Health Insurance Clarifications
As of January 1st, 2021, we are no longer in-network with United Healthcare. We're still working this issue out with UHC.
Those that have Medicare and United Healthcare will unfortunately not become selfpay patients until this issue is worked out.
$150 First Visit
- $100 follow-up visits
- $30 herbal medicine (10 days)
- Insurance may cover visit.
Acupuncture is an holistic medicine effective for treating pain and other ailments.
At least three to six visits may be required for long-lasting relief.
Symptom relief can often be experienced after first treatment.
Office Visit Consult
- Insurance copay varies
- Medicaid not accepted
- $50 drug screen monthly
For patients on controlled substances, drug tests are mandatory per month for continued treatment. Drug tests are billed under patient, or patient's insurance.
Please provide recent medical records, blood test results, and MRI/XRAY impressions if possible.
Failure of test or breach of contract may result in patient discharge.
$250 for Medical Cannabis consult.
- Follow-up visit every six months.
- Health insurance does not cover visit
- Please provide medical records
Please have a qualifying condition before booking an appointment for treatment.
Botox & Dermal Fillers
$85 Initial Consult.
- $12 per unit.
- Effects last up to 3 to 6 months
- Service not covered by insurance
Please schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options and expectations with our physician.
A grandfather referred by the Department of Veterans Affairs booked an appointment and arrived in a wheelchair. He was suffering from chronic back and neck pain after many years of honorable service in various parts of the world.
Three treatments later, we were pleasantly surprised to greet him at the office without his wheelchair. He smiled and said treatments allowed him to spend more time on his feet - enough to tinker with hobby projects in his garage.
If you've served in the US military, the Department of Veterans Affairs may cover visits to the clinic for Acupuncture treatments.
The Car Wreck
Frequently patients book appointments after they are rear-ended. Neck pain and back pain are common symptoms after car accidents, but the longer you wait, the harder the symptoms are to treat.
An elderly couple booked appointments for treatment after they were rear-ended the previous year. While the insurance companies argued in court, the couple - uncertain if the court would rule in their favor, sought treatment after chiropractors and physical therapy was costly but failed to relieve their pain.
While we recommended the patients come in three times a week for the first two weeks, the couple could only afford to come every two weeks. But in three treatments, the couple was able to knock their pain down from a 6 out of 10 to a tolerable two.
The Botched Surgery
Often we receive calls from people who have undergone surgery for pain relief - only to have the pain return within months, stronger, unrelieved - baffling these patients.
A woman who underwent neck and back surgery a decade ago, booked an appointment at the office. After two weeks of regular treatments, she stated that her pain was significantly improved - thought not entirely gone.
With the addition of medical marijuana, this woman now has her pain controlled, and her life stabilized.
The Bedridden Grandfather
A Grandfather was brought in by wheelchair to our office one day. Restless and irritable, he was experiencing debilitating pain and was unable to be treated with medication due to his advanced age. He had remained in bed at home, and was watched over by his worried family. He also said he didn't believe in Acupuncture.
After weekly visits for two months, his attitude gradually changed, and even looked forward to the visits with our physician. His pain was reduced to tolerable levels from a combination of Acupuncture treatments, and following the doctor's lifestyle and exercise recommendations, his pressure ulcers healed.
He can also walk again.
The Working Mother
A mom booked an appointment at our office one day, complaining of aggravating neck and low back pain. She was afraid of taking pain medications, citing the opioid crisis and the fear of addiction to pain medication.
We provided acupuncture treatment, and while the pain was reduced, she had to come back monthly for repeated treatments due to her job re-aggravating her condition.
She still comes in for monthly maintenance visits, but picked up an inflatable flexible back brace from the office to wear at work and home.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted at Office
Cost of visit depend on patient deductible and copay. Cash patients accepted. We also take Check, Credit, and Debit card payments.
Aetna Medicaid not covered.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Louisiana, FEP, Out of State
including National Association of Letter Carriers
Medicare Part B
including Railroad Medicare
United Healthcare / Optum
Including Veterans Community Care
3004 19th St, Metairie, LA 70002, USA