About Our Office
Our office philosophy has always been to provide the best care to every single patient who walks through the door. I look forward to the opportunity to strengthen that personal connection with each patient that has always been, and will always be, at the heart of the best medical care.
Below is information about our hours, location, office visits, staff, insurance information and billing.
Patient Information Line: 319-351-4031
Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment
In our ongoing efforts to assist you in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and optimizing your quality of life, you will be encouraged and reminded by my staff to schedule a Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment, regardless of condition or necessity, each year. This is a comprehensive annual visit, unrelated to any illness or injury. It will include a thorough examination and an appropriate array of screening tests based on your age, health status and risk factors. We will devote ample time to assess your total health. Together, we will develop a plan for improving your health over the coming year.
Every patient is advised to have an annual evaluation. Depending on your particular health situation, additional tests (such as blood tests, a colonoscopy, mammogram, etc.) may be recommended. These will be billed by the performing entity, and you or your insurer will be responsible for payment of these tests. We will use the results of your exam to help you develop a plan for the year to improve health and fitness and to address any new or existing health goals.
The membership fee does not apply to the Welcome to Medicare assessment or annual wellness exams. Portions of the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment and associated tests may be “covered” services under Medicare and other commercial insurance plans and will be billed accordingly. The annual membership fee applies only to the non-covered components of the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment, as described herein.
Our staff is an important part of your experience with my office. They not only have the expertise to advocate on your behalf, but they also will continue to assist you in navigating through other aspects of the medical community when necessary.
Commercial Insurance Patients
Office visit charges are not included in your annual fee. I intend to remain an in-network provider for many PPO insurance plans. I will bill your insurance for all covered services. Patients will be responsible for deductibles, co-pays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan guidelines. It is my intention that no insurance-covered medical services are included in your annual fee.
As medically indicated, I will make it a priority to refer you to in-network physicians for any necessary consultations and to in-network facilities for diagnostic tests and hospitalizations. Any services rendered by these physicians or facilities will be billed by the performing entity and should likely be covered by your insurer according to in-network fees.
We will submit claims to Medicare and to your supplemental insurance on your behalf for Medicare-covered services. Patients will be responsible for deductibles, co-pays and exclusions in accordance with individual insurance plan guidelines. The annual membership fee is intended to only include services as described herein that are not covered by Medicare and will not be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare. For any patient who has a Medicare Advantage plan, an office visit fee will be charged and payment will be the responsibility of the patient.