electrophysiology on staff, saving patients both the time and money involved in seeking care from multiple providers.
14 Convenient Locations
FCCI has 14 locations in seven counties: Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker, Putnam, and Flagler – and we are continuing to grow.With each new location, we aim to save our patients both travel time and money. For a complete list of addresses, click here.
First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is driven by the belief that the patient comes first. Every one of our patients receives the outstanding, cost-effective cardiovascular care they deserve. To schedule an appointment today, call 904.493.3333.