Many people in the business world or in professional sports do not go for treatment of back problems due to contract negotiations, future promotions or stock market fluctuations. This is understandable, but unnecessary. Confidentiality and convenience are key with these patients.
We at ShimSpine can look after this by supplying after hour appointments and MRI’s with only minimal staff present (according to your specifications). There will be no disclosure of your office notes, tests or medical records to any outside entities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who is in the public eye or who would have their professional lives curtailed by neck, back, knee or shoulder injuries including those in professional sports, business or entertainment.
In a perfect world, all your medical information would be completely confidential. Unfortunately there are office staff, technicians, coders etc. that all see your chart. There are also requests from insurance companies for copies of the chart in order to pay the bill.
Insurance companies create risk profiles based on medical conditions, test results, and personal lifestyles. Future insurance offerings and premiums utilize these risk based assessments. At ShimSpine, your care remains private and confidential, thereby eliminating these future concerns.
All documentation done on our ShimVIP patients is done on paper and there will be no digital copies. These are kept in locked storage and will not be released to anyone without your written request or approval.
You can call the office at [phone], and ask for Cathie or Jason. We will be happy to set things up for you.
We will arrange an immediate appointment with Dr. Shim (after hours if you prefer) and will set up any testing that may be needed at the same time. All employees will sign a non-disclosure agreement if requested.
If you are a candidate for our program please call Jason Mazza or Catherine Nicholson at ShimSpine 813-814-9251 or send an email. If you have been given a “black card” please mention it to the front desk when you call.
CATHERINE NICHOLSON RN
Catherine is the Spine Care Coordinator for ShimSpine, and a registered nurse who has specialized in spine surgery for the last fifteen years. She can answer all your questions about the program and the surgical options available. Catherine was born on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and received her nursing education in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
JASON S. MAZZA, M.Sc., OA-C, CSA, SA-C, CCRC
Jason is an Orthopedic Clinical/Surgical Assistant with over 20 years of experience working with Dr. Shim. He is also an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine and contributor to orthopedic clinical publications. Jason was born in New York and received his education at Emory University and the University of Alabama.