Office Policies and Fees

 

Office Policies

Policies

Late cancellations (less than 2 business day's notice) and missed appointments will be charged the full fee for the missed appointment.

Prescription refills

There are no prescription refills between appointments. John Stracks, MD, LLC, will fill your prescription for the length of time you need before checking in about the efficacy of the medication. Thus, medication refills are done at the time of appointment only. This includes pharmacy refill requests. Please make sure you know how many refills you have been provided at the end of each appointment and plan accordingly.

Hospitalization

At the present time, John Stracks, MD, LLC, does not provide inpatient care.  Should the need for hospitalization arise, the hospital will assign a physician to care for you during your hospitalization. Dr. Stracks will assist the hospital physician with coordination of care.

Emergencies and Covering Physicians

This facility is not designed to respond to emergency situations. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Please note that Dr. Stracks is a solo practitioner and may not be available 24 hours/7 days/365 days per year. He will attempt to let all patients know when he will be unavailable, but there will be times when medical care will need to be obtained from a covering physician or from an urgent care center rather than from John Stracks, MD, LLC.

Lab results

Lab results are not reviewed between appointments. All lab results will be reviewed in detail at your appointment. Please do not ask for interpretation by phone or email. Should labs need to be reviewed urgently, an appointment will be set up within 48 hours.

Labs

John Stracks, MD, LLC, makes every effort to bill labs through insurance for you and to send you to an in-network lab. Please note, though, that ultimately you are responsible for assuring that your insurance will pay for the labs at the testing center at which your labs are drawn. There is no on-site lab draw available at this time.

John Stracks, MD, LLC, is able to offer laboratory testing at competitive rates outside of the insurance system. If you choose to use this service, payment for laboratory testing is due at the time the labs are ordered.

Should you choose a lab where John Stracks, MD, LLC, does not have an account, please make sure the lab results are sent directly to Dr. Stracks.

Phone and Video consultations

Phone and video consultations are available for established patients upon request and are billed at the standard rates.

 

 

Rates and Payment

Payment

Payment is due in full at the time of service by cash, check, credit card, or debit card. 

John Stracks, MD, LLC, does not accept insurance but encourages you to submit your bill to your insurance company for reimbursement unless you have Medicare, in which case you are not able to submit according to federal law. Please contact your insurance company prior to your visit for any questions about reimbursement. 

Rates

Rates for standard visits are listed below. Both new and return visit appointments can be arranged for longer than standard times and will be billed at the regular rates, but proportionally for the extra time.

New Patient Fees

60-minute new patient visit for all conditions: $550

Established Patient Fees

15-minute visit (medication refills, self-limited illnesses; MD approval required): $135

30-minute visits: $180

45-minute visits: $270

60-minute visits: $360

60-minute annual physical: $360

Group Medical Visit Fees

90-minute visits = $135

 

Rates for Other services

Checks returned for nonpayment will be charged $75.00 plus any bank charges incurred as a result.

Record copying is $50 plus applicable postage.

Medical care provided by phone or email will be billed at regular rates.

Completion of forms will be billed at the regular rates.

Letters to insurance companies will be billed at the regular rates.