Scam Alert


A company or individual has been found to be calling at least one family at Advanced
Pediatrics pretending to represent our practice, and asking people to send payments
for overdue balances to a post office box.

The only organization that currently is authorized to help us with billing is GlobalNet
Physician Services. So if you get a call asking for payment from anyone else but GlobalNet
or us, please do the following:

  1. Note the phone number you were called from if you have caller ID
  2. If they left a message, do not erase it.
  3. Do not send them any money, they can use your check to begin identity theft.
  4. Get as much information about the organization you can, such as, who is calling, numbers.
We have reported this incident to the police, but do not expect there to be many such
incidences. Only one has occurred in my experience in the last 24 years.

But, just in case, do let us know, and never send a payment to anyone but our office or our
authorized billing agency, GlobalNet Physician Services.

Thanks once again,

Dr. Lavin

The comments contained in this electronic source of information do not constitute and are not designed to imply that they constitute any form of individual medical advice. The information provided is purely for informational purposes only and not relevant to any person's particular medical condition or situation. If you have any medical concerns about yourself or your family please contact your physician immediately. In order to provide our patients the best uninfluenced information that science has to offer,we do not accept samples of drugs, advertising tchotchkes, money, food, or any item from outside vendors.

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