(504) 513-2531

3004 19th St, Metairie, LA 70002, USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare Related Questions, Answered for You

 

Do you accept insurance?

We currently accept Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. 


As for Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare, negotiation is still in progress.

What is your new patient procedure?

Call the office 504-513-2531 to schedule an appointment.  We can either email an intake form to print and fill out, or one can be filled out at the office.  
Arrive at the office on the date and time of the scheduled appointment.  Please bring a photo ID, your insurance card (if any), and medication list (if any).

We accept payment before service.

What kind of patients do you see?

Patients often come in for chronic pain relief.  The office has also treated patients for infertility, smoking cessation, wrinkle removal, and GI complaints.  We also include nutrition consultation, instructions and design for healthy diet and lifestyle.

Do you offer free health consultations?

If you're willing to try Acupressure ear seeds, a nurse can take your history and perform this non-invasive procedure for $10.00.  Ear seeds, an ancient Chinese technique, can passively treat various chronic conditions (especially pain relief) over time. As for invasive procedures, an appointment with the physician is required.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Patients can feel the needles pierce the skin, but the procedure is painless.  It feels like someone is flicking your skin.

Pain relief is often instantaneous on first treatment for patients with chronic pain.  However, the pain will return gradually without subsequent treatments.  It's recommended that patients stick with acupuncture and invest in frequent treatment for first two weeks for best therapeutic effect.

What is micro-needling and how does it remove wrinkles?

Microneedling is also known as “Collagen Induction Therapy”.  The procedure stimulates collagen production under the skin to reduce acne scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.  Multiple treatments are required for visible improvement.  Modern day microneedling procedures use roller pins, but surprisingly borrows its theory from Chinese acupuncture.

The Question about Medical Marijuana

Currently, It's complicated in the State of Louisiana.  A patient doesn't need a medical marijuana card, but Louisiana patients do need to meet certain conditions to be even eligible for a Medical Marijuana "Recommendation".  (It cannot be called a Prescription).  As of 2019, the state is having a difficult time providing patients with available medication, and drug availability date have been pushed back every month.  The medical marijuana landscape in Louisiana is continually changing, so please call or email us for details.