Do you treat children and adults?
I treat athletes of all ages, with a focus on returning them to their desired level of activity.
Do you treat all orthopedic injuries?
Yes I do, however my focus is on complex knee and shoulder sports related injuries.
Which office does Dr. DeSimone work out of?
Patient evaluations are performed at our Weston office, however, for your convenience physical therapy is available at all three offices.
What are Dr. DeSimone’s clinic/office hours?
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
How do I know what my insurance covers (office visits, x-rays, braces, surgery, and anesthesia) and what are my co-pays?
Each individual’s insurance is different. Our goal is to help you understand your benefits, as we will verify these terms at the time of your appointment and before surgery. You can also gain insight into your benefits by contacting your insurance company directly.
Do you see patients who do not have insurance?
Yes, our goal is to provide patient care to all individuals, regardless of coverage, at a fair and equitable rate.
What information should I bring to my appointment?
The most helpful information pertains to your medical history and the treatment you have already had for your condition. This includes a list of medications you are taking, any prior operative photos and reports that you may have for your current condition, and any radiographic studies performed (recent x-ray and MRI films and reports).
How soon can I get an appointment with Dr. DeSimone?
There are several factors. Dr. DeSimone is in surgery 2-3 days a week; however, our office will make every effort to see you in a timely fashion. This will depend on the severity of injury, as well as his office availability. Despite this, we would gladly offer you an appointment the same or next day with one of our highly skilled Physician Assistants as an initial evaluation, then to subsequently follow up with Dr. DeSimone.
If I come in sooner and see one of Dr. DeSimone’s Physician Assistants what can they do for me?
Both of our Physician Assistants have been with our practice for over 15 years. When seeing a Physician Assistant, they will go over your history, do the initial exam, take x-rays and may provide an initial treatment plan (prescription for medications, order an MRI, or provide a prescription to physical therapy). This would expedite your treatment plan prior to you visit with Dr. DeSimone.
What if I am given a prescription for an MRI and I am claustrophobic?
We could either refer to an MRI facility that has an open scanner or order a prescription for medication to help you relax.
What is your practice cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel, please notify the office at least 24 hours in advance so that we can schedule a patient who is on Dr. DeSimone’s waiting list.
What should I do if I have an after-hours emergency?
There is always someone on call for emergencies. Our physicians can be reached by calling the answering service through the main office number.