Effective January 1, 2017, Island Heart & Vascular has transitioned to a cash-pay practice model. Simply, this means we do not accept any form of insurance and all payments for services rendered are made at the time of the appointment. We accept cash, personal checks or credit and debit cards. (There is a $25.00 charge for any returned checks.)
We will be happy to provide you with a receipt, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (insurance companies may reimburse some of your visit to a non-network doctor). Government sponsored healthcare (Medicare and VA) will not reimburse for any office visits or other treatment provided by Island Heart and Vascular or Lawrence Derbes, M.D. Please click on the Price List tab on this website for a listing of prices for various types of office visits and procedures.
In a letter to all of our patients, Dr. Derbes explained in great detail, the reasons for the change in our practice model. If you would like to review this letter, please click here, and you will be able to read his letter again.
Preventive Care Approach
At Island Heart & Vascular we specialize in a preventive care approach to medicine, which focuses on disease prevention through the integration of both lifestyle adjustment and conventional medicine. This approach gives our patients more autonomy and encourages each person to be their own health advocate. If you want to take control of your life and be directly involved in facilitating your care, our office is ready to help!
About Dr. Lawrence Derbes
Dr. Lawrence Derbes, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a board-certified cardiologist who has been practicing since 1990. Dr. Derbes graduated from Vanderbilt University with his bachelors degree and Louisiana State University, where he obtained his degree in medicine. Subsequently, he completed fellowships in three different locations, Louisiana, California, and Florida, in cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and internal medicine, respectively. Dr. Derbes moved from the mainland to ʻOahu in 2006, where he was an interventional cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology. He has extensive experience performing cardiac catheterizations and other interventional procedures, including stent and pacemaker placement. In addition to working in various hospitals on ʻOahu, he also practiced cardiology in two offices. Dr. Derbes moved to Waimea in September of 2013 in order to strictly practice preventive care. Concerned about patients’ post-surgery lifestyles and follow up care, Dr. Derbes’ practice integrates both lifestyle and conventional medicine in order to mediate existing cardiac problems as well as chronic illness and conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Click here for Dr. Derbes’ credentials.