Question: What is Waisbren Medicine? Answer: Waisbren Medicine is a traditional, private practice, with medical services provided by Dr. Bud Waisbren.
Question: What are Dr. Waisbren’s qualifications? Answer: Dr. Waisbren attended the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of Tufts Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. He served a medical clerkship in Oxford, England, with Dr. Paul Beeson, and a cardiovascular clerkship in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Michael DeBakey. He then served his internship and medical residency at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Waisbren received his advanced cardiovascular training at the Cornell-New York Hospital Medical Center, in New York City. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Question: Are other physicians available at Waisbren Medicine? Answer: Dr. Waisbren is affiliated with other physicians, who may, at times, be available at one of the Waisbren Medicine offices. However, with few exceptions, all primary care and all cardiac specialty care is provided by Dr. Waisbren.
Question: Would I have to receive medical care from a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant? Answer: No. All medical care is provided by the doctor.
Question: What insurance plans are accepted? Answer: Most insurance plans are accepted. These include Horizon Blue Cross, Medicare, State Insurance, Horizon NJ Health, AmeriHealth Administrators, most Medicare Advantage plans, and most PPOs and HMOs.
Question: Do you accept Medicaid patients? Answer: Yes.
Question: Do I need a referral to see Dr. Waisbren? Answer: No. To save some time, if you are covered by a PPO or HMO, such as Horizon NJ Health, you should notify your insurance carrier, in advance, that you are selecting Dr. Waisbren as your physician. The phone number, for such notification, is on your insurance card.
Question: If I require hospitalization, where would I go? Answer: Dr. Waisbren is affiliated with Cape Regional Medical Center but refers most patients to teaching hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area. For instance, for cardiac surgery, he refers patients to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. For vascular and thoracic surgery, he refers patients to Cooper University Hospital. For kidney and lung transplants, he refers patients to Temple University Hospital. For head and neck surgery, he refers patients to Jefferson University Medical Center. For cancer cases, he refers patients to either Fox Chase Cancer Center or MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Question: Does the office provide care to children? Answer: The minimal age for a patient is 16. However, younger patients with a history of congenital heart disease are also accepted by the doctor.
Question: What if I need blood tests? Answer: Labcorp has a drawing station and an experienced technician in each of Dr. Waisbren’s offices. Labcorp accepts all insurance types.
Question: How long do I need to wait to see Dr. Waisbren? Answer: We have a strict policy of minimal waiting. Patients can see the doctor within a few days of their call. Alternatively, patients are also free to walk in, without an appointment.
Question: Do you have extended hours? Answer: The office is open at 6:00 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, to accommodate patients who need to get to work.
Question: How can I reach the doctor when the office is closed? Answer: You may call the doctor on his cell phone at (609) 408-8080.
Question: How can I contact the office to make an appointment? Answer: The phone number for all appointments and for other issues is (609) 465-1593.