Frequently Asked Questions
Finding the best provider for you and your family members can be frustrating but it doesn't have to be. Here are some frequently asked questions about our practice. If you don't see your question answered here please give us a call at 920-412-9737. If this is an emergency please call 911.
Why should I use my own money if I have health insurance?
Most people will actually end up spending more money if they use their insurance for primary care. Insurance companies will cover only one routine visit per year. Unfortunately, people go to the doctor, on average, three times per year. The other visit costs go towards your deductible - and we know how painful that can be. Or, if your regular doctor is too busy, an urgent care visit costs around $175 in most major cities. If you need a new doctor, the average new patient visit costs $386. But by choosing to pay cash-equivalent, you are only paying for what you need, at a significantly lower rate.
If I see you, can I still see a specialist?
Of course! We are more than happy to set up a specialist visit if either of us feels it is necessary. We will work hard to make sure this referral IS in your network.
Do I still need health insurance?
It's the law, so... yes.
Of course, everyone should have major medical to be on the safe side, but you can use it more wisely by saving it for specialist visits or other major expenses.
Do you offer discounted lab work?
We offer in-house rapid diabetes and cholesterol testing for a small fee. We are also set up with Quest Diagnostics and are proud to offer significantly discounted labs! Otherwise, you can use your insurance at a location of your choosing. We are happy to discuss and determine what will best meet your needs.
In addition, for our labs, we will make every effort to let you know the price of common or non-emergency labs BEFORE you get them drawn.
How soon can I be seen?
We are currently accepting new patients of all ages; please call for an appointment first. We offer same-day and next-office day appointments. Our goal is to be as accommodating as possible and meet your needs in a timely manner.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Technically no, so as to avoid long wait times for all patients. However, we offer same-day and next-office day appointments to accommodate your needs.