About Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists
Neal A. Scott, M.D.
Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists with Dr. Neal Scott, M.D., in Mountain View, CA has a goal of providing outstanding care that is individualized, compassionate and understanding. The diagnostic and therapeutic approach used comes from a combination of outstanding training, clinical experience and the use of well-established studies from the medical literature. A major focus is placed on preventive cardiology.
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Dr. Neal Scott received his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. degree from MIT. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and a research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Following a Cardiology fellowship at Stanford University and an advanced fellowship in Coronary Intervention at Emory University, he joined the academic faculty at Emory University. There, Dr. Scott taught and worked in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, developed various therapeutic catheters and performed basic and clinical research. In addition, he started a medical device company that was acquired by Medtronic, Inc. Dr. Scott has over 100 publications and over 20 patents issued or pending. In 2002, Dr. Scott moved to the Bay Area to run a start-up company that was based on one of his patents. That project was acquired by Boston Scientific and he is now in clinical practice. Dr. Scott is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Scott’s clinical interests are preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology and non-invasive coronary angiography. Curriculum Vitae
Helpful patient information to make your visit run smoothly.
Office visits are by appointment only. If you can’t keep an appointment, please give us 24 hours notice. Despite schedules, Dr. Scott may be called to an emergency, which could lead to a last minute delay or cancellation. If this happens, we apologize in advance and our staff will try their best to accommodate your schedule to arrange another visit as soon as possible. In order to keep your medical records updated, please bring a list of all current medications and dosages (or the bottles) with you. You will be asked for this information! If at any time a life threatening situation should occur, call 911. If a non-emergent situation arises during office hours, please call the office at
After hours and on weekends call the office at the same number and you will be put in touch with the cardiologist on call. Please bring your insurance cards to your appointment.
Your medical records are completely confidential. We will not release any of your information to insurance companies, other physicians, etc., without your consent. Please note that I try to keep your primary care doctor informed of any changes in your management. Please do not hesitate to ask for copies of your laboratory studies or any other information if you wish to keep a file for your records. In order to keep our files current, please inform us of any changes in address, telephone number, or insurance coverage as soon as they occur.
Payments and co-payments are due at the time of service. If you are unable to pay at that time, financial arrangements may be made with the business manager. Payment for services is the responsibility of the patient, even if medical insurance is available. Medical costs can become a burden, but please do not ignore bills you cannot pay. By keeping communications open, our business department will work with you and assist in any way possible.
After each office visit you may request an itemized bill. As a courtesy, we will file all insurance claims when appropriate information is furnished. As required by law, we file all Medicare claims. Insurance may pay all, some, or none of your bill. If after 30 days your insurance company has not paid, please contact your carrier to determine the reason. You are responsible for payment of any remaining balance not covered by insurance. Monthly statements are sent to our patients. Any balance due from you should be paid within 10 days. If you have questions regarding your charges, or the filing of your claim, contact our business office.
Please check your medication supply before each appointment so you can arrange for refills while at the office. If you run out of your medication between visits, call your pharmacy and give your name and phone number, prescription number, medication name and dosage schedule. This information is on your prescription label. Routine prescription refills will be taken care of during office hours. Please allow 24 hours for refill requests to be called to your pharmacy. We cannot refill prescriptions evenings or weekends.
Health Information and Education
Health Information Education
Information on a number of cardiac and vascular conditions can be found at the following websites: Medline Plus United States National Library of MedicineAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican College of Cardiology National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Diseases and Conditions Index National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Heart and Vascular Diseases Heartpoint Angioplasty.org (Patient Center)