Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of the High Tide Dermatology FAQs or most frequently asked questions we receive. If you do not see what you were looking for, please feel free to call the office at 239-444-DERM (3376).
Q: Are there forms available that I can fill out prior to arriving to the office for my appointment?
A: Yes, for your convenience our Patient Forms are available online. Click here to access them and easily download and print all applicable forms. Fill them out and bring them with you to the office on the day of your appointment. Please note that you must also bring with you a valid insurance card, a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license and if required by your insurance company, a referral from your Primary Care Physician (unless you are a cash-paying patient).
Q: How do I determine if a referral is required for my visit?
A: Please visit our Insurance page. There we have a list of participating insurance providers. If the company requires a referral, we have noted that with an *. If you still have questions or are unclear as to whether or not a referral is required, please be sure to review your plan details or contact your insurance company directly.
Q: Will I be seen without a referral?
A: If your insurance provider requires a referral, then you will not be able to be seen without supplying that upon arrival to the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled while you secure the necessary authorization.
Q: Can you estimate how long it will take to be seen on the day of my appointment?
A: Patient care is our first priority at High Tide Dermatology Center. While we do our very best to see each patient in a timely manner, there are times when a patient’s needs or concerns require more attention than anticipated. We apologize in advance should you experience a delay. But we also commit to giving you the same level of attention and care as every one of our valued patients.
Q: What should I do if I have a reaction to a prescription?
A: You should stop taking or using any prescription drug immediately upon experiencing a side effect. If the reaction is not an emergency, contact us. If the side effect’s are creating an emergency situation, call 911 and request immediate medical attention.
Q: What should I do or not do after a surgical procedure?
A: Please review our Wound Care instructions here.