By Beverly Perkins
Seniors without a vehicle have one less thing to worry about. Primary Care Physicians of Florida (PCPFL) offer its patients free round-trip transportation to any of their 11 locations. They also make house calls to care for the senior population which is a primary focus of their growing practice.
The practice opened its doors in 1977 with only one physician. Fast forward 4 decades, and they now offer eleven convenient locations from Aventura to Margate, with free transportation service to all locations making it easy for patients to see any of their specialists.
The PCPFL team strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of the patient healthcare process, from the preliminary screening to ongoing treatment, maintenance and support. They want the medical experience to be easy and flexible while providing the best possible patient care for everyone that visits anyone of their practices.
A full line of Primary Care Specialties, including Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine are all offered creating a convenient one-stop office for all their patients’ medical needs.
Founding physician Moises Issa, M.D. F.A.C.S.G., answered some commonly asked questions about his growing practice.
Where are you located? Our main office is on Taft Street right in Central Hollywood, but we also have an additional Hollywood office, two in Pembroke Pines, and others in Davie, Plantation, Aventura, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Margate, and our newest in Lauderdale Lakes.
What specialties does your practice offer? We have a variety of specialists, including the areas of dermatology, cardiology, optometry, ophthalmology, podiatry, gastroenterology, and endocrinology.
One trend we see in South Florida is the aging population, how is PCPFL adapting to this? We especially cater to the senior population by providing a ride to any one of our offices, offering the Silver Sneakers fitness program, treating age-related medical issues or making house calls. We see patients as young as 12 years old to those celebrating centennial birthdays.
It’s “Flu Season”, do you recommend vaccinations? We recommend flu vaccines to all our patients, especially our seniors. Flu vaccines are available in all our offices six days a week. Call 954-883-9107 to schedule a shot today.
What differentiates you from the competition?
Our complimentary transportation, same day appointments, in-house pharmacy, in-house specialists, and easy appointment scheduling certainly sets us apart from other doctor offices. Plus, we always welcome walk-ins, have long hours, are open on Saturdays, have a multi-lingual staff, and even make house calls.
We believe that a key ingredient to quality healthcare and improved wellbeing is access to care, so we organized a transportation system to help our patients receive regular checkups and preventative care to keep them healthy. Our air-conditioned company vans provide round-trip non-emergency transport to any of our South Florida locations regardless of where the patient lives. For instance, a Hollywood patient can make an appointment in Aventura, or even Margate if that’s where they want to go.
What services do you offer? We offer a broad number of services such as asthma treatments, immunizations, x-rays, on-site labs, immigration and school physicals, glasses and contacts, dental and hearing services, diagnostic imaging, an in-house pharmacy, a wound care center, diabetic testing & clinical research, and weight loss programs.
What hospitals are you affiliated with? We are affiliated with Memorial HealthCare and the HCA Hospital (Westside Regional and Aventura Medical Center).
Do you accept insurance? We accept most Medicare Advantage plans as well as all major insurance companies in South Florida.
Do you treat diabetics? We are proud of our diabetic testing and clinical research. By utilizing leading-edge technology, we have been able to treat chronic diabetic patients, and have been successful in removing insulin and pills from many patient treatment regiments.
How can patients make an appointment? It’s easy, please call 954-883-9107 and our attentive staff will be ready to assist.