Upon careful consideration, I decided to remain an out-of- network provider, meaning that I did not enter into a contract with any health insurance plan. I decided that insurance companies are not as much interested in the quality of your health, as they are in making a profit. Therefore, they generally limit treatment options, as well as my goal of providing personalized and integrated psychiatric care for you.
I do not bill the insurance for you. Upon request, I supply a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. Almost all of my patients have insurance, and they receive at least some reimbursement from their health plans.
As a Birmingham psychiatrist, I believe that the best outcome and recovery happen when the patient- doctor team decides upon the most efficient treatment plan, without rules and limitations imposed by third parties.
If you do not show for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified the office at least 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible for the full cost of your session.
Full payment is expected at the time of the service. I accept cash, personal checks or major credit cards. The rates will be provided per request.