Tammy has been with Dr. Smith for more than four years. Not only does she own horses, she also expanded her animal family by 28 newly hatched chickens this week. There are certain topics Tammy addresses on a regular basis, so she wanted to make sure you have the answers to the following top 2 frequently asked questions.
Do I need a referral to see Dr. Smith?
No, you don’t need a referral from a primary health physician or other medial professionals to make an appointment with Dr. Smith. There are exceptions when it comes to insurance providers, though. Some require referrals as a condition to cover expenses. Others don’t, though, so please check with your insurance carrier before making an appointment. Once you have scheduled an appointment, we will ask you to bring the following documents:
- Completed New Patient Form
- Insurance Cards
- Co-Payment Information
- List of Current Medications
Does my insurance covers orthotic treatments?
We accept most insurance. Ask your insurance prior to making an appointment is crucial to avoid any surprises. This applies especially to orthotics which are often not covered. We do understand how important orthotics are to improve the quality of many people’s lives, which is why we offer a discounted cash price in certain cases. We will also go the extra step of checking with your insurance beforehand to provide a better estimate on the cost of orthotics. We will always work with you to come up with the best solution.
Thank you for the insights, Tammy! She is more than happy to answer your questions, so please feel free to give her a call at 309-762-7919.