How to Become a Patient
This is a practice prepared to deal with the most complex and difficult neurologic conditions, including chronic pain. As a result, extra resources are expended in delivering care to our patients and this is accomplished by means of a concierge practice system. This system of patient care is explained in the “About” and “Concierge” sections, which are located under the “Practice” tab. Accordingly, almost every patient in the practice, because of the nature of the care required, will need to be seen on a concierge basis. We understand that not all patients will elect this mode of care and may wish to continue to receive treatment from their current providers or seek treatment from any of a number of capable providers in our area. However, if care at this practice is desired, the following are required:
- A referral from primary care and/or previous treating physicians
- Submission of pertinent outside medical records including office notes and reports of any scans
- Completion of a new patient package. This includes demographic information and a medical history survey along with clinical assessment instruments.
- New patient consult that must be done before the first appointment with a fee of $100
- A copy of the medical insurance card(s)
- A signed Treatment Agreementform indicating understanding of practice policies and procedures and the willingness to engage into care under the terms described
- Willingness to be treated within the described concierge framework. This means that prospective patients understand the nature of a concierge practice and recognize that it is an expense aboveusual charges to the insurance carrier. If there are not sufficient financial resources to support continuing care in the practice, a patient should opt for treatment in a traditional practice structure. A list of other pain practices can be provided.
New patient packages can be picked up at the office or can be faxed or mailed, upon request. After we receive and are able to review the package information, a patient will be contacted for an appointment. Not all insurances are accepted and the process of our being enrolled with some insurance panels continues. Please ensure that this practice is covered by your insurance! If payment for services is denied by the insurance company, payment becomes the responsibility of the patient.