How soon after birth can a newborn receive Osteopathic Treatment?
I have treated newborns as early as two days old. I strongly recommend treatment begin within the first month of life and I am pleased to offer parents of newborn to one-year-old babies 50% off the initial office fee for the first osteopathic evaluation and treatment.
How many treatments are usually needed?
The length of a child’s osteopathic treatment plan varies with the child and will differ from that of an adult. For an adult, to begin osteopathic treatment, an average of four to six osteopathic sessions are scheduled; more may be necessary with a severe problem. The initial one-hour consultation includes a one-half hour osteopathic treatment and is followed by weekly half-hour long sessions. Osteopathic manipulation treatment for an infant or a child can be as little as two treatments up to two months. The initial homeopathic evaluation is one hour with a one-half-hour follow up scheduled four to six weeks after taking a remedy. Homeopathic resolution of a problem can take three months to two years, depending on the duration or severity of the problem.
Does insurance cover osteopathic treatment?
Yes — if you hold private health care coverage.
Does the office bill insurance?
Yes. Dr. Newlon accepts all private commercial insurance companies, as well as Medicare. She participates as a non-assigned physician. Private commercial insurance patients are asked to pay a nominal partial payment at all visits and your insurance is billed by a professional insurance biller who has 10 years experience billing on Osteopathic codes. The Medicare allowed fee is collected at the time of service and reimbursement is sent directly to you within 10 days to 3 weeks.
Is there a sliding scale?
Yes, when necessary. Generally this has to be approved by Dr. Newlon directly.
What if I have an emergency?
I allot two one half hour slots daily for emergencies. Please call early in the day or the day before