First Choice Medical Group Provides Dr. Anthony Lombardo Time To Practice Medicine
By Space Coast Daily // November 5, 2018
First Choice is your One-Stop Shop for Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – With almost 30 years of Orthopedic Surgery under his belt, Dr. Anthony Lombardo could practice anywhere, but he opted for First Choice Medical Group because the multi-disciplinary medical center of excellence in Melbourne provides him with what he desires most: time to practice medicine.
“The key is to spend time with patients,” said Dr. Lombardo. “This is a place where you can practice medicine without the worries of paperwork. To do it all yourself takes a long time you don’t really have.”
First Choice, which offers a one-stop shop of clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, is known for providing an innovative state-of-the-art approach to healthcare management and delivery.
Such a comprehensive approach to orthopedic care has drawn significant interest from the medical field, from insurers eager to offer positive patient outcomes at the most efficient cost and from patients weary of patchwork treatment.
“We provide patients with access to high-quality medical services with a human touch and allow physicians to focus their full attention on practicing medicine by freeing them from the burden of nonclinical, administrative functions,” said Chris Romandetti, president and CEO of First Choice Healthcare Solutions, parent company for First Choice Medical Group.
At a time when physicians are overburdened with paperwork, First Choice Medical Group offers a unique approach by handling all billing, purchasing, advertising and compliance issues, allowing physicians precious time to do what they do best: heal their patients.
The result is that the practice attracts top medical talent such as Dr. Lombardo, who has been in practice since 1989. He joined First Choice in 2011.
“These are good people who know what they are doing,” he said.
HIGHLY TRAINED, EXPERIENCED
Dr. Lombardo received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans before earning his medical degree from the University of Miami.
He interned at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he was also a resident in general surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of California and his residency in orthopedic surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Mount Zion Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California.
A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the Brevard County Medical Association and the Florida Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Lombardo holds privileges with Crane Creek Surgery Center, Melbourne Regional Medical Center and Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital and Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center.
As part of the First Choice team, Dr. Lombardo closely partners with a multi-disciplinary medical team to the benefit of the patient, employer and insurer, ensuring clinical excellence, cost-effectiveness, compassionate and timely treatment.
“You have colleagues working together who have different fields of vision,” said Dr. Lombardo.
WATCH: First Choice Medical Group, which offers a one-stop shop of clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, is known for providing an innovative state-of-the-art approach to healthcare management and delivery. In the above video, Dr. Anthony Lombardo’s patient talks about the outstanding care she received at First Choice.
SEAMLESS SERVICES DELIVERY
An essential aspect of treatment at First Choice is that patients are encouraged to be a part of the team in their care and physicians educate them regarding their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Because diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation are under one roof, patients experience convenience and seamless delivery of services. Advanced imaging technology aids First Choice physicians by providing unparalleled, high-quality imagery to diagnose conditions affecting the brain, spine, joints, muscles and blood vessels.
First Choice’s team of physical therapy specialists develop customized treatment plans for each patient to aid in the restoration of mobility, reduction in pain, prevention of disabilities and improvement of overall fitness.
On-site availability of durable medical equipment such as knee braces, cervical collars, flexible casts and ankle braces assists in the healing process without a trip to other facilities.
“We have a very unique business model that delivers a high-quality service through a cost-efficient office, said Romandetti.
A patient’s time is considered valuable, so waiting is kept to a minimum.
“Everything we do, we strive to do efficiently, effectively and timely,” said Romandetti.
“We minimize the inconvenience of finding treatment at multiple locations by offering diagnostics, outpatient surgery and physical therapy as part of our services. Patients are cared for, by us, from the moment they call for an appointment through their recovery and completion of treatment.”
OUTPATIENT SURGERY MUCH MORE EFFICIENT, SAFER
First Choice treats the entire range of orthopedic issues, including arthritis, arthroscopic knee surgery, carpal tunnel, fractures, herniated discs, hip replacement, joint injections, joint pain, knee surgery and replacement, orthopedic surgery, rotator cuff repairs, sports injury and sports medicine.
The field of orthopedics has drastically changed since Dr. Lombardo first began practicing in the 1980s.
Not that long ago, many orthopedic procedures required lengthy hospital stays. These days, three out of four patients are treated successfully without surgery, and in-patient surgery is the norm.
With the First Choice Surgeons now doing some total joint surgeries at their Crane Creek Surgery Center, patient outcomes and timely recovery are often dramatically improved.
“Outpatient surgery is much more efficient,” said Dr. Lombardo. “It is also faster and much safer, because you have a lower risk for infections.”
Dr. Lombardo and his colleagues at First Choice Medical Group are practicing the medicine of the future, today.
“It’s a win-win situation for both patients and physicians,” said Romandetti.
First Choice Medical Group is at 709 S. Harbor City Blvd., Suite 100, Melbourne. For more information, call 321-725-2225 or visit myfcmg.com
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