Free Consultation (OPTIONAL)
IN OFFICE MEETING to review patient insurance coverage, and case evaluation to see if acupuncture is appropriate. This is for patients who aren’t sure acupuncture is right for them or if they can afford treatment.
Initial Consultation and Treatment
To schedule your Initial Consultation and Treatment online, click the orange “Schedule Now” button on the menu or call us at 240-780-9130 to schedule your appointment.
Submit your insurance information to our receptionist or via our secure online form, and our insurance billing staff will check your coverage and get back to you.
At your initial visit, Lisa Marie Price, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. will discuss your condition and health history with you. She will also conduct a traditional Oriental Medical examination, including an examination of the pulses and the tongue, as well as modern diagnostic techniques like Acugraph electro-meridian imaging. She will review her findings in detail with you and provide you with recommendations for a treatment plan including various unique Chinese treatment techniques.
Your Treatment Plan
After your initial consultation, examination and diagnosis a treatment plan will be formulated for you. Depending on what is found, your treatment plan usually takes 5-20 treatments. Depending on the severity of your condition, your practitioner may recommend the treatment plan be extended or shortened. Some of the techniques that may be recommended as part of your treatment plan are acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxabustion, Chinese dietary therapy, Chinese herbal medicine or specific supplements. Lisa Marie is an expert in nutrition and dietary therapy.
Each treatment you receive after your initial consultation will be based on your personal treatment plan and your unique response to treatment. We will be tracking your progress carefully and adjust our diagnosis and treatment plan accordingly.
Approximately every four weeks, we will conduct a re-evaluation to document the progress of treatment and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
At the end of the course of treatment we will also conduct a re-evaluation to review your case–at this point you will “graduate” from acute care. We will make recommendations for self-care for your condition and preventive health measures. Some patients will discontinue treatment at this time, others will embark on a plan of maintenance care for preventive health, stress relief, and management of chronic health issues.
Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture
We accept all insurance plans, including Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We can bill all insurance plans and also treat auto accident cases and Worker’s Comp. Our insurance biller will check your coverage for you, free of charge, so please call us with your insurance information at 240-780-9130.
There is a free consultation for the initial office visit (up to 20 minutes) if no treatment is involved. If you decide to become a patient and proceed with treatment the full fee will be charged.
There will be a variation in fees depending on the complexity of the case and the treatment modalities recommended.
For senior citizens or low income patients, payment plans can be created. We strive to accommodate everyone regardless of their finances.
We accept credit/debit cards, HSA/FSA payment, personal checks and cash
Cancellation Policies and Fees
Your appointment times are reserved especially for you. We value your business and ask that you respect the scheduling policies. Should you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
Any cancellations with less than 24 hours of notice are subject to a cancellation fee amounting to the cost of the appointment. Clients who miss their appointments without giving any prior notification will be charged in full. We recognize the time of our clients and staff is valuable and have implemented this policy for this reason. When you miss an appointment with us, we not only lose your business, but also the potential business of other clients who could have scheduled an appointment for the same time.