Frequently Asked Questions
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Welcome to Fallbrook-Temecula Valley Orthopaedic. We realize you have a choice for your medical care and we are pleased you have chosen us to provide your care.
Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST.
521 East Elder, Suite 202
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Phone: (760) 728-5851
Fax: (760) 728-0703
25150 Hancock Ave, Suite 200
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 698-4660
Fax: (951) 698-4659
To schedule an appointment, please call
Fallbrook: (760) 728-5851 or Murrieta (951) 698-4660.
Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Click here for office locations and directions.
When visiting our office for the first time, we ask that you fill out the new patient forms and bring them with you to your appointment. You will also be required to present your insurance information and valid identification at the time of check-in.
Please call us at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Cancellations less than 24-hours are subject to a cancellation fee. Please speak with our office staff if there are any concerns regarding our policy.
If you are running late let us know. We may be able to see another person ahead of you or reschedule you for another day. We value your time and we take pride in our efficiency.
If you are scheduled for an appointment, arrive at least 20-minutes ahead of your scheduled reservation so we can complete all paperwork before your appointment time. Don't forget to put your cell phone on vibrate or off during your visit.
Your first visit is very important. A little planning ahead will help make your visit timely. Click here to view our new patient page.
Please contact your pharmacy to request medication refills. Your pharmacy will notify our office of your refill request. We require 24 hours for refill request. Please be aware that refills received on Fridays or holidays may not be authorized until the next business day.
Please be aware if you call our office with a clinical question, our physicians and nursing staff are in clinic during the day and cannot be called away from patients to speak to you. Our receptionist will get your message to our clinical staff and they will return your call as soon as possible.
NOTE: if you have recently had surgery, please notify our receptionist of any problem you are experiencing and she will immediately notify a member of our clinical staff.
Insurance and Disability Forms
Please be aware that we charge $15.00 to complete the following paperwork:
We require 5 business days to complete any paperwork given.
Billing & Payment Questions
We accept most major insurance plans. Please check with your insurance carrier in order to verify network participation and referral authorization.
In order for our office to submit an insurance claim, you are required to present your insurance information and valid photo identification at the time of check-in. You are responsible for any co-payment or deductible at each visit, in accordance with your insurance policy.
If you do not have insurance, payment is due in full at the time services are rendered. Please check with our office about payment plan options. We accept cash, check, debit card and most major credit cards.
Some insurance plans require the patient to obtain a referral authorization from their primary care provider prior to receiving services from a specialist. If your plan requires a referral authorization, services will only be provided if the referral authorization is at our office at the time of your appointment. If referral authorization is an issue, we can reschedule your appointment.
For further questions contact our billing department with any questions:
Fallbrook Office: (760) 728-5851
Murrieta Office: (951) 698-4660
If I am recommended surgery what happens next?
Once the surgeon has recommended surgery he will inform you if you require a cardiac clearance prior to having your surgery scheduled. Once you have obtained clearance you can then call our Surgery Scheduler at (760)728-5851 to make arrangements.
If you do not require a cardiac clearance our scheduler will then call you usually within 1 week of your original visit to go over future surgery dates. When your surgery date is finalized she will then give you a date for a future pre-op appointment where you again will meet with the surgeon and go over any last minute questions you might have. At that visit you will be given orders for getting needed blood work and ekg if required.