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 newborns to three years old 30% discount off of the initial visit 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 Adult session is 75 minutes in duration. It includes consultation, evaluation and approximately 60 min or more of Osteopathic Manipulative medicine treatment. This visit is followed by weekly 30-40 minuet sessions. Osteopathic manipulation treatment for an infant or child is initially 60 minutes in duration, followed by 30-40 minute sessions. An infant or child's follow-up treatment can be as little as two treatments. The initial Homeopathic evaluation is one hour with 30-40 minute follow-up visits 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's office will bill your insurance for you as a courtesy. All patient fees are due at the time of service. She accepts many 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, and as to be approved by Dr. Newlon directly.
What if I have an emergency?
Always call the office immediately, if you have any type of emergency situation. Dr. Newlon allows a daily emergency slot. Please call the office as early in the day as you can.