Are medical records or MRI’s/X-rays necessary?
Any pertinent medical records can be faxed 310-453-1234 to the office prior to your visit. The report (reading) of the MRI/X-ray can also be faxed or brought with you.
Actual MRI’s or x-rays are not absolutely necessary but may be brought with you.
How long is each visit?
The first visit is approximately one hour. Each additional visit is about half an hour unless there is more than one area being treated. You can discuss this with the doctor on your first visit.
Do I receive a Prolotherapy treatment on the initial visit?
If after history and examination it is determined that you are a prolotherapy candidate, then you will receive Prolotherapy on your first visit.
For your first visit:
A complete Regenerative Orthopedics history and physical is done at that time.
This takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
Then the treatment options are explained (prices below).
Initial Regenerative Orthopedic Consultation: $550
Small Joint (fingers, toes, TMJ): $500
Medium Joint (knee, shoulder, Wrist): $600
Large Joint (hip, Neck, Mid Back, or Low Back): $900
Stem Cell Therapy: Please call for pricing
PRP Small joint: $1100
PRP Medium joint: $1300
PRP Large joint: $1600
Investing in your health should be very important to you. Since the future of health care is changing, you should be involved with this investment. When you make a financial investment, you measure it by how much it grows each year. Investing in your health pays off in many different ways: wellness, health stability, quality of life, energy, happiness and more.
Only you can decide what is fair and if it is worth the investment even if you pay out-of-pocket costs for your health care.
We will make every effort to instill the feeling that your time with us is worth it.
As a Fee for Service Office we request that the fee is paid in full at the time of service.
We accept credit cards, checks, or cash for payment of services.
We will provide you with a detailed invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. We cannot guarantee insurance reimbursement.
We do not subscribe to any insurance networks. Insurance billing can be up to 40 percent of a medical office’s overhead. It involves a lot of time and effort. We would rather put that time and effort into caring for our patients instead of billing insurance companies. It also helps us keep our prices reasonable.
Remember that health insurance is a contract between you and your insurance carrier.
If so inclined, you can contact your insurance carrier and ask them if they cover an MD office visit (codes: 99203 or 4; 99213 or 4.) They will not tell you how much they cover – only whether they cover it or not. Most insurance companies cover MD’s office visits. This is what we bill for.
All bills are issued under Dr Fields’ medical license (MD). Unfortunately, there is still no guarantee that insurance companies will reimburse you for your treatments even after they have said yes to complete or partial coverage.
We cannot bill Medicare or Medi-cal since we are not a provider.
Please do not ask us to attempt this as it is not possible.