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New Patient Information

We welcome new patients for consultations with our cardiologists, for diagnostic evaluation, and medical treatment.

You may contact us directly or through a referring physician. Please make sure to forward copies of your medical records from other physicians before your first appointment, which will be set for the earliest time and date possible.

What To Do Before Your First Appointment

  • Please fill out all the documents contained in the New Patient Packet below and bring them with you.
  • Arrive approximately 15 minutes early to allow for parking and timely arrival.
  • Bring your medical records (or make sure that we have received them)and a list of all medicines you are presently taking (include all herbal and over the counter medication).
  • Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card(s) on each subsequent appointment.

New Patient Forms

(These forms are for physician appointments only not diagnostic testing

New Patient Packet

Please view, print out and complete these forms and then bring them with you when visiting our office.

New Patient Information and Medical History

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Patient Insurance Information

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Request for Confidential Communications

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Financial Policy

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Notice of Privacy Practices (Read only)

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Notice of Privacy Practices Signature page (Please print and sign)

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Release of Medical Information Form

If you would like SDCA to either send your medical information to a specific entity OR request your medical information from another provider, please fill out and sign this form. Please be sure to indicate if records are to be released from our practice OR if records are to be obtained for your cardiologist’s review.

Release of Medical Information

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New Nutrition Consultation Patients Only:
If you are a new patient of the Dietitian Susan Buckley RD or Susan Weitkunat, RD, CDE, please click below to download the New Patient Nutrition Consultation Form (Only fill this out if you have a scheduled appointment with the Dietitian) Please bring it with you to your appointment.

New Patient Nutrition Consultation form.

New Patient Info FAQ's

Appointment Scheduling

We encourage you to make your appointments as far in advance as possible. We recognize the importance of your time and will make every effort to meet your scheduled appointment. We ask your understanding when medical emergencies may occasionally cause us to delay or reschedule your appointment.

You may email us to request appointments. Please be aware that this is not a secure form of communication and private medical information should not be shared. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Cancellations

If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. If you must cancel your appointment due to last-minute unforeseen circumstances, please let us know immediately.

Office Hours

South Denver Cardiology Associates office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our telephone number is (303) 744-1065. We are available to take calls directly at this number during regular business hours.

Telephone Calls

Our switchboard operator will direct your call to the appropriate person during our regular office hours. Please be prepared to tell the operator which person or department you wish to speak with and the nature of your call so that it will be properly directed.

If your call is prompted by pain, acute discomfort, or feel the situation warrants an immediate response, please give the operator-specific details so we can respond accordingly. If your call is not an emergency, the operator may forward you to the voice mail of the appropriate person. When leaving a message, please spell your name and give your phone number. Please be aware that our physicians are generally not available by phone. If you have a medical question, you will be directed to our nursing staff.

After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays

There is always a physician on call when our office is closed. However, we request that you make your calls for appointments or other routine business during regular business hours. If you need to make a call after hours to contact one of the doctors, our answering service will help you reach the physician on call. Please instruct the answering service that you wish to speak with the doctor on duty and leave your number. The doctor will respond as quickly as possible. Be prepared to accurately describe your problem and list the medicines you are taking.

In case of an emergency, call 911 to dispatch an ambulance. Our practice admits to the following hospitals
  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • HealthOne Swedish Medical Center
  • Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

Once you are admitted to the hospital, the emergency room staff will notify the South Denver cardiologist on call.

South Denver Cardiology Associates office is closed on the following holidays
  • January 1 – New Years Day
  • Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • First Monday in September – Labor Day
  • Last Thursday in November – Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
Billing, Insurance, and Credit Information

Our business office representatives are always available to assist you with any questions you may have. Our business office telephone number is (303) 715-2244. We encourage you to bring any special needs to our attention. We’re here to help you!

Please bring all pertinent insurance information and your insurance cards with you on each visit to our office. We will provide you a charge ticket at each visit so that you can retain a record of all fees and services rendered that day.

Should your insurance carrier withhold payment or partial payment of your claim for any reason, we will be glad to assist you in obtaining an explanation from them. However, we cannot guarantee payment of your claim. Also, we cannot be responsible for negotiating fees or claims with insurance companies or any other entity. Patients are responsible for payment of medical care within a reasonable time, regardless of the status of the claim.
If circumstances warrant an extended payment plan, our business office representative is available to assist you with such arrangements. Please contact the office before your appointment.

You will receive a monthly-itemized statement showing all charges up to and including the current month. These statements will cover all services provided, both in our office and at the hospital. All patients with a current balance will continue to receive monthly statements until the account is cleared. A reminder: Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you for each visit to our office. Please notify us if your address, telephone number or insurance carrier changes at any time. Please be sure any necessary referrals are valid.

Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, and PPOs

South Denver Cardiology Associates participates with Medicare and Medicaid patients, as well as those individuals with private insurance. We also participate in most HMO and PPO Plans. Please contact our office to verify our participation in your plan.

Non-US Residents and Patients without Insurance

Please contact the business office before your visit so that we can discuss special arrangements regarding your account.