Is there anything that is not included in the DPC membership?
ARE THERE ANY SERVICES THAT YOU CAN’T OR DO NOT PROVIDE THAT MOST FAMILY DOCTORS DO? Yes. In the interest of complete transparency, I feel obligated to divulge, before you agree to enroll in the practice, that the following services (and referrals for the same) will never be provided by myself or any office staff: all forms of contraception, all forms of sterilization, referrals for pregnancy termination (abortion), artificial reproductive technologies (i.e. IVF, IUI), Truvada (and all drugs with the same therapeutic intent), disability claims, disability form completion, workman’s compensation cases, chronic (longer than 4 weeks) pain or psychiatric management requiring daily or nearly daily use of controlled substances*.
The following services (and referrals for the same) may not be provided, but will be determined, at my sole discretion, on a case by case basis: Erectile dysfunction treatments; certain fertility treatments that don’t fall under the definition of “artificial reproductive technologies”. If you are planning a visit to request one of these treatments, it is important that you contact me first to ensure that it will be possible to obtain them in your specific case. Remember that this can be done very discreetly by texting or emailing me directly. There is never any other staff member who has access to these modes of contact with you.
*Only exception is children and adults with well controlled, stable ADHD, using routine doses of stimulants regularly, who have had diagnoses confirmed by a psychiatrist and can provide documentation of such.
Because I have provided explicit instructions here as to what will not be available in my practice, a patient desiring these services from me will not qualify for any refund of membership fees paid at any time, on the grounds that I failed to provide him/her with stated services.
DO YOU OFFER OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE THERAPY?
Sadly, I never was afforded to opportunity to practice or use OMT at a frequency that left me adept at it. I can perform some minor techniques to accompany other types of treatments, but the traditionally known HVLA techniques (aka “cracking your neck”, “popping your back”) are more advanced and I don’t feel that I could offer them to patients safely. I DO believe that OMT is highly effective for many patients and will be establishing relationships with other DOs to whom I will refer my patients that require the more advanced therapies.