Privacy Notice | Terms and Conditions | Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Privacy Notice

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Please consult your health care provider, or contact Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Centers for an appointment, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Centers expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Centers does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure mentioned on the site.

By visiting this site you agree to the foregoing terms and conditions, which may from time to time be changed or supplemented by Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Centers. If you do not agree to the foregoing terms and conditions, you should not enter this site.


Terms and Conditions

  1. Disclaimer on emergency medical conditions.

DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICES. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER.

This site is designed to provide general health and medical information and resources and should not be used as a substitute for a physician’s advice. If you have a medical problem or condition, seek the personal consultation of your physician.

  1. General disclaimers about our site.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to all provisions, disclosures and disclaimers. We reserve the right to modify or supplement any or all of them, and they shall continue to apply, as modified, to each user’s current, prior or subsequent use of this Web site. The application of these provisions, disclosures and disclaimers and all other matters arising from your use of this Web site or of any information you obtain from our Practice shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

Information From Others

We may include or provide links to other Web sites on the Internet, including, but not limited to, links to content provider Web pages and online health and medical resources which may include information, opinions or recommendations of various individuals, organizations or companies. Our Practice has no affiliation with such Web sites or the individuals, organizations or companies responsible for them. In providing such links we do not represent to you that we have investigated the content of such information, opinions or recommendations and thus you understand and agree that our Practice does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or necessarily subscribe to any such opinions or recommendations. Further, to the extent that you make use of any link to any other Web site on the Internet which is made available to you, you hereby agree that you will not reproduce, sell or distribute information or disclose such information to others.

Our Information

Our Practice strives to be a valuable resource of timely information for our users. We cannot ensure that information we provide is exhaustive or complete on every subject or that it will necessarily include all of the most recent information available on a particular topic. This information is of a general nature and we urge you to review it with your attending physician. Users should never delay, ignore or fail to obtain medical advice based on information obtained from us.

  1. Copyright and Trademark

The materials on our web site may be downloaded by users for personal use only. Permission to otherwise reprint or electronically reproduce any such materials is expressly prohibited without prior written consent from our Practice. Users shall not provide copyrighted or other proprietary information to our Practice without permission from the owner of such material or rights and shall be solely responsible for any damages resulting from such disclosures. Users shall be solely responsible for obtaining such permission.

  1. Miscellaneous

When we receive an email, we make reasonable efforts to respond in as timely a manner as possible but we cannot represent or warrant how quickly we will be able to respond and you should not refrain from seeking medical treatment while waiting for information from us.

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY OUR PRACTICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND NONE OF OUR STAFF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OUR PHYSICIANS, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE OR INFORMATION FURNISHED BY THEM OR OUR EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLICATION OR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ALSO AGREE THAT OUR PRACTICE, AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON IT. IN DOING SO, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING VOLUNTARILY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY ANY LIABILITY OF OUR PRACTICE.

Our Practice cannot make any representation or warranty concerning errors, omissions, delays or other defects in the information supplied to users, or that its files are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that include or manifest contaminating or destructive characteristics.

Our Practice does not guarantee that it will respond to all inquiries and reserves the right to ignore or delete any information including, without limitation, information that is fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, obscene, or in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person.

If any clause or provision set forth above is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, then, in that event, you understand and agree that the clause or provision so determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable shall be severable without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses or provisions.

You acknowledge that the provisions, disclosures and disclaimers set forth above are fair and reasonable and your agreement to follow and be bound to them is not the result of fraud, duress or undue influence exercised upon you by any person or entity. There are no representations, promises, warranties or undertakings by Our Practice contrary to those set forth above.

foregoing terms and conditions, you should not enter this site.


Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Section 381.026, Florida Statutes, addresses the Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. The purpose of this section is to promote the interests and well being of patients and to promote better communication between the patient and the health care provider. Florida law requires that your health care provider or health care facility recognize your rights while you are receiving medical care and that you respect the health care provider’s or health care facility’s right to expect certain behavior on the part of patients. You may request a copy of the full text of this law from your health care provider or health care facility. A summary of your rights and responsibilities follows.

A patient has the right to:

  • Be treated with courtesy and respect, with appreciation of his or her dignity, and with protection of privacy.
  • Receive a prompt and reasonable response to questions and requests.
  • Know who is providing medical services and who is responsible for his or her care.
  • Know what patient support services are available, including if an interpreter is available if the patient does not speak English.
  • Know what rules and regulations apply to his or her conduct.
  • Be given by the health care provider information such as diagnosis, planned course of treatment, alternatives, risks, and prognosis.
  • Refuse any treatment, except as otherwise provided by law.
  • Be given full information and necessary counseling on the availability of known financial resources for care.
  • Know whether the health care provider or facility accepts the Medicare assignment rate, if the patient is covered by Medicare. .
  • Receive prior to treatment, a reasonable estimate of charges for medical care.
  • Receive a copy of an understandable itemized bill and, if requested, to have the charges explained.
  • Receive medical treatment or accommodations, regardless of race, national origin, religion, handicap, or source of payment.
  • Receive treatment for any emergency medical condition that will deteriorate from failure to provide treatment.
  • Know if medical treatment is for purposes of experimental research and to give his or her consent or refusal to participate in such research.
  • Express complaints regarding any violation of his or her rights.

A patient is responsible for:

  • Giving the health care provider accurate information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and any other information about his or her health.
  • Reporting unexpected changes in his or her condition to the health care provider.
  • Reporting to the health care provider whether he or she understands a planned course of action and what is expected of him or her.
  • Following the treatment plan recommended by the health care provider.
  • Keeping appointments and, when unable to do so, notifying the health care provider or facility.
  • His or her actions if treatment is refused or if the patient does not follow the health care provider’s instructions.
  • Making sure financial responsibilities are carried out.
  • Following health care facility conduct rules and regulations.