- Completed new patient forms. You can download the new patient forms or create an account in our patient portal to complete most information online. To create an account, please contact our office. We will send you an email with access instructions.
- Any recent lab results from the previous 2 years
- A list of current medications and supplements
- Photo ID and medical insurance cards
Schoenwalder Health & Wellness does not accept insurance or Medicare. We do not file insurance claims on your behalf, nor do we assist with claim resolution. However, we will provide you with a detailed receipt of services performed so you can submit this to your insurance carrier. Payment is expected in full at the time of service. If payment arrangements are required, we do accept Care Credit.
We offer a patient-centered model of care. This means more time spent with patients in each appointment than would be allowed within the confines of an insurance-based model.
We do everything we can to make our care accessible and available to everyone. We partner with a local laboratory to offer discounted rates to our patients. We accept Care Credit for payment arrangements.
You can absolutely be seen in our office. Just know we will not be able to use your medical insurance for provider care.
However, your medical insurance will still be of value and utilized when performing labs or when ordering diagnostic tests. For this, we will provide you with an itemized receipt that you may submit on your own to your insurance company if you wish to seek reimbursement for out of network coverage. We cannot guarantee how your insurance company will process this. Some insurance companies will allow use of your HSA.
Our self-pay policies still apply; however, if labs or diagnostic imaging is needed, these will be billed through your Medicare insurance. If you are on a Medicare Advantage program, they may refuse to pay for services not ordered by one of their providers. We recommend you establish primary care with one of their approved providers so they can order certain tests and provide referrals for you if necessary.
No, we are out of network providers with all insurance plans. Our office will provide you with an itemized receipt that you can turn into your insurance if you choose. However, we cannot guarantee how they will process the claim and whether they will pay. Some insurance companies may allow use of your HSA.
Most of our patients have chosen us as their providers because of our abilities and knowledge to be proactive and to utilize many different modalities (i.e. use of Nature Thyroid, T3 medications, bioidentical hormones, etc.) compared to a traditional Internist. Our focus on diet and nutrition and ability to perform in-depth cardiovascular and metabolic screening to achieve wellness set us apart.
A Note from Dr. Mike:
“I have encountered too many patients over my career that have been ignored by previous doctors for extra testing or use of different medications for alternative treatment. Unfortunately, many doctors find little value in treating the whole patient. They tend to focus on treating an isolated symptom without looking at the entire history and environmental factors that contribute to illness. I will continually learn and stay up-to-date on new advances in functional medicine.”
Yes, we prefer to perform a Wellness/Preventative exam once a year for our patients. This will include a thorough review of your medical and emotional health from the past year. An EKG as well as an in depth laboratory screening will be reviewed at that visit. (Note: These visits will not be billed to insurance.)
Yes, we will provide consultations for children and adolescents; however, we recommend that you maintain your relationship with your pediatrician as their primary care provider.
Most patients are being treated for conditions requiring monitoring, so follow-ups will occur between 3-6 months depending on the nature of the conditions and response to treatment. These will be determined by the provider at your visit. We will be unable to give medical advice or prescription refills past 6 months from your last office visit.
Yes, we are still available to treat most medical problems.
If you have medical insurance, you may continue to utilize any laboratory of your choice, and the tests will be covered at whatever your insurance deems appropriate. If you don’t have medical insurance, our office has formed relationships with local laboratories and have a direct pricing agreement with them to keep costs low.
All patients will be required to do labs approximately 2 weeks prior to your appointment. This streamlines the office process for you, since you can review your labs and concerns with your provider at your already scheduled visit. If labs are completed after your appointment, we will notify you of your results. If your provider has concerns with your results, you may need to be seen for an office visit for labs to be reviewed.
If you keep your regularly scheduled follow up appointments as determined by one of our providers, we can still prescribe your maintenance medications for you. However, please note that you may be asked to establish care with a pain management doctor to prescribe and monitor long term use of pain medication prescriptions.
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For all other products, please call the office or email us at ContactUs@schoenwalderhealth.com
(This includes DesBio products, protein shake powder, Shape Reclaim products, Argentyn Bio-Active Silver, Skin Medica, CBD oil and topical ozone oil.)