"Do you take insurance?" I answer this question multiple times a day, everyday. And the short answer is no.
And the long answer is no I don't take insurance and that is is good thing. Why? Because if I took insurance I would be working for the insurance companies. And I don't want to work for insurance companies, I want to work for my patients.
I never want to change what I think is best for a patient to fit into a corporate model of care that is happy to treat disease and will barely spend a penny on prevention. I never want to squeeze 6-10 patients into an hour . I never want to be a part of a system that focuses on profits, not patients.
I know that times are tough for a lot of people. It can be hard to justify out-of-pocket expenses for health care when you have insurance. However, outside of the insurance model I am free to offer the highest-quality, personalized care.
Seeing me is a financial commitment. However it is an investment that offers rich rewards.