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Dr. Albert J Novak has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Albert J Novak has the following 11 expertise
- Heart Diseases
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
- Heart Failure
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Albert J Novak has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Albert J Novak is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I went to Dr Albert J. Novak on a Friday because I was very sick and my PCP was not available. I told Dr Novak that I had a history of getting very sick with respiratory issues at least twice a year and even brought in a sample of the green mucus I was couping up. He told me just because my mucus was discolored didn't mean I had an infection. That was the first I heard such a thing but continued to listen to him. After he examined me he decided I was suffering with allergies and not the onset of bronchitics. He wrote me a prescription for nasal spray and cough medicine. I didn't agree with his diagnoses since I know I have a chronic problem so I asked him what he was going to give me when I returned even more sick on Monday with more green mucus? He told me to have a better attitude and I'd get better. I told him I know my body and I knew I needed antibiotics. He didn't listen to me and left the room. I worsen over the weekend and even thought I should go to the ER but decided to wait to see my real doctor. On Monday my PCP still wasn't available but I had to see someone so I saw Dr Nelson. She examined me and determined I had pneumonia and gave me the Z pack I should have been given on the previous Friday. I missed a week of work that could have been prevented. I don't understand why a doctor wouldn't listen to a patient when they know their body better than anyone. If he would have looked at my history that he had access to he would have seen I was telling the truth. His whole attitude was I didn't know what I was talking about and he was the doctor and he knew best. Clearly he was wrong. This was the second time I had to go to him and he wasn't able to diagnose my true issue so I will go to another clinic before I'll go to him again. Don't waste your time with this guy.
What an idiot! I come in for a minor problem and he wants an EKG which has nothing to do with my condition. He downgraded my previous doctor and the Suncoast Blood Bank as not knowing what they were doing. Told me I had cancer without doing any type of minimal testing. Said "find a another dr. if you don't like it here, there are plenty of them out there." Well, Mr. Big Shot Know It All--I will.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
18 Years Experience
University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Albert J Novak accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsFirst Physicians Group, 5880 Rand Blvd Ste 200, Sarasota, FL
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