We do not bill insurance for the care we provide in our office. We welcome patients to our practice not based on their insurance carrier. Our members are more to us than insurance units.
Perhaps the most critical distinction in our model of care centers on a direct, personal relationship between you and your doctor. That directness carries over to our business model as well. While the payments offered by an insurance company might apply to the fixing of a damaged fender on your automobile, we desire to avoid the intrusion of any insurer into your family’s care in our practice.
We forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions and costs that can inevitably come with the involvement of third-party payers. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-services arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering common sense and affordable care including wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.
If you have insurance through a third party, you are still welcome to use the coverage for services offered outside of our practice at the lab, the local pharmacy, the hospital etc.