Your initial visit will include an 60-90 minute medical consultation with Dr. Samara. Nutritional therapy/Lifestyle Coaching, and diagnostic testing may also be a part of your treatment plan. Diagnostic test results are used to design your personal wellness program and uncover the root causes of your symptoms.
Medical records can only be released with your authorization. A medical records release form can be found in your patient portal that you may fill out. We will then fax the release to your physician or health care provider. If you have signed a release form with your physician's office they may fax them to
Due to the significant time reserved for patient consultations, there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. All appointments must be reserved with credit card or prepayment. Cancellation must be done within 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment or you will be charged a cancellation fee. If calling after hours, please leave a message
NewLife Medicine is a private-pay clinic. This means we do not contract with any insurance companies and therefore do not bill insurance directly for your visits and consultations but rather accept direct pay from our patients. You may elect to seek reimbursement from your insurance company for your visits. Diagnosis codes can be provided for your individual visits. Because we do not accept insurance we offer a membership wellness program to make it affordable to our patients.
In most circumstances, your health insurance can be used for outside laboratory and other diagnostic testing which will be based on your initial consultation. We use a number of lab companies some of which bill insurance while others are private-pay only. All recommended labs will be explained to you at your first initial visit. We do not up-charge on any labs so you can get the best price. You can contact your insurance directly to see what will be paid for by your insurance.
Our office accepts cash, checks or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) for services rendered. When you schedule an initial visit, we request a credit card on file to hold the appointment for you. No charges will be applied to your credit card unless you miss or cancel an appointment without proper notice. On the day of your scheduled appointment, all charges for consultations will be reviewed with you. Payment is due on the day of service. Since we have a membership program we offer financing options through CareCredit.