What does direct care mean?

Direct care is a newer model of medical care delivery, outside of the health insurance constraints. DPC ( or direct primary care), a membership based type of primary care pratice has been around for many years, but direct specialty care (DSC) has emerged in recent years. In direct care, patients can see their doctors regardless of their insurance coverage status. Most patients with private health insurance plans can also get reimbursed by their health plan for some of the visits costs, if they have out of network coverage.

Can I use my Medicare or Medicaid benefits?

At this time I am not able to see patients enrolled in MEDICAID. However, I am accepting select patients enrolled in Medicare part B (not Medicare Advantage plans).

How will I pay for the visits?

You will be required to enter a credit card information in the Elation patient portal, which is the electronic medical records I work with. Your card will be charged at the end of each visit.

How soon can I get an appointment?

Most new patient visits can be accommodated within a week, sooner if urgent. The first visit is preferred to be in person. Subsequent visits can be scheduled in person or virtually (on Zoom)

Will you send a report to my doctor(s) after the visit?

I will send a detailed consultation report to the physicians you have chosen to receive your records. This will typically occur within 2 business days.

Will my insurance cover the visit?

Since I do not participate in any health plans, I am an "out of network" provider. If your health plan offers coverage for "out of network" services, you should be able to be reimbursed for some of the cost of the consultation with me, depending on your plan provisions. I recommend using Reimbursify.com to help you successfully submit your claims (link in the resource page).

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