New Patient Information Q & A Sheet
Do We Take Insurance: No… we are an all Cash Practice
$167 for the Initial Examination (or Re-Exam if it has been over 1 year for existing patients) … and an additional $60 flat fee if we do any treatment, therapy, or home exercise plans at your appointment. But YOU can decide at your Exam if you want treatment at that time. We book an hour just in case.
We take M/C, Visa, Discover, American Express, Debit cards, HSA & FSA cards … and cash if you prefer.)
Detailed “Superbill” Receipts are offered at each visit if you have an FSA, HSA, or require one for other purposes. However you MUST ask the Front Desk for this receipt at checkout. We cannot email them, despite wanting to save paper.
What Do Orthotics Cost & Will My Insurance Cover It: The cost for a single pair is $367. If you want 2 pairs made at the exact same time (perhaps for a running shoe and a hiking boot, or work shoe) the cost is $500. This 2nd pair discount does NOT apply if you purchase another pair at a later date.
If I Only Want Orthotics, Do I Have To Pay for the Exam Too: Yes. Our expertise in diagnosing IF you need orthotics, WHY you need them, and HOW to best resolve your issue/injury is a separate service in addition to the cost of the product and it’s manufacturing time and expertise. So yes, plan on paying the $167 Exam fee in addition to the orthotic cost itself. (If however you DO have insurance coverage, or you are an existing patient, the cost of the Orthotic appointment is only the copay or cash fee you will be quoted later today.)
What If I am an Existing Patient & Was In Less Than a Year Ago: $60 cash fee
How Can I Get an Appt Quickly: Just do the following immediately …
Go to our website/fill out the “Patient Intake Forms” COMPLETELY!
Do NOT skip sections. It’s CRITICAL that you fill out everything (except the insurance page … IF you have already emailed your insurance card to Dr. Allen)…. THEN CLICK the “SUBMIT” button to securely create your file. AFTER doing so just CALL (see below) to complete the process:
Can I Just CALL the Office to Schedule My Appt: Yes, of course …
858-268-8525 … however we request you make sure to do the following:
- ALWAYS leave a message, often the staff are on other lines and you will roll right into voice mail. But we do NOT have caller ID, or a way to know you have called. So by hanging up it’s as if you never called us.
- Include your FIRST & LAST Name, and if you are a NEW Patient or Existing Patient.
- Include the best phone number to call you back, AND the best time to reach you. (Sorry … we cannot send/receive texts. This is a landline.)
- Explain what you need, AND if you have already emailed your Insurance card, AND that you completed the Forms online. This will help to speed the booking process. Often we have same day appointments … so providing these 4 things ensures a quick reply!!
Monday – 8:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday – 8:30am – 2:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Fridays – 8:00am – 2:00pm
CLOSED: Sat/Sun …
If you have any questions about your injury or issue, please feel free to email them to me ahead of time so I can answer them or make sure to address them at your appointment. For various reason, I do not return phone calls unless you have booked and pre-paid for a Phone Consultation appointment. Thank you for respecting my time. I promise to do the same for you … and more. Drallen@sdri.net