Insurance is not a prerequisite for becoming a patient of Dr. Ryan. Listed below are the major types of consultations offered at Ryan Family Medicine. Consultation fees are roughly based on an hourly rate of $300. This time-based fee may be adjusted in relation to the complexity of the visit, and you will be charged additional fees for certain materials used in diagnosis or treatment. Should you prefer, and at our discretion, these consultations may be available as phone consultations. Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard.
Mini-Visits are literally “in-and-out” visits for issues such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, or a joint sprain. Duration of these visits is usually about 5-10 minutes.
These are slightly more complicated or lengthier than mini-visits and are focused on a single, acute problem or follow-up for a chronic condition. Examples would be an acute bronchitis or a focused follow-up visit for high blood pressure. Standard consultations typically last 15-20 minutes.
Most visits for patients with chronic conditions will fall into this category. The conventional “physical exam” can generally be performed as an extended consultation. Other examples include more complex follow-up visits for conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. Visits for acute problems that are more complex or for more than one issue would also be extended consultations. Many procedures can be completed in this time frame, including a gynecological exam, removal of a skin lesion, or a joint injection. These visits typically last about 30 minutes.
Procedures, Tests, and Immunizations will incur additional fees
Nominal fees will be charged for the few laboratory and other diagnostic tests done in our office (ECG, urinalysis, rapid strep test, pregnancy test, TB test, rapid oral HIV test, tox screens, cholesterol, HbA1C, glucose). The cost of each of these tests ranges from approximately $10-50.
Procedures such as joint injections or skin biopsies will usually be billed at the level of extended consultation or comprehensive consultation, depending on the complexity and time required. Spirometry (pulmonary function test), wart cryotherapy, ear lavage, and some other procedures will require a small additional fee to cover the cost of our materials and equipment.