Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
You will have longer face-to-face time, better communication, and no wait times. You will be able to text or you will be able to call me with any questions. My focus is on keeping you healthy!
In the FreedomDoc membership model, patients can talk to their doctor whenever and wherever they need them, with no extra costs. This significantly increases access to a doctor and decreases the cost to a patient. Being able to talk to your doctor when you need them has tons of benefits.
I have chosen a membership model because it’s affordable to the patient and allows me to take care of my patients (whom I love!) in the best way I know how.
WILL I SAVE MONEY?
The only change is that I’ve partnered with resources that may save you additional money if you would like to pay cash rather than submit to insurance. For example, I’ve partnered with labs, imaging centers, and a prescription wholesaler for dramatically lower cash-based pricing. However, if you still would like to submit to your insurance, you are welcome to do so. I can provide you with those options that allow you to make the right decision based on your situation.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH YOU?
HOW ARE OFFICE VISITS HANDLED?
WILL YOU ALLOW ME TO SEE YOU WITHOUT SIGNING UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
HOW MANY PATIENTS WILL YOU SEE?
WHAT ABOUT LABS, IMAGING, AND PRESCRIPTIONS?
Through my national FreedomDoc network, we’ve partnered with local companies that provide my patients discounts for paying with cash. However, if you still would like to submit to your insurance you are welcome to do so.
WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL?
CAN I USE MY HEALTH INSURANCE?
DO I STILL NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
We recommend you continue to have some type of health plan coverage. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to obtain catastrophic care (childbirth, surgery, accidents, etc…), we recommend you enroll in a healthshare. This new type of health plan is affordable, provides great service, and helps alleviate any emergency medical bills.
WHAT IF I AM ON MEDICARE OR MEDICAID?
CAN I PAY WITH MY HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)?
Some patients utilize their health savings (HSAs), flexible spending (FSAs) or health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) to pay our fees as “qualified medical expenses.” Legal experts have recommended these patients follow the best practice of paying annually or semi-annually. If requested, we can provide you with an invoice and/or submit a notice to your employer if any questions arise about our programs. Please note that we cannot provide tax or legal advice, and you should consult your own tax advisor for guidance.
IS THERE A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT?
HOW DO I JOIN THE PRACTICE?
You call us at 912-470-4430 or click this link to start the enrollment process!
Open by appointment only
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5 pm
After hours appointments available as needed
Savannah, GA 31406