For new patients, a 15 minute "initial contact" will cost $50. The next step in working together, if you decide to proceed, is the "medical conference", a 90 minute visit that will be scheduled within 1-2 weeks of the "initial contact". After the "initial contact", you can schedule the 90 minute "medical conference" by paying a fee of $300. You will also fill out an extensive health questionnaire to be completed and returned 48 hours before the "medical conference". If you change your mind about the "medical conference", I will reimburse you $150 provided you give a 48 hour cancellation notice. At the "medical conference", I review your medical history, current lifestyle, diet, environmental exposures, etc., in detail, focusing on your concerns, and how this information can provide a key to unlocking solutions to your health issues. Fees for future 30-40 minute monthly “follow-up medical conferences” will cost $150.00 per session. No refunds will be issued for lab testing services that have been requested by you.
As a Functional Medicine specialist, Dr. Psonak is not a Medicare or Medicaid provider, and does not participate in any insurance plans or accept assignment from any other payer. All fees are due upon scheduling services. You will not be able to submit any charges or payments to your private insurance company, MaineCare, Medicare, Medicaid, or any other insurance entity.
Why I do not accept Insurance:
When medical practices bill health insurance companies directly, the doctors are required to become participating providers. The doctors must sign a contract that allows the insurance company to determine which services they will and will not provide and how much they can charge for those services. In general, insurance companies are not focused on preventive or wellness services. They are heavily invested in the conventional model of health care that too often relies on drugs, procedures, and surgeries. Most doctors and clinics cope with the requirements of being participating providers by keeping their office visits very brief, so that they can see many patients within a given time frame. Ironically, some of my patients complain about their extremely brief and unsatisfactory office visits at other medical practices, while at the same time expressing frustration that I do not accept insurance. Unfortunately, I have found that I cannot be a participating provider in the insurance networks and provide the time intensive and well researched care that I do. As a physician who practices functional medicine, I am firmly committed to prevention, wellness, and natural solutions to health problems. I have always felt a calling to provide as many people as possible with the highest quality natural health care. Just as my services are unique, my financial policies set my practice apart from mainstream medicine.
In-Office Fees: (office visits temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)
Initial patient office visit*: $300.00
Follow up office visits:
45 minutes $150.00
60 minutes $200.00
90 minutes $300.00
* For in-office visits, you will need to complete the New Patient Medical History Questionnaire and bring it with you for your appointment. If you have any recent labs or medical records you wish Dr. Psonak to review please bring them with you, or have them Faxed or emailed to the office prior to your appointment. You may use the form Records Request Form to give to your doctor's office.Phone consultation fees
Payments:Payments for in office visits are due at the time the services are rendered. Payments may be made in the form of personal Checks or Cash, as well as VISA, Master Card, and Discover credit cards.
Financing:We offer 6 months to pay through PayPal Credit on services and labs totaling $99.00 or more.
Cancellation Policy:To reschedule or cancel your appointment for an "initial contact" or subsequent "medical consultation", you agree to notify the office at least forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled appointment. You will send the notice of cancellation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone to 207-657-4325, or Fax to 757-315-8052. If you fail to reschedule or cancel forty-eight (48) hours before the appointment time, you understand that no payments will be refunded.