Office Telephone: (310) 657-8585, Extension 1 Direct Pager/UCLA: (310) 794-6699, pager ID 15019
Office Fax: (310) 657-8484 Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. We are closed for lunch from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. In certain special circumstances, early morning, lunch time, and evening appointments are available upon request.
Ample 2 hour meter parking is available outside the building on Robertson Boulevard. Free parking is available for 2 hours just north of the office on any of the side streets in Beverly Hills. Please read all street signs carefully.
Unfortunately, we can no longer validate parking in the medical building.
Complete Laboratory Services: Including in office and send out tests.
Full Cardiac and Vascular System Evaluation including Stress Thallium Myoview Scan to comprehensively check the heart, and Vascular ultrasound to evaluate for Atherosclerosis and Carotid Stenosis with same day result reporting.
Radiology: Full Digital X-Ray and Ultrasound Examinations with immediate results.
Bone Densitometry (GE iDexa Scan): Assessment for Osteoporosis.
Pulmonary Function Testing: Assessment for Asthma and Emphysema.
G.I. Endoscopy Suite (Upper Endoscopy/Colonoscopy)
Dermatologic Procedures: Mole and Wart removal
Ear Lavage: For those with ear wax buildup.
Coumadin Monitoring Services, with immediate results.
Body Fat Analysis using the most precise analyzer in private use today.
Vaccinations: Including Vaccines against Cervical Cancer and Warts (HPV), Influenza, Bacterial Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and certain Travel Vaccines.
Dr. Melamed welcomes all clients to the office. The practice is not "CLOSED" to anyone! Certain insurance companies do not contract with this office. The important factor to realize is that Medical Insurance is a contract between the Client/Patient and the Insurance Company regarding the financial responsibility for payment for medical services provided by a doctor, or other medical facility.
All too often, there is confusion regarding insurance benefits for different services that the office provides. The most common questions include:
1. Whether a Routine Annual Physical/Checkup is a covered benefit? 2. Is there a Co-pay for the visit? 3. Is there a Deductible, and does this apply to the Physical or only to visits for specific symptoms? 4. Whether the plan is PPO, HMO, or POS?
Our office staff will be happy to assist you by calling your insurance company to clarify these issues. Many insurance companies have different plans and some of these plans cover preventative care including Annual Physicals, and others do not. Furthermore, certain plans cover the Physical with no deductible, even though there may be a deductible which may apply to other services. Finally, certain plans will fully pay for the clinical examination by a physician, but will apply the deductible for routine laboratory and radiology services. Thus, the best way to prevent surprises is to be well informed.
Please note that payment is appreciated at the time services are rendered.