You can absolutely use your insurance for laboratory & imaging, medications, other specialty or hospitalization visits. The ONLY thing that your insurance can’t be used for is the cost of your consultation or, if you qualify, for your monthly subscription fee. We DON’T charge any co-payments or surprise bills. All costs are transparent.
No problem! While we do recommend you carry health insurance, it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have great access to specialist care. We offer discounted prices for laboratory, imaging and many medications. You will never, ever be blindsided by a bill.
At this time, we are not able to accept Medicare/ Medicaid patients. We will update you when more information is available. If you are or become in any way affiliated with Medicare/Medicaid insurance, contact us immediately to inform us about your decision. DO NOT try to submit any of your claims to Medicare/ Medicaid.
ONLINE/ Telemedicine visit is an affordable, secure way to take care of your rheumatic conditions. The visit can be done from the comfort of your home or office. You can use a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet to connect with a US board certified rheumatologist.
Yes, our telemedicine company is designed to provide private, secure, HIPAA-compliant visits to allow patients to have a safe and confidential consultation.
The average waiting time to be seen by a rheumatologist in the US is between 4 and 6 months. The company provides you with access to a top expert PHYSICIAN rheumatologist with many years of experience.
Your life is precious. Your time is precious. Your level of pain can be significant. Some autoimmune diseases can cause significant organ damage, and other diseases can be fatal.
Establishing a diagnosis and quickly starting treatment may lead to a normal life.
YES, please use the website to schedule your in-office visit or use the link here. Schedule Today!
Yes, the doctor can prescribe labs and imaging studies if appropriate. If you become a patient of our practice and decide to pay cash for your laboratory and imaging test, we will share with you discounted prices.
The orders are placed ONLY during your visit time.
Lab results are not reviewed between appointments. If laboratory results show something critical/urgent, we will call you immediately after receiving. Otherwise, all lab results will be reviewed in detail during your appointment by the physician.
We do not provide interpretation of your lab results by phone or email as this will lead to many confusions and your questions can not be answered appropriately.
Yes, the prescriptions can be written at the end of the consultation or follow up visit if appropriate. If the consultation is for a second opinion, no medications are prescribed. Some medications require preauthorization from your insurance company, and that could take more time to be approved and generate extra cost.
Many rheumatologic medications require frequent monitoring by laboratory analysis. Without evidence of proof that these laboratory results are within normal range, these medications cannot be prescribed/refilled.
Thus, medication refills are done at the time of the appointment only. This includes pharmacy refill requests. The patient must plan visits accordingly.
The choice is yours. You will receive a copy of your after-visit summary, that you can choose to share or not with your primary care provider. We recommend that you share this information with your PCP. If you agree, we will fax all your office visits with your PCP.
My mantra tells me that prescribing a medicine to fix a rheumatologic disease is just half of the solution. I believe that the other half comes from a trusting relationship with my patients, great communication, education and empowerment.
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