The first visit is 2 to 2 1/2 hours in length. During the visit, I will take a thorough medical history and may perform a physical exam if indicated. At and/or following the first visit I devise a customized treatment plan. About two weeks after you have started treatment, the first follow-up is scheduled to assess your initial response to treatment. Thereafter I generally see a patient once more at a 2 week interval and then, provided your response to treatment is good, visits generally switch to a monthly schedule, becoming less frequent over time as you improve.
Follow-up appointments are typically 45 minutes in duration.
I take patient privacy very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure that your information remains confidential. As I do not bill insurance directly and practice without an assistant, this means that your records remain solely in the hands of your physician. (Unless you formally authorize that your records be released to another healthcare practitioner or therapist). Correspondences are via phone or encrypted HIPAA-compliant email . Billing is done with an encoded name, so your name is not in circulation to any bookkeepers or accountants. The only instance where your information (name, address, phone number ) would be released is when medicines are drop shipped directly to you (and should you want to avoid this, there are other options for shipping).