The Cost Of Healthcare Is Too High In Our Country.
Few people will argue otherwise. The cost of average care (the U.S. is ranked very poorly among developed nations) in the U.S. is out of control, and nobody seems to be able to prevent rising costs.
If high costs equated to better care, that might mean something, but Americans are less healthy than ever. You work hard and pay a lot of money for your health insurance. You should be able to use it to stay healthy.
Our office is about to revolutionize chiropractic care in Maine.
A few years back, while traveling in Europe, I came down with a stomach bug after drinking tap water. It was bad. Eventually, I landed in a private clinic, with an English speaking doctor, who evaluated the situation over the course of 30 minutes and prescribed a medicine to kill the bug. Cost for the appointment? $18. Cost for the medication? $6. Was I her patient? Not established until that day. How long did it take me to get in to see her? Less than a day from call to appointment. The same appointment in the U.S., with the prescription, would have been over $400 out of pocket. I don’t think it’s fair to ask people to do something that costs so much that they have to reprioritize their entire life.
Prevention Is The Best Medicine.
We’ve all heard it, we’ve all seen it, why don’t we believe it? Why don’t we take more preventive action?
You can lead a person to knowledge, but you can’t make them think.
Prevention takes the fortitude, patience, and determination that it takes to a doctoral student to earn a Ph.D. or medical degree. That it takes Alex Honnold to plan his free solo up El Capitan. It’s an investment of time, money and energy. Typically, when people are ready for preventive, proactive care to get “more healthy”, rather than “less sick,” they are then faced with financial barriers that discourage most people from following through. Our office has just destroyed one such barrier. Are you receiving preventive, maintenance or wellness chiropractic care? You may be eligible for the deal of the decade… with no compromise to the quality of your adjustment.
We believe people shouldn’t have to think, just “do.”
Prevention…to keep you healthy…is not covered by insurance. Insurance is designed to cover your costs when you are sick. These days it barely does that. The people of Maine understand prevention. Vaccinations that typically prevent diseases are now mandatory for the majority of Mainers. If you understand the value of vaccines, you understand the concept of prevention. 99% of Mainers don’t understand the science and physiology of how vaccines work, they just get them. Vaccines are affordable, preventive, accessible.
We don’t know every contributing factor for the cost of healthcare being so extremely high in the U.S., But we care about it. We worry that family practitioners must charge so much that families can’t afford to see them until they are actually sick. Prevention needs to be an affordable reward for working hard to achieve a state of health worth preserving. We are going to lower our prevention adjustment fees, our maintenance adjustment fees, and our wellness adjustment fees. The price is designed to make the cost of proactive chiropractic care affordable to everyone – even when they pay out of pocket. In fact, the cost of chiropractic will be so affordable, that many people will pay less than their insurance copay when they meet the eligibility requirements for “preventive-maintenance-optimization-wellness chiropractic care.”
Stay tuned for more information!
- Are you symptom-free?
- Have you reached maximum improvement?
- Are your nerve and muscle scans within “normal” range?
- Does your insurance offer inadequate coverage once you are better?
- Does your insurance company not cover code S8990?
- Do you have bad results from your chiropractic exam?
Depending on your answers and the doctor’s clinical findings, you may be eligible for our proactive chiropractic adjustment rates with Dr. Lou. Call (207) SPINAL 1 for more information or to schedule an exam to find out if you are eligible.
We look forward to serving you with the same great care, just at a price that doesn’t require reprioritizing your entire lifestyle. We don’t want you to sacrifice your diet, your children’s clothing, a day at daycare, reliable transportation or any other critical part of your daily life. We are here to serve you and your family, not ourselves. Stay tuned for more details ~Dr. Lou