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New patient visits are usually scheduled for up to an hour.
Returning patient visits are scheduled for up to thirty minutes.

Please bring your insurance card and any relevant information you would like to review with your doctor, such as lab results, x-rays, physician reports and prescriptions, and any supplements you are taking.

CANCELLATIONS

The time we have reserved for you is valuable and we work hard to stay on schedule. Please notify us within 24 hours of you appointment if you will be unable to make it.

There is a $50 charge for scheduled appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours advance notice.

INSURANCE INFORMATION AND PAYMENTS

M.D. consultation (comprehensive new patient visit)                          $350 – $395
M.D. consultation (standard return visit)                                               $180 – $200

New patient visits with a medical doctor may run up to an hour but are not based on time. If it has been three (3) years or more since your last visit, you will be considered a new patient and charged accordingly. For rates on other services and procedures, please contact reception at 949.600.5100.

Payment is due at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

MEDICARE AND INSURANCE COVERAGE

The Institute for Progressive Medicine is a contracted provider for Medicare PPO only. We can accept Medicare for consultations with a medical doctor and most laboratory testing, provided your benefits are not assigned to an HMO. If you have private insurance coverage, we will be happy to provide you with a superbill you can submit to your insurance company. IPM is not a contracted provider for Medi-Cal.

OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS

We want to make care accessible to all of our patients, regardless of their financial situation. To offer outside payment plans, we have partnered with Parasail and CareCredit. Unlike credit cards, Parasail has fixed interest rate loans based on your financial information, no fees. CareCredit is used by over 10 million card holders and offers special financing options to patients.

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LABORATORY INFORMATION

Results

Please allow 7–10 business days for test results to be run and returned to our office. Some specialized testing may take up to four weeks. Once test results are received, a doctor will review your results and make recommendations. The Institute for Progressive Medicine does not fax laboratory results directly to patients. If it has been less than 2 weeks since your labs were drawn, please be patient—we will send your results as soon as they are reviewed by your

Fees And Billing

As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill your PPO insurance for in house laboratory testing ordered by an M.D. or N.D. at the Institute for Progressive Medicine even if we are not a contracted provider. Patients are responsible for any deductible or co-insurance that may be applied to laboratory services. All outside laboratory testing is payable directly to the company performing the test. Fees vary depending on specific tests ordered by your doctor.

 

Quality and Licensing

Our in-house medical laboratory is fully licensed by the California Department of Public Health and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA).

PRESCRIPTIONS

If you are requesting a prescription refill, please do not call our office. Instead, ask your pharmacist to fax a Prescription Refill Request Form to us at 949.600.5101.  Please allow a minimum of 72 hours from the time of your request for a doctor to review and return the form to your pharmacy. 

If it has been over a year since your last visit, you will be required to schedule an appointment with your doctor to receive a prescription refill.