It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must inform you that WDC ceased operations as of close of business Friday, October 30th, 2015. The current ownership group made a significant investment into the center in 2012 and brought 3D mammography to the Tampa Bay market. Unfortunately with no reimbursement for 3D mammography, shrinking reimbursements overall and increased expenses with each passing year, the center was not able to turn the corner to become financially solvent.
I would like to thank each and everyone of our patients and the referring providers for supporting the center throughout the years. We were truly honored to have the patients that we did, some for as long as 26 years.
John W. Parker III
President & CEO
MEDICAL RECORDS REQUESTS:
Please note that all patient records, charts and films have been moved to a secure facility in Pinellas County. To request your records, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which includes the following information. Your full name, date of birth, address to where records are to be sent as well as a contact phone number.
There is a fee associated with the processing, preparation and shipping of the documents. The minimum fee will be $20.00 for those patients whose records are currently stored in digital format only. This would be patients whose first visit to the center was on or after June 1, 2012 and did not bring any analog films for comparison purposes.
For those patients whose initial visit to the center was between January 1, 1988 and May 30th, 2012, your records will be a combination of analog film (x-rays) and digital images. Depending on how long you were a patient and the number of visits to the center over the years, you could potentially have quite a few films. The fee for processing these requests will be the original $20.00 listed above in addition to the postage for the additional weight of the films. We anticipate that the processing and shipping fee for most records will be $25.00 and our goal is to keep the maximum cost below a total of $35.00.
To keep costs at a minimum, we process all requests as they are received on a weekly basis. Once your records are complete and ready to be shipped, we will contact you via email or the phone number you provided to provide you with the total fee and collect payment. We will accept Debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. You can also pay by check. Records will not be released until payment has been received. The current time frame for processing Medical Records requests is 10 Business Days.
This transfer of your records is known as permanent possession pursuant to the FDA's Mammography Quality Standard Acts guidelines. We are unable to transfer the records to an imaging center as this does not meet the permanent possession standards.
Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to send an email to email@example.com with your requests and I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
Effective March 1, 2016, the new mailing address for Women’s Diagnostic is:
Women’s Diagnostic Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 320876
Tampa, FL 33679