Which insurances do you accept?
I am in-network with Medicare. I will be in-network with Carefirst (CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield) March 2020.
Patients with these health insurance plans will not be eligible for Direct Primary Care membership (more about DPC below).
I am OUT OF NETWORK with all other commercial insurance companies. Note that acupuncture is often not covered by insurance (i.e., even if I were an “in-network” provider, acupuncture may not be a covered service under your plan).
I have membership and self-pay rates that are competitive with other providers in the Washington DC area. If you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please let me know if the cost of a visit is prohibitive and bring your W2 form.
What are your rates for visits?
A la carte rheumatology:
$250 for 1st rheumatology/internal medicine visit
One-hour visit includes holistic evaluation from Eastern and Western perspectives
Diagnostic testing include bloodwork if indicated
One acupuncture treatment included either at the time of visit (time permitting) or at a future time
Therapeutic options as varied as dietary change (individualized approach based on Eastern traditions ) and Eastern herbs/western mediations will be discussed.
Portal email access to discuss lab results, medication problems etc
$150 for comprehensive follow-up rheumatology visit
Discussion of progress with lifestyle modification, medication therapy, laboratory study review
Includes one acupuncture/cupping session concurrent with the visit or at a future time
A la carte acupuncture (rates for non-members):
$150 for 1st acupuncture session (1 hour)
$450 for package of 5 follow-up acupuncture sessions
$130 for 1st cupping + gua sha session (Includes initial consultation followed by 30 minutes of cupping + gua sha).
$350 for package of 5 follow-up cupping/gua sha sessions
Group/community acupuncture rate : to be announced
Direct Primary Care member rates for acupuncture/cupping services above:
(1 session of acupuncture/cupping/gua sha included for every 3 months of membership)
1st acupuncture session : included with membership
$250 for package of 5 follow-up acupuncture sessions
1st cupping + gua sha session : included with membership
$175 for package of 5 follow-up cupping/gua sha sessions
What is direct primary care?
The direct primary care model is a growing model of care that acknowledges that what we do should not be dictated by an insurance company but should be based on the trust relationship that a physician and patient/family can build.
Because we spend less time dealing with the rules of insurers and more time with you, our patients can expect prompter appointments, more time for visits, and addressing your health in a way that is right for you rather than for your insurer.
Services included with membership and cost can be found here.