|What movement disorders are treated at The Parkinson's Institute?|
|Does my insurance cover my visit?|
We currently contract with Medicare Part B and the following PPOs:
Kaiser and other HMOs will not cover our services.
Many insurance companies offer out of network benefits. Please call your insurance company to verify your benefits. We can provide you with a billing statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
We do accept cash paying patients as well.
|Do I need a referral?|
Yes, we require a referral from either a Neurologist or Primary Care Physician in order to become a patient here.
|How long are the appointments?|
The initial appointment is usually two hours long. This includes check in as well as your visit with the doctor. The follow-up appointments are scheduled based on patient need and average 30 minutes.
What do I bring to my appointment?
Please bring your insurance cards, new patient package, and any additional medical records you have that have not yet been forwarded to our office.
|Are there any special preparations I need to make for my appointment?|
No, make no changes to your daily routine.
After my appointment, what do I do if I am not feeling well, or I am having problems with medication adjustments?
Call 408-734-2800 and ask to speak with the advice nurse, who is available Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm. All calls after 4:30pm may be returned the following business day.
Will you be my main Neurologist or do I continue with my current Neurologist?
The Parkinson's Institute has three approaches to seeing patients:
Additional questions about becoming a new patient at The Parkinson's Institute?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-734-2800 and ask to speak with the New Patient Coordinator.