A recovering economy and skyrocketing healthcare costs present a challenge for patients and providers alike, but while others are still scrambling for a solution, First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is already treating patients at lower out-of-pocket costs.
“High quality care doesn’t always have to equal high cost,” says FCCI president, Yazan Khatib, MD. As an independent practice, FCCI performs a full spectrum of outpatient cardiovascular services at half the cost or less over facilities that are owned or operated by a hospital. FCCI patients receive top-quality care in a fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility at a fraction of the cost.
Backed By Experience
Since FCCI opened its catheterization lab in 2007, their highly-trained medical professionals performed over 10,000 outpatient cardiovascular diagnostic and stent procedures.
The FCCI catheterization lab was designed with safety and convenience in mind. Dr. Khatib says the true focus is on patient care. “A facility is just a facility. What matters is the team that operates it. The entire FCCI staff is aligned on one goal – making sure our patients are served in a knowledgeable, compassionate manner and every little need is met.”
The vast majority of patients who undergo outpatient treatment at FCCI return home the same day, and although no procedure is without risk.
Quality Over Cost
As one of the first three physicians in the U.S. to implant drug eluting stents, Dr. Khatib says, at FCCI, the innovative stents were used in 57 percent of procedures, even before their full cost was covered by insurance or Medicare. In each of these cases, the facility absorbed the additional cost.
First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is driven by the expectation that the patient comes first. Every patient receives the outstanding, cost-effective cardiovascular care they deserve.