SERVICES & WHAT WE TREAT
Most of our patients, who live all over Texas, in Austin, and even out of state, see the licensed practitioners at Center for Collaborative Medicine for the following conditions:
- Thyroid conditions (hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s Disease) or symptoms (fatigue, “brain fog”, insomnia, etc), including medical management
- Hormonal imbalances (including bioidentical hormone prescriptions)
- Cardiometabolic conditions (Type 2 Diabetes, weight concerns, high cholesterol)
Meg McElroy is CCM’s go-to practitioner for advanced functional medicine, including conditions such as:
- Gut Conditions (persistent bloating, IBS, SIBO, etc)
- All Autoimmune Conditions
- CIRS, Mycotoxin Illness, MCAS
- Health optimization (particularly, prevention of the biological processes that lead to Alzheimer’s Disease, which start 20-30 years before diagnosis)
- **Update, December 2020: Meg is excited to join the company that inspired Center for Collaborative Medicine! Please visit Parsley Health to get started with a free trial, and Meg will start seeing new patients the 3rd week of December!**
In functional medicine, details dictate many decisions in testing and care. On average, new patients can expect to spend 90 minutes face-to-face with the practitioner, but an additional 30-60 minutes are spent on preparation for and documentation after the visit. Total time included in cost = 2-3 hours.
- New patient visit, 75-90 minutes with Dr. Manzanero: $450
- New patient visit, 75 minutes with Sara: $400
After we know more about a patient’s history and risks, follow up appointments take less time (on average). Practitioners still spend 30 minutes beyond the face-to-face appointment on patient care (total of >1.5 hours of dedicated practitioner care per visit) .
- Follow Up <60 minutes with Dr. Manzanero: $225 per hour
- Follow up with Sara, <60 minutes: $200 per hour
- Follow Up 60-75 minutes with Dr. Manzanero: $325
- Follow Up 75-90 min: $350
- Options available for short appointments, per practitioner discretion (<20 minutes)
- Most labs that we order CAN be billed to insurance.
- We ask patients to contact his/her insurance company for out of network coverage. We will provide the necessary receipt for patients to submit to insurance.
- We’ve had some patients receive 30-50% reimbursement from insurance for our services, so it is worth a try to submit “superbills” to insurance.
- Because we are licensed healthcare providers, providing medical services, patients can use HSA (Health Savings Accounts) for payment of CCM services.
Center for Collaborative Medicine is not contracted with any medical insurance companies, nor are we contracted with Medicaid or Medicare.
Insurance companies do not like to reimburse practitioners when they educate patients, which is why most insurance-based doctor’s visits are short!
Since we spend a lot of time with patients, and we prefer to talk with patients (not argue with insurance companies), we are a cash-based practice.