I’m sorry, but we do not accept insurance, except for labs and x-rays, and here’s the reason why. We care too much about your long term health and wellness to do so and want the freedom to be able to treat patients as we, the actual doctor, sees fit based on what type of treatment process is going to actually fix your health issue at it’s root cause. Versus how your insurance company, who is in the business of paying out as least amount of money as possible for your health needs, plays doctor and determines how your symptom (not the root health issue) should be masked as cheaply as possible, usually via more drugs. Sound familiar? However, our goal at Go Beyond Relief Wellness Center, is to develop a healthy relationship between you and Dr. Cohen in order to see your health and wellness fully restored to it’s optimal long term functionality. Unfortunately, what we’ve found is that most insurance companies, with their arbitrary rules, as well as overall lack of caring or understanding, are a third party that detrimentally gets in the way of the real doctor patient relationship and therefore hinders our goal of restoring you to your optimal health and wellness.
A few more things to consider regarding insurance:
- Our cost is usually LESS than what your insurance company requires as a co-pay, and that’s normally dependent on if you’ve even met your deductible, which is commonly $5,000 – $10,000. So even if you have insurance, it’s probably cheaper, not to mention less hassle in not having to fight over pennies with insurance companies, to just pay your own way with us
- Have you ever noticed that the very best doctors in their respective fields usually DON’T accept insurance? The reason being is that they also care too much about your health to allow a third party to override their own professional recommendations. Plus, they know that they’re good at what they do and therefore place a high value on their own time. I mean, do you really want to go to the “discount doctor?” Sure, we all love deals and saving money. But do you really want to put your long term health and wellness in the hands of someone who believes their medical advice is only worth MAYBE 50% of fair market value (since that was what insurance forces you to accept). We’ll all take 50% off of our next pair of shoes, but it’s probably not the best idea to get the 50% off discount surgeon right? So why trust your overall health and wellness, and therefore quality of life, to a “discount doctor?”
- If we accepted insurance we would have to raise our prices. Although we aren’t the “discount doctor” by any means, we do try to keep our prices affordable by minimizing our overhead expenses. The reality is that there are a lot of legal, compliance, and other administrative related costs that would be associated with accepting insurance. These extra expenses would then force us to not only raise our prices, but also not be able to treat our patients as we (the actual doctor) see fit as previously discussed.
Do you have more questions about our payment options? Then please give us a call at 252-329-7246 and we’d be happy to discuss them with you.