Moving forward, we have had to increase our annual membership fee in order to continue to meet operating expenses. However, in order to make it easier in planning your budget, we have made arrangements to allow you to pay your membership fee automatically via Pay Pal, on a monthly basis, at no additional charge to you.
Beginning January 1, we will be charging a 3% service charge on all office credit card charges except for the monthly membership fee, which will be $29 per month for an individual membership, or $55 per month for a family. The membership fee will be charged monthly to your account. Nothing else will be required on your part.
We believe this will be a safe and convenient way to help manage your membership status with the office and will allow us to serve your health care needs on an ongoing basis. We will no longer be providing membership on a quarterly basis and would prefer monthly payments rather than a one-time annual payment.
Click on one of the following to get your payment plan set up.
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If you would prefer to pay your membership on an annual basis, the fee for individuals will be $348 for the year, running 2/16/21 through 2/15/22, or $659 per year for the family membership.
As previously, Medicare patients 70 years of age and older receive a 10% discount, and patients receiving three or more IV therapy treatments per quarter have the membership fee waived.
We appreciate your participation and are happy to help if you have questions.
Why did we decide to change this practice to an Integrative Patient Care Program?
As the medical system has changed, it has compromised doctors’ ability to provide personal care to patients. Our job as doctors is to provide the best possible care which, I believe, includes personal attention. We want to be able to assist you in understanding the latest in integrative medicine. We want to be your strongest advocate negotiating the maze of the health care delivery system. A patient deserves full attention to every detail of health. Our Integrative Patient Care Program is a way of limiting the number of patient visits a day in order to ensure the highest quality care.
Why is an Annual Enrollment Fee required?
The Annual Enrollment Fee is a membership, or access, fee to ensure the ability of the practice to maintain the highest standard of care for each and every one of our patients.
Does our insurance cover the Annual Enrollment Fee?
Insurance plans do not cover the Annual Enrollment Fee.
I have a deductible. Can the Annual Enrollment Fee be applied to our deductible?
No, the Annual Enrollment Fee cannot be applied to your insurance deductible. However, if you have a Flex Plan (Section 125), a Medical IRA or a Health Savings Account (HSA), you may be able to receive reimbursement for the Annual Enrollment Fee with such tax advantaged funds. We recommend that you talk to your employer or tax advisor for more information about this.
Can the Annual Enrollment Fee be applied to my office visit co-pays?
No, the Annual Enrollment Fee cannot be applied to regular office visit co-pays.
How does the Integrative Patient Care Program work with my Health Insurance?
The Integrative Patient Care Program is a membership program that is designed to work in conjunction with, not replace, your traditional health insurance.
If you are insured by a commercial insurance plan you must maintain your health insurance. When you require care, we will assist you in billing your insurance at the usual and customary rate for your office visit. Our fee schedule for 2015 will remain the same. You will also continue to use your commercial health insurance for any visits with medical specialists or for hospital, radiology, and lab services.
What if I don’t want to join?
Any patient choosing not to join the Integrative Patient Care Program will be assisted in transferring to another physician and patient records will be provided at a nominal charge. You will no longer be able to receive care at Integrative Medicine Associates.
What are the benefits of membership in this practice?
35 years’ expertise in Integrative, Holistic, and Functional Medicine; Board Certified in Longevity Medicine
Access to cutting edge diagnostic and treatment modalities not available through conventional medical offices
Specialty alternative laboratory test kits on site
Professional quality nutritional supplements available for purchase in the office and online
Commitment to personalized care with an emphasis on wellness, healthy aging, disease prevention, and early detection of disease
In-depth consultations, with enough time available to explore the underlying causes of health problems rather than simply treating the symptoms
Direct communication with the office including telephone and email access during office hours, with emergency on-call phone service as needed
Timely appointments with our health care providers
Co-ordination of specialty referrals
Telephone, skype, and email consultations available with patients and family members (an additional fee may apply)
What do I do when I need a specialist?
To ensure continuity of care, we are available to coordinate specialist referrals. We believe communication between primary care physicians and sub-specialists is vital to your health.
I visit the doctor just a few times a year; why should I join the Integrative Patient Care Program?
Few things are as valuable as your health. We believe that our focus on wellness and Integrative Medicine promotes better health over time, improving your current health status now, and aging more gracefully into the future. Investing in this long term relationship is a wise decision for optimum health and longevity.