I am the type of doctor you want to see because I refuse to let the insurance companies dictate to me what type of care to provide you. I have been practicing medicine for over 30 years, and I employ a vast wealth of treatment and therapy options. Many of these treatment options are covered by insurance- many others are not. For specific insurance questions, please visit Insurance FAQs.
In general, if you have health insurance (and I am a participating provider in your plan) then the insurance and your copay take care of the costs of those services COVERED by your plan. While some plans pay for acupuncture and laser, MOST DO NOT. Almost all plans DO NOT pay for homeopathy and alternative medicine.
My job as your physician is to treat you the best way I know how, using every tool in my arsenal. This generally involves both traditional medicine and alternative therapies. As discussed above, the consultation for alternative therapies is not usually covered by insurance. Charges vary with regard to acupuncture, cold laser, homeopathy, alternative medicine, IV therapies, etc. because fees are based on time spent discussing and performing these modalities and/or the level of expertise required in managing them. I understand that the economy is tough, but this is your health and well being we are discussing. Trust me, that extra fee is worth not having to take medication that causes kidney failure or worse just because it is a “covered” treatment.
To avoid any confusion, please be sure to find out what your plan covers before your visit to our office. If you have payment questions about your upcoming visit or wish to set up a payment plan please call Ann Ingram at (480) 661-1880.