Where is your office located?
Our office is located at the corner of Dunn Avenue and Clyde Morris Blvd. , just north of Halifax Medical Center. We are at 500 Health Blvd. in the Volusia Medical Park.
What are your hours?
Our office hours are 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m to 2 p.m. on Friday.Our telephones are answered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Appointments are required; we do not accept walk-ins.
What is your Fax Number?
Our fax number is 386-252-4477
How do I reach a doctor after hours for an emergency?
We provide an answering service for our after hours phone coverage. If you have an emergency, call the main number at 252-5858 to reach the physician on call; or call 911.
What hospitals does VOG use?
We have privileges at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and are currently in a leave of absence from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Are the VOG physicians/nurse practitioner board certified?
What does that mean? Yes, our physicians are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology . This means that they have ongoing written examinations and educational credits in their field. The intent of the certification of physicians is to provide assurance to the public that those certified by this board have successfully completed an approved training program and an evaluation process assessing their ability to provide quality patient care in the specialty. Dr.Tapia, Dr.Desai , Dr. Robertson are all board certified. Dr. Bagwell is board eligible and will test in 2016 per the A.B.O.G. protocol. Our board’s website is www.abog.org
Sandra Gallagher is board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. She has similar ongoing continued education and re-certification requirements. Her board’s website is www.midwife.org
Will my doctor deliver my baby?
Our physicians do their best to be there for your delivery. As you know physicians can not be on call constantly. Our 4 physicians share after hours call, therefore, if you deliver after hours you may see one of your doctor’s partners. We occasionally cross-cover with Dr. John White, one of our well established colleagues.
Are all of your physicians female?
Dr. Tapia and Dr. Bagwell and Sandra Gallagher are female. Dr. Desai and Dr. Robertson are our male physicians.
I need a copy of my medical records, what do I do?
You may download our release of medical records information form, complete is and fax it to our office. There may be a fee associated with this request if they are being requested from an insurance company or third party.
Does VOG use midwives?
No we do not.
What labs does VOG use?
We use Bernhardt labs. If your insurance requires you to use a specific lab please be aware prior to your visit so that you may inform our office staff. We will do our best to accomodate you.
Where should I get a mammogram?
There are several good options for mammogram services. Twin Lakes, Port Orange Imaging, Florida Hospital Imaging and Palm Coast Imaging to name a few. If this is not your first mammogram, the best advice is to go where your last mammogram was done. However if you can’t or would like to go elsewhere, have your previous mammogram films sent over to the place of your choice so a comparison of past and present films can be done. All facilities will require an order and they will then send the results directly to us.
When will I get my lab results?
That depends on the type of test you had done. Some types of pathology take longer than others. Ask your doctor or a staff member how and when you can expect to receive your lab results.
Can I schedule an appointment online?
Yes. You can use our Request An Appointment form and we will attempt to respond within 48 hours. For a faster response, please call the office.
I want to make an appointment but don’t know which doctor to pick?
This is strictly a matter of choice. If you have not had one of our doctors recommended to you, go to our About Us page. Read about each physician and see who may best suit you. You are welcome to call and ask for additional information on our physicians if you wish.
I have questions about my ultrasound appointment?
You may reach our ultrasound department at 252-5858 ext. 229
Can I email a medical question directly to my doctor’s office?
Currently Dr. Tapia, Dr. Desai and Dr. Robertson have medical email addresses. Please read this document for details.