Approximately 60- 90 minutes ($395): This is the initial visit for new patients in our practice. The parents and the child/teen are both present, though we always provide time with each family member alone when appropriate. It is important that the parents provide copies of prior records and reports. This visit is also appropriate if you are seeking a second opinion or changing physicians for medication management. We require you complete the new patient forms on our website and have a brief interview with our staff before scheduling a new patient visit.
Routine/Extended – 30/60 minutes ($145/$290): Follow up visits will last approximately 30 or 60 minutes, classified as routine or extended depending upon the needs of the individual and family. Medication monitoring must be a minimum of every three to four months. Maintaining a consistent follow up schedule will optimize treatment and insure timely medication refills. When medication is not prescribed, follow-up visits are still recommended to assess and monitor treatment plans and progress. Follow up visits for medication management with our NURSE PRACTITIONER are intermittently available for stable patients. These are 15 minute medication checks for a reduced fee ($65). Please call the office if you are interested.
These sessions are billed at the same hourly rates as our office visits ($145/30 min). A phone consult is not a substitute for face to face time with your child, but it may take the place of an office visit periodically. If you would like to conduct a phone please call the office to arrange. This cannot be self booked online and is primarily for our routine follow up patients.
The fees for my consultative services are noted above. We are unable to accept insurance directly at this time. Payment is expected at the time of service. We will provide you with an invoice to file a claim with your health insurance company. If your plan is a PPO, POS or provides for out of network coverage you should be able to obtain reimbursement. If you have not met your deductible the visit can be submitted towards your plan’s deductible. In addition you may want to inquire if your insurance company has an “out of network exemption” . Quite frequently they do have this when a specialty, such as Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is not available in network.
**Please note in cases of divorce or co-parenting between two parents living separately, we require open communication between all parties involved in the child’s life. If you are unable or unwilling to do so, this will need to be discussed prior to your first visit, and may necessitate you seek the help of a different health care professional. In cases where custody is not shared and parents are at odds regarding diagnosis and treatment we may not be the appropriate provider for your family. We are unable to mediate ongoing hostilities between parents, and seek only to serve the best interests of the child, which in our experience requires open communication by all involved parties to achieve this goal.
Every patient will have open access to Dr Aronson-Ramos and her resources. She is directly available to all of her patients and offers many ways to communicate – office visits, phone consults, fax, and email. Many of the problems patients and families face have a developmental component which changes over time making a long term relationship with a physician highly valuable. Just as families are accustomed to their Pediatrician who they have known through the years, a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician fulfills that role as a specialist.
Our office values working with other professionals as a team to provide a multidisciplinary approach. It is important for families to know we spend a considerable amount of time outside of office visits in coordinating and facilitating communication among involved professionals and caregivers. We feel this benefits our families and improves treatment outcomes.