24345 Harper Avenue St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone: 586-563-3300

Fax: (586) 563-3313

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Frequently Asked Questions

For questions regarding appointments and insurance, please click here.

 

 

How soon can I get in to see the doctor?

Appointments can be scheduled within a 1-3 week time frame.

 

Will I need an insurance referral?

Depending on what type of insurance you have, you may need a referral from your primary care physician. Typically only HMO’s such as Blue Care Network require a referral which you need to request from your PCP. We must receive this before you can be seen or your appointment will need to be rescheduled so request it as soon as you make your appointment with us. 

 

Will I have to pay anything when I am seen?

Copays and deductibles are due at the time of visit.  The amount varies depending on your insurance contract.

 

If you are receiving a procedure that is not covered by insurance, (i.e. acupuncture, IMS, prolotherapy, massage, etc) full payment is required prior to your procedure being performed.

 

In addition, there are miscellaneous fees for letters and forms that may need to be completed.  Pricing depends on the complexity of  the form, starting at $25.

 

Do you have age restrictions on patients you will see?

Yes.  Patients must be age 12 or older. 

 

I have had x-rays, MRI, and CT scan performed previously.  Do I need to bring these to the appointment?

You only need to bring the written report (the films, or discs are not needed).  You may also have the facility that performed the test fax the results to us.  Our fax number is (586) 563-3313.

 

Another physician referred me to have a specific procedure performed, will this be done during my first visit?

Generally procedures are not performed during your initial evaluation.  Procedures are scheduled separately from office visits. However, if you are referred to our office only for an EMG that will be done on the initial visit.

 

How soon will the report from my visit be sent to the doctor that referred me?

We are committed to coordinating your care with your PCP and if different, the doctor who referred you. These individuals will receive a summary of your visit document within a week of your initial visit. When you sign up with our patient portal, your records will be available to you within 24-48 hours.

 

My doctor referred me to have an EMG study performed.  Is this painful?

You may expect some level of discomfort. Click here for more information on EMG/NCS studies.

 

I'm afraid of needles, but want to have acupuncture performed.  Do the needles hurt?

Acupuncture needles should not be painful.  They are about the size of one human hair, very thin and fine.  Acupuncture needles are much smaller than the needles used to draw blood or give injections.  Click here for more information on acupuncture.