Fees & Policies

Fees & Policies

Please read in detail below for Functional Medicine Consult Pricing (For New & Follow Up appointments)

Following fee schedule EFFECTIVE JAN 15th, 2017

Packages for Health Coaching Only or Combined packages with services with Dr. Ghei and the health Coach together, coming soon.

Please note that we do not accept ANY medical health insurance. Payment for services is expected at the time of the visit.

Charges for Initial Review by Dr. Ghei of Your Prior Records before your First Functional Medicine Appointment:

$200/hour with a Half-Hour Minimum ($100) billed at the time of scheduling appointment, billed in Increments of 15 Minutes after the First Half-Hour ($50 per Quarter-Hour). Unless you have records for Dr. Ghei to review that are greater than what would fit in a 1 inch binder, this charge is usually only $100.

New Patient Consults:

Average new patient consult is 1.5- 2 hours ($1100.00) face-to-face time with Dr. Ghei but could range up to to 3 hours (180 minutes) or more, depending upon the severity of your clinical condition and is further billed in 15 min increments after the first 2 hours. We bill at $500 per hour in increments of 15 minutes($125 per 15 minutes) after the first 2 hours.

Please do keep at least 3.5 -4 hours at our office at the first visit so as to do paperwork, collect any kits and understand how to process the kits from our staff and any other check-out formalities..

Follow Up Patient Consults

First follow-up visit usually last about 120-150 minutes (either in person or by phone), but could last anywhere from 120-180 minutes or even more (especially the first follow-up visit which is usually the longest or even other f/u visits if your case is complicated).

First Follow-up visit is billed at $1100 for the first 2 hours and thereafter (after the first 2 hours) billed in 15 minute increments ($125 per quarter hour or 15 minutes). Please note that these times are only estimates and vary per case.

Other subsequent follow up visits (after the first follow up visit) are billed at the following rates:

30 minutes: $250

45 minutes: $375

60 minutes: $500

75 minutes: $625

90 minutes: $750

Every 15 mintes billed thereafter (after first 90 minutes) at $125 every 15 mintes
Phone consults for follow up patients are billed at the same rate as in-office Face to Face consults.

What happens at the First Follow Up Consult:

This is when Dr. Ghei goes over all of the results of the tests conducted at the initial consultation. How long this visit is dependent on the case and the amount of material to review, but is usually 120-180 minutes(2-3 hours) long and billed at the rates listed above.

Phone Consults

Phone consults for follow up patients are billed at the same rate as in-office Face to Face consults at the rates listed above.

These are usually anywhere between 45-90 minute long. Again, please note that these are only estimates and the severity of your problem dictates the time needed for your optimum care.

How often Dr. Ghei will need to see you depends upon your particular situation and the severity of your illness. Generally patients need to be seen at least once in 4-6weeks (or sooner) for the first 3 months of treatment, after which in our experience most patients feel well and frequency of follow can be markedly reduced usually to an as needed basis and needing much less time. Some situations like severe toxicity, advanced diabetes, advanced heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer may need longer treatment.

If you live out of town and would like a phone consult with Dr. Manisha Ghei, Texas law requires her to have at least one in-person office appointment with you per year to be able to prescribe medicines and to order labs. Subsequently, follow up visits may be done over the phone in that year. Phone consults after first face-to-face visit with Dr. Ghei re billed at the same rate as in office consults.

Phone Consultations WITHOUT seeing Dr. Ghei in-person in her clinic only for an opinion or review of labs or records:

If you have never see Dr. Ghei in-person-

The First phone consult for an opinion/review : One hour minimum at$550. After the first 60 minutes the further billing for these consults will be in 5 minute increments at $40 per 5 minutes. 

Subsequent phone consults for opinion/review : 30 minute minimum at $275. After first 30 minutes the further billing for these consults will be in 5 minute increments at $40 per 5 minutes.

Second Opinion

In case you are looking for a second opinion, or just are interested in speaking with Dr. Ghei about her opinion regarding your clinical symptoms or your health diagnosis, or just sharing about your specific health needs, she is very happy to do so at this appointment via phone only. She will share her opinion, her advise and her expertise. In case this appointment is by phone only, then she will not be keeping a chart with your information, or review any intake questionnaires, or order any labs, or prescribe any drugs or supplements during or after this phone call.

Payment ($550 for a minimum 60 minute) for this phone consult for opinion/review will be processed with your credit card at the time the appointment is made. After 60 minutes, you will be billed in 5 minute increments at $40 per 5 minutes. Subsequent phone consults for opinion/review : 30 minute minimum at $275. After first 30 minutes the further billing for these consults will be in 5 minute increments at $40 per 5 minutes.

Please note that we do not accept medical health insurance. Payment for services is expected at the time (or before the visit in case of phone consults) of the visit.

Our office will however provide you, upon request, the completed Superbill with all the necessary information and CPT & ICD-9 Codes (ie, Procedure & Diagnosis Codes) needed for you to file to your insurance for reimbursement for our services.

We have been informed that in most cases consultation services and labs have been paid for by the insurance. In case you have a HSA (Health Savings Account) or a FSA (Flexible Spending Account), you may use your pre-tax dollars to pay for the consultation or visit with Dr. Ghei.

We encourage you to call your health insurance before making your appointment with Dr. Ghei and confirm your Out of Network coverage for medical consultation visit.

Ayurvedic Mind- Body Consultations:

  • Initial 80-minute MD Face-to-Face or phone consultation: $750
  • Initial 60-minute MD Face-to-Face or phone consultation: $550
  • Follow-up consultations with Dr. Ghei may be in-person or by phone and are billed in 30 min increments for the first one hour with each 30 min being $275. After the first 60 minutes the billing will be in every 5 minutes increments at $40 per 5 minutes.

Payment is due at the time of scheduling an appointment for any of the above mentioned Ayurvedic Mind-Body Consultations.

During follow up sessions, your progress from the initial consultation will be reviewed and recommendations will be fine-tuned to keep you on the healing path.

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