Do I need to see a doctor before making an appointment?
What should I expect on my first visit?
What types of treatments do you perform?
What insurance do you accept?
What forms of payments do you accept?
How much will each visit cost me?
What makes you different from all the other physical therapists in Atlanta?
Where are you located?
Question #1: Do I need to see a doctor before making an appointment?
Answer: You do not need to see a doctor prior to your first appointment although you may
choose to do so. Your first visit is an evaluation after which I will let you
know if your condition requires therapy treatments or wellness care. In the
case of therapy treatments a doctor, dentist or chiropractor will need to sign
the evaluation which becomes the prescription. In the case of wellness care no
further consultation is required.
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Question #2: What should I expect on my first visit?
Answer: The first visit is an evaluation. This usually takes about an hour and comprises of
a history-taking and listening session where I do the listening. When the patient is
comfortable that the relevant information has been conveyed, I do a physical examination
where I look at how the body is functioning. I may evaluate the autonomic nervous system
on the first session which involves a sensor placed on the earlobe for several minutes.
The goal of doing a thorough examination is to come up with the best plan with which to
resolve the issues that the patient is having problems with.
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Question #3: What types of treatments do you perform?
Answer: I am a manual therapist which means that I do a lot of hands-on
therapy. I use my hands to affect the muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, and
connective tissues of the body. However, I also do treatments to affect the
autonomic nervous system, reflex systems and brain mapping of the body. I
find the techniques and approaches that help the patient the most and then I
teach the patient how to do those treatments on him or herself. My treatment
goal is to empower the patients to be independent of a therapist.
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Question #4: What insurance do you accept?
Answer: I do not participate in any insurance plans and I do not file
insurance claims on patients’ behalf. I choose all my treatments based on
what I believe would benefit the patient the most and not based on what an
insurance company decides is reimbursable according to their policy. Upon
request I can provide you with a fee slip that may be submitted to your
insurance company which may be reimbursed under their out-of-network
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Question #5: What forms of payments do you accept?
Answer: I accept cash and checks. Payment is due at time of service. back to top
Question #6: How much will each visit cost me?
Answer: First, we schedule a one hour evaluation ($140). There is no
obligation to continue with treatment sessions after the evaluation if you
choose not to. You get a detailed report of my findings and my professional
opinion which may help you decide how to navigate the road to recovery.
The fee for a visit in my office is $140. Each visit lasts about an hour.
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Question #7: What makes you different from all the other physical therapists in Atlanta?
Answer: I see only one patient at a time for about an hour which is uninterrupted. I
do not waste time with unnecessary interventions that other therapists use
just because insurance pays for it. I do all the therapy myself and never
assign a patient to the care of an assistant or a technician. My goal is to
eliminate pain and improve function in the fewest number of visits.
My philosophy is to choose the treatment options for my patients that I
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Question #8: Where are you located?
Answer: I work from a clinic conveniently located in Buckhead. back to top