Frequently Asked Questions
My goal is to provide the highest quality medical care and service, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to both disease prevention and wellness. These services will be provided in a relaxed and yet professional setting. From the moment you enter my office, I want you to be completely satisfied with every aspect of your care.
It is better! My smaller practice size allows me to devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. There will be little or no office waiting room time and appointments will start promptly. This practice model offers time to schedule approximately 60 minutes for the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment and approximately 30 minutes for routine appointments. If a problem requires extra time for evaluation, I will accommodate you to the best of my ability. Also, our communication will be enhanced through patient-dedicated cell phone and email.
I am on staff at North Cypress Medical Center.
My goal is to be available to my patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, there will be occasions when I am out of town or otherwise unavailable. In these situations, a trusted colleague will serve as my covering physician.
Yes. My personalized care practice will not take the place of general health insurance coverage. My practice is a primary care medical practice, not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your Medicare or other insurance programs as well as participation in your FSA or HSA plan.
I intend to remain an in-network provider for most major PPO insurance plans and will bill your insurance directly for office visits (office visit charges are not included in your annual fee). Due to their restrictive nature, I am unable to accept HMO insurance plans. If the terms of your insurance plan require a co-pay, I am obligated to request payment at the time of service. Even if I am not a provider for your insurance plan, I will attempt to refer you to in-network physicians for any necessary consultations and to in-network facilities for diagnostic tests and hospitalizations as medically indicated. Those services will likely be covered by your insurance plan.
The annual fee is not reimbursable by your insurance plan.
Yes. My office will file your claims with Medicare as well as with your supplemental insurer on your behalf, as required by law. For any patients who have a Medicare Advantage plan, office visit fees will be the responsibility of the patient.
No. The annual fee only includes services and benefits described in the Highlights & Details that are not covered by Medicare (or any other payor) and that will not be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare.
You are advised to consult with your FSA or HSA plan administrator, employer, HR representative or tax advisor to clarify qualification in your particular circumstance.