Welcome To The Dolphin Medical Group Web Site
Dolphin Medical Group locations are full service primary care practices, devoted to you and dedicated to the highest stanrds in health care. We are proud to serve the Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Parrish and Sun City and Lakewood Ranch communities. we provide an ambiance that is both beautiful and comforting. Dolphin Medical Group’s staff has been trained to put patients’ needs first.
It’s Flu Season
Flu seasons are unpredictable. It can begin early in the fall and last late into the spring. As long as flu season isn’t over, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family.
Call the office today and schedule an appointment for your flu shot.
Legislative Changes Affecting Medical Practices
Governor Rick Scott signed bills that passed in the 2011 Legislative session that changed medical practices. These laws went into effect July 1, 2011 and because of these new laws, the policies and procedures for how you may receive prescriptions or refills of certain medications have changed.
This is the law and it MUST be followed:
Counterfeit-proof prescription paper must be used to prescribe ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (ie. sleep aids, anxiety medications, Attention Deficit Disorders medications and muscle relaxers)
New ‘standard of practice for a controlled substance prescribing practitioner and expressly defined and require:
• A complete medical history and physical exam
• A written individualized treatment plan
• A written controlled substance agreement
• A follow up appointment AT LEAST EVERY 3 MONTHS
Florida has one of the highest rates of prescription drug abuse in the country, if not the world. We must all do our part at limiting the flow of controlled substances onto the streets.
If you would like more information regarding these laws, please go here: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/osteopath/
Dolphin Medical Group is a proud supporter of our community
We are pleased to have sponsored:
- North Manatee Kiwanis Annual 5K
- YMCA Annual Parrish Fall Festival Hoedown
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini International Food and Music Festival
- Parrish Annual Chili Cook Off
- Parrish YMCA Youth Soccer
- Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Drop Off Community Event