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  • Do You Accept Insurance?
    We accept the following insurance plans: AETNA, CIGNA, TRICARE, United Healthcare, ComPsych, and BlueCross/BlueShield. We do not accept AHCCS or Medicare at this time.
  • What Are Copays?
    With some insurance plans, there are copays. This can be found on your insurance card or you can call your insurance plan to verify what your copay is. Copays can vary for the type of provider you see, e.g. primary care provider vs specialists. Copays are collected at each visit and your insurance company generally pays the provider the amount remaining for the visit.
  • What is a Deductible?
    The amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay. With a $2,000 deductible, for example, you pay the first $2,000 of covered services yourself. After you pay your deductible, you usually pay only a copayment. This amount should be on your insurance card and if it is not, please reach out to your insurance provider. This information is also available online to include what you have spent for the year and how much you need to spend to reach the maximum deductible. You will be fully responsible for 100% of your bill until you have reached your deductible. Once the deductible is met, you have either have a coinsurance or a copay. Refer to your plan to determine what your coinsurance is. If you have a bill for $100 and your coinsurance is 20%, then you would owe $20 towards that bill and insurance would pay $80. Generally speaking, plans with low monthly premiums have higher coinsurance, and plans with higher monthly premiums have lower coinsurance.
  • Is a High Deductible Plan better Than a Low Deductible Plan?
    According to If you're young and healthy, you may be less likely to need anything more than preventive care, in which case a high-deductible plan could be the better fit. On the other hand, a lower deductible may be more appealing if you're older, have a chronic health condition, participate in high-risk sports or activities, are pregnant or plan to have a child at some point, or you require pricey prescriptions for a health issue. It also helps to assess your savings and budget. Consider how easily you'd be able to meet a higher deductible if necessary. And if you have access to an HSA with a high-deductible plan as an employee benefit, ask yourself how much you'd be able to contribute each year. (Note: Similar to other tax-advantaged accounts, HSAs have annual contribution limits. With a low-deductible plan, think about how much you can afford to pay for the monthly premium. Weigh that against the value of being able to have health care services covered when you need them without having to hand over a significant amount for the deductible.
  • Do You have Self-Pay Rates?
    We do offer self-pay or cash pay rates. Please call the office for these amounts. If you have a high deductible plan, self-pay may be a better option for you if you have not met your deductible or if you know that you will not meet the deductible before the end of the year.
  • Why Do You Charge for Late Cancellations or Missed Appointments?
    When we schedule your appointment, we reserve this time for you whether it is for 30 or 60 minutes. When you miss your appointment it takes time away from someone else who may need this time. We require that you give us 48 hours notice when you cancel an appointment so that it provides us with time to reschedule someone else. We send reminders for your appointment at 72, 48, and 24 hours and also send a same day reminder.
  • What is complementary medicine?
    Nutritional supplementation with vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients to support optimal health. Lifestyle modification, including habits and practices to optimize sleep, energy, and diet and to regulate mood. Herbal and plant-based medicine. Mind-body practices such as meditation and mindfulness.
  • How often and for how long would I need to be seen?
    I believe in forming long-term partnerships with my patients. My goal and intention that we will get you feeling better as soon as possible, it is also my hope that we will continue to work together for a long time, and that as your needs and goals change, our treatment approach will evolve as well. In terms of what you can expect at the beginning: After the initial evaluation, sessions are generally more frequent (once a week to once every few weeks), especially if we are starting a new medication. After a few months, appointments are generally spread out to once every 1-3 months. At a minimum I see my patients once every three months. However, there are certain medications that will require monthly visits. Therapy appointments are generally once a week, although they can be spread out to once every few weeks or once a month depending on your needs.
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