Becoming a Patient
In addition to appointment costs, you can expect to spend approximately $200-$300+ monthly for supplements. If indicated in your treatment plan, there are charges for ozone treatments and co-pays for one-time specialty labs (Genova, IGEnX, Great Plains etc.). Additional costs may include nutritionist consultations and an increase in your grocery bills should you have diet modifications. Usually most, if not all, labwork is covered by insurance.
Dr. Waldo is an out-of-network provider. Because of restrictions placed on the amount of time he can spend with a client, he does not accept insurance as he cannot address all of your health concerns and resulting treatment plans in 10 to 15 minutes. If your insurance offers out-of-network benefits, you may receive some reimbursement for the cost of appointments. Co-payments are required for specialty testing. General laboratory tests are usually covered by insurance. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with his/her provider regarding coverage. Many HSA accounts will now cover supplements/vitamins prescribed by a physician. You can also check with your tax adviser for possible deductions on supplements. You must keep your receipts for tax or insurance purposes.
No. CHCS does not have a billing/insurance department. Thus, it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain a claim form and file it with his/her insurance company. We ask that you contact our office if you need assistance with completing this form.
In the beginning, you must be seen every two months for the first several years depending on the severity of your health issues and how quickly your body responds to treatment. Your commitment to adhering to the treatment plan, including a healthy diet, are essential in achieving timely progress. Once an optimum health state is reached, we want to see you a minimum of once or twice a year. This is to ensure your labs have not negatively changed and that your body is still maintaining an optimal healthy condition.
The length of treatment largely depends on the condition of your body when treatment begins, and your commitment to adhering to your treatment plan and diet. Depending on the severity of their health issues, some patients have been undergoing treatment for over six years. Once you achieve an optimum health state, regularly maintenance check-ups are scheduled to ensure your labs have not negatively changed and that your health is not adversely impacted. Usually these appointments are scheduled every six months to one year, unless you are experiencing new symptoms.
Yes. If needed, Dr. Waldo will consult with your physician to coordinate treatment. However, if conflicting medical opinions arise, Dr. Waldo will advise you on his recommended course of action, and then you may have to decide which treatment philosophy to follow. Dr. Waldo has the utmost respect for all medical professionals and understands that some may not agree with his approach.
No. Dr. Waldo requires all of his patients to have a primary care physician. His treatment protocols are considered to be a compliment to traditional medicine. In addition, we do not perform physical exams in our office.
Call 911 and/or go to your nearest ER, an after-hours medical care facility or a stress center. CHCS does not offer emergency services and does not have privileges with any of the local hospitals. Contact our office with your health updates and status during normal business hours.
No. Dr. Waldo offers phone consultations, including lab reviews, for those patients who cannot come to the office.
Labs are required two to three weeks prior to every appointment. For your convenience we have a lab in our office which we highly recommend. Blood draws are extensive and not typical. Thus, many labs technicians at other facilities are not as confident about doing a draw. In addition, the results we get from different labs vary in quality. If you live a distance from the office, we may be able to recommend a lab and the individual doing the draw can contact our office with questions.
Yes. A number of our patients come from other states, some traveling great distances. Because of Dr. Waldo's unique, scientific and biochemical approach to healing diseases, clients determine that CHCS offers the best chance for recovery, and that time and travel are inconsequential to achieving optimal health. Also, after the initial consultation and lab review, a number of our clients elect to conduct their appointments via a telephone consultation.
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