Many times our clients appreciate that we are membership based, but want to understand what "additional fees" might be added or what all is included in our individual visits. Great question.
Our membership is simply based on those clients who have established themselves by obtaining their initial health history and physical exam. These are two separate visits for adults as a new client, but generally, from year to year afterwards, these are done in the same visit. Our expectation is that clients maintain active participation in our practice by obtaining annual wellness exams, and in doing so, each member is extended our membership services - such as simple problem visits, 10 percent discount on IV Nutritional Therapy, reduced yoga fees for classes, and educational programs exclusive for our members, not to mention access to Dr. Layne after hours.
These individual visits though are billed fee-for-service. Each consultation is billed based on complexity and time, so typically that first history visit is 60 minutes and allows you opportunity to share your history and concerns, your desires for your health, and for us to establish a relationships. The physical follows, also about 60 minutes, and allows us to follow-up on any history that needs more thoroughly discussed from the previous visit. We may do a procedure during this visit, such as a pelvic exam or lab draw. These are billed separately. Labs and paps can be billed directly to your insurance by the laboratory, just as ultrasounds and X-rays can be billed to insurance by the company that provides these services. We do charge a small fee for the venipuncture and lab handling, or for performing the pelvic exam.
If you decide to utilize IV Nutrition Therapy, that is billed separate, as are yoga classes. All of this is detailed on our service page - with the member-only offerings specifically on the member portion or down at the bottom of the page. We do not ask for a monthly fee simply to be members of our practice. What we ask for is commitment to your health and wellness.