FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Can I Help?
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
You do not need a doctor's referral to get started with physical therapy. A plan of care is developed as a result of your physical therapy evaluation and is sent to your physician for signature. Your physician will receive periodic updates as well.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
Call me directly at 224-828-9310. You'll be asked what you would be seen for, whether or not you have original Medicare, and whether you have home health services currently seeing you.
During your first visit, we will collect your Medicare and secondary insurance info as well as your ID info so have your insurance cards and ID ready. You'll be asked to look over and sign a consent form as well.
By the time your first visit is completed you will know your plan, your homework, and your next appointment.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
Traditional Medicare and BCBS of IL
I am a participating provider for original Medicare. This means I bill and accept payment from Medicare and your secondary as payment in full (aside from your Medicare deductible).
I am out of network for Medicare Advantage plans and some plans have out of network benefits. Together we can determine this prior to starting your care.
If you are not a Medicare patient or have BCBS of IL PPO, I provide physical therapy on a case basis.
DON'T I NEED TO USE THE EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT TO GET BETTER?
In most cases the answer is no. It is the knowledge of the PT combined with what you do when the therapist is not there that gets you better, NOT the large expensive machines. We bring what is necessary for effective care to you. We also make use of being outside when it makes sense! As far as big weight machines, how much weight do you actually need to lift??
DON'T I HAVE TO GO TO A CLINIC TO GET BETTER?
No. Research has shown that a variety of in - home physical therapy is not inferior to physical therapy in a clinic.