Referrals

Physician  referrals: Many policies require a written referral from you primary care physician. Please be certain that your referral is in our hands prior to your appointment.
Patient referrals: We appreciate and welcome all patient referrals.

Fees and Insurance

We strive to provide high quality, affordable orthopaedic care. Our professional fees are similar to those of other qualified physicians in the Tacoma area.  Our insurance policies are :
Payment on the day of your visit allows us to reduce administrative costs without diminishing the quality of our service to you.
Co-pays are due at time of service. Please bring insurance cards to each appointment.

Insurance for surgery: In many cases, we will be paid by your carrier for the covered portion. We will then send you a statement for any balance. Payment is expected within 60 days.

Past due accounts: If you have a financial problem, we will understand. Contact our collections clerk. She will extend to you the time which is fair to you and to our practice.

Worker's compensation: It is very important to bring all previous treatment records and
x-rays regarding your claim to your first appointment to avoid delays in treatment.

Medicare: Our office will file all Medicare paperwork. We ask that you pay any deductible at the time of service. If you have questions about your account, call us.

Some disability and insurance forms require time and research to complete. We charge a nominal fee for completion of these forms.