Additionally during this initial visit, depending on if your visit is covered by your insurance or not, you will be asked to provide copies of your insurance card and other insurance related information. Please remember that no insurance covers everything
and that we do not participate with all insurance companies. On the other hand if your visit or procedure is covered by your insurance and we are participating providers you may have a copay, deductible or co-insurance that you will need to pay at this time.
Also some of the care that we provide is not covered by any insurance. Examples are regenerative medicine procedure such as Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy, PRP and also other types of care such as Acupuncture, Facial Aesthetics procedure with Botox and Dermal fillers like Juvaderm, etc. If this is the case, you will be asked to pay at time of the schedule procedure. You can (click here) to see our payment policy and pricing schedule.
3. Your Visit with Dr. Dieguez himself.
During your initial visit with Dr. Dieguez you can rest assured that you will have time to explain to him personally the problem that brings you to our office. Unlike what has become customary in many doctors offices where the patient never see the doctor and has to settle for his physician assistant or a nurse practitioner, at our office Dr. Dieguez himself will see you and obtain a detailed medical history, review your new patient packet, review any lab work or x-ray and do the physical examination. Additionally he will explain to you the diagnosis and also discuss the different alternative as far as treatment options.
If and when a treatment is indicated and scheduled, the doctor will perform the procedure himself with the clinical assistant/nurse helping him throughout your entire treatment procedure. She will take notes to plan with you later any follow up visit, additional treatments or therapy that he may indicate. You will receive written post procedure instructions before discharged home from our recovery area.
Sometimes if the Doctor feels that you are a good candidate for a Regenerative medicine procedure such as Prolotherapy or PRP, and if it has been prearranged ahead of time
the treatment can be done that same day. This is particularly useful if you have traveled from far away out of town and need to catch a plane back. Complete Stem Cell Therapy Procedures with liposuction and fat transfer cannot be done at the same time as your initial visit due to safety concerns and adequate patient preparation requirement. So plan on two days in St. Augustine if you are coming from far away out of town and are considering this option. Noter that same day procedure and two day procedures need to be prearranged with our office. If you are local we can arrange the Stem Cell Therapy procedure at your convenience.
Please it is important that you be aware that specifically Prolotherapy, as you know, implies multiple injections. And yes, they can be painful because they are irritating. However we will do everything within our power to make you comfortable. The treatments go very quickly, so your procedure will be completed before you know it!
4. Nutritional products and therapeutic devices.-
The doctor may recommend some nutritional supplements to aid in your healing if you undergo any regenerative medicine procedure. If so, a high quality suppliers will be recommended where you can obtain them.
If doctor Dieguez recommends other therapeutic devices such as braces etc., for your condition, we will assist you in obtaining them.
Checkout and Follow-up.
After your consultation/treatment, your nurse/assistant will help you with your check out and scheduling follow up or additional treatments. It is a good idea to make your appointment at this time, to ensure you can get the appointment time you want, as the schedule fills up quickly.
We are always available to serve you, and look forward to working with you in the future. If you have any questions or concerns between visits, please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or by e-mail. You can keep the conversation going with us, and learn more about the many conditions that we treat with Prolotherapy, PRP, Stem Cell Therapy, Precision Guided Injections, Acupuncture, etc., by following us on Facebook and Twitter.