Important Information for Patients
When you make your first appointment at our office, we will ask you to submit certain information to our office, mainly regarding the nature of your injury or pain, your medical history, etc. To save time, we’ve placed our forms and paperwork online so that you can fill them out at home. Simply bring the completed paperwork to our office at the time of your first appointment so your information can be entered into our system.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
What to Bring for Your First Appointment.
• Pertinent Medical History
• Pertinent Information to Your Condition*
• Surgical Records • Test Results • Any Images
• List of Current Medications, Including Dosages & Frequency
• Insurance Card & Other Information
Our FDA-Controlled Treatments
Treatments you will receive at National Stem Cell Clinic are considered to be FDA-controlled. Because these treatments are still so new, they have not yet been approved by the FDA. This doesn’t mean that the treatments are unsafe – quite the opposite! The FDA wants these treatments to proceed, but they are waiting for more evidence before they give their stamp of approval.
What this means for you is that your insurance company probably will not cover these treatments. You will be considered to be self-paying. We do not submit claims or documentation to the insurance company, though we will provide you with detailed receipts if you wish to submit a claim to your insurance company yourself. All claims, etc. are between you and your insurance company.
It is to be noted that the price of these treatments usually end up being less expensive than the surgical procedures that are covered by insurance. When weighing the cost to you of surgery vs. our treatments, you should not forget the deductibles, co-insurances, co-pays for the surgery and hospitalization. This will be followed by a long recovery time, which means lost work days. On top of that, you will need several months of rehabilitation and long-term medications. This is the best case scenario, which means that there are no complications. If you experience complications, your costs will increase accordingly.
In contrast, stem cell therapy and regenerative treatments are outpatient based without any need for hospitalization or long rehabilitation. There is no need for long term medications, and the best part is that there are no side effects. The chances of even minor complications are slim to none. Even if you pay for all of your stem cell treatments out of pocket, you might find that at the end of the day, this is the least costly treatment for you.
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash and certain credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover), but no personal checks. We also accept CareCredit for PRP and stem cell treatments. Please contact our office for more information.
*Please note that while we do ask for you to bring relevant information, tests, etc. relating to your condition, we may order new tests or have you complete certain tests again. The reason for this is that our doctors want the fullest and most complete information. While we want to know what has already been attempted, we also want the most up-to-minute information on how your body is performing today and how it’s responded to past treatment.