Lab Testing

Green-Accent-Dots

I work with local laboratories to run basic diagnostic and screening lab work that is covered by insurance.  For those without insurance, I have an arrangement with Quest Diagnostics to provide lower cost lab tests which you can pay for ahead of time.

 

I also work with specialty laboratories to provide more in-depth analysis when we agree that further information is important for your care.  Many of these companies do bill insurance; however, coverage for these tests varies dramatically.  Due to the increased cost and spotty insurance coverage, I do not start care with the ordering of specialty labs and reserve them for when we feel stuck and need additional information.  I believe that your finances are one of your health assets, and I do not want to cause you undue financial strain as I believe that is harmful to your health.

I also provide interpretation of existing lab work.  When you schedule your appointment, you can upload your lab reports directly to your patient portal.  I do ask for 48 hours to review your labs, do any needed research, and be ready for our conversation.  I also believe our time is a resource that shouldn’t be squandered.

After review, I always post your lab results in your patient portal for you to see.  For a discussion of your results, please schedule a follow-up visit.  I will not provide my interpretation and advice outside of an office visit.