What is an Internist?
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes referred to as the “doctor’s doctor,” because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Internal Medicine Information
Office Hours and Location:
Our office at 1401 Avocado, Suite 703, Newport Beach, is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
New Patient Registration:
New patients making their first visit should arrive 15 minutes or more prior to the scheduled appointment in order to complete a “New Patient Registration Form” and “Personal Medical History Form”. The office staff will guide you in the completion and preparation of these important papers.
All patients are seen by appointment only by calling our office at 759-3325 between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you need to be seen immediately, please let us know at the time you call and we will do everything possible to accommodate you. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice TO AVOID A $50 RESCHEDULING FEE.
In an Emergency:
For Urgent concerns or emergencies that occur outside of regular office hours, the doctor can be reached through the answering service at our regular office number (729-3325). Dr. Silverberg or the “Doctor on Call” will get back to you as soon as possible. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call the paramedics (911) who will transport you to the emergency department. Ask the doctor in the emergency room to contact Dr. Silverberg. Patients will be charged for prolonged non emergency medical calls.
Dr. Silverberg is on the active staff at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, and the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Dr. Silverberg occasionally attends in the emergency department at UCI and at these times will see his patients there for emergencies if necessary.
Prescriptions that will need to be refilled prior to your next visit should be discussed with the doctor at the time of your appointment. Between appointments prescriptions may be refilled by having your pharmacist call during regular office hours.
To keep billing costs down, it is our policy to request that payment be made at the time professional services are rendered. Special arrangements for payment may be made with the office manager at the time of your appointment.
Patients are responsible for billing their insurance companies for reimbursement. We will be happy to assist you in completing claim forms for your insurance.