I certainly understand that not everyone can afford to pay out of pocket for their health care. That is why I have worked hard to keep my overhead low and my fees reasonable. Indeed, if you have a high deductible you may end up paying out of pocket even if you see an in-network doctor. Worse, when you go to an in-network doctor you may have no idea what you will have to pay until after it has been processed through your insurance.
When you see me you will know ahead of time what to budget for. My initial consultation fee is $197 and any additional testing is $77 per test (not per eye as with some other practices). If you have copies of recent eye tests I may be able to use those reports saving you the cost of in-office testing. There are no unpleasant surprises here.
If you have a PPO insurance you may also have out of network benefits. We have found that many PPO insurances reimburse well enough that the final cost to see me is in the range of many in-network co-pays. My billing specialist, Helah, should be able to find out what your insurance may reimburse you after your visit with me.
David Richardson, MD