Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept Medicare?
For Medicare patients, your first appointment may be fully covered. If you have any co-insurance, co-pay, cost-share, or deductible, it will be due at your visit. Typically, Medicare will pay for the first 80% of your bill. If you have a supplement, such as Mutual of Omaha, AARP, or Colonial Penn, your supplemental insurance will usually cover the remaining 20%.
Do you accept private insurance?
We do not submit claims to private insurers, including those who offer Medicare Advantage plans. For patients with private insurance and for patients with a Medicare Advantage plan, the cost of your first visit is only $99. This includes a comprehensive evaluation of your condition.
Although we do not work with private insurance companies, your insurance company may reimburse you for the cost of your visit. We provide you with the information you need to submit the claim yourself. Please check with your insurance company to determine what treatments they may or may not cover.
Why doesn't my health insurance cover these treatments?
Insurance companies only cover treatments that the insurance company believes to be "medically necessary". The excuse they typically provide is that there is not enough evidence on a particular treatment to consider it effective. In addition, insurance companies may only cover a specific number of treatments or only cover some treatments for specific conditions. Ultimately, the term "medical necessity" is a way for insurance companies to save money by paying out fewer claims.
What is a D.O.?
D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic medicine. Doctors of Osteopathic medicine are medical doctors. They attend 4 years of medical school and undergo the same training as an M.D. In Georgia, both D.O. and M.D. physicians are licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the Georgia Composite Medical Board.
Do you write prescriptions?
Yes, when necessary. If a patient's condition warrants prescription medication, it will be a discussion between that patient and the doctor as to which medication would be optimal.
Do you accept insurance?
The initial visit may be covered by Medicare for patients with standard Medicare insurance. We do not submit claims to private insurance companies, including Medicare Advantage plans. Read more about our insurance policy.
What sorts of conditions do you treat?
We treat acute and chronic conditions. We also offer several elective medical treatments. See a full list of the available treatments and conditions.
Do you offer telehealth appointments?
Only in special circumstances. We offer telehealth appointments only for existing patients in situations where these can be scheduled well in advance. Existing patients should call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment.
How much does all this cost?
It depends on the treatment program. Be prepared to spend around $99 for the initial visit. For some services or treatments, the initial visit is included in the price of treatment.
Do you have any research materials on the treatments and therapies you provide?
Absolutely. Many medical publications and medical journals charge fees for access to research materials. Because of copyright laws, we don't post them on the website. However, if you schedule an appointment we will happily review them with you.
Have other questions? Make an appointment so we can answer them.