How to Refer a Patient

Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute strives to ensure prompt management of all patients and timely responses to our referring physician and healthcare professional colleagues.

Call us at 941-744-1200 – We are available 24 hours/day:

We also provide several options for physicians and healthcare professionals seeking to refer a patient.

By Phone

Please call our scheduling offices at 941-744-1200
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET); if after 4:30 PM, our answering service will take your information and provide to our staff promptly the next business day.

Please use our Referral Checklist below to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient. New patients, in most cases, can be seen within one week of calling for an appointment.

Referral Checklist

The following checklist describes the information we require when referring a patient. Please be prepared with this information when you contact Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute.

Your contact information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email

Information about your patient

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Insurance Information

Your patient’s complete Medical History and Records

  • Medical History
  • Surgeries/Procedures
  • Devices: type/settings

Description of your patient’s current Medications

  • Type(s)
  • Dosages
  • Allergies

Diagnostic Test reports plus actual films or tracings, if available

  • Cardiac Catheterization: actual film plus report
  • Echocardiogram: actual tape plus report
  • Stress Test: actual x-ray film plus report
  • Chest x-ray, CT scans, ultrasounds: x-ray films plus report
  • Electrocardiograms: actual tracings if available
  • Electrophysiology testing: actual tracings and reports
  • Other