FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the fees* for appointments?

  • New Patient Appointment (1 hour):    $250
  • 1st Follow Up (1 hour):                              $125
  • Additional Follow ups (30 min):           $75

Payment

  • Full payment is due at time of service
  • The New Patient Appointment is $200 if you prepay when making the appointment
  • Method payments are:  Personal Checks, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Insurance
  • We do not bill insurance companies.  Some patients receive reimbursement for appointments and labs by submitting paperwork to their insurance companies.
  • We are happy to provide a superbill with the necessary CPT and diagnosis codes.  It is the patient’s responsibility to determine if their insurance company will provide coverage.  Insurance companies do not reimburse for supplements.
  • Please note that there is no guarantee that any costs will be covered.
Phone & Skype Patients
  • Dr. Noel will call you at the time of your appointment.  Please be ready for your appointment and ensure that your phone ringer is on.
  • As a courtesy to you, our office will email you within 24 hours to remind you of your scheduled appointment.
  • To pay with a personal check as a Phone/Skype patient, it must be received prior to your appointment.
  • For distant patients, Dr. Noel operates as a consultant and does not diagnose or treat disease.
Cancellations
  • If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give us 24 hours notice or you may be charged for the visit.
Have more questions?

        *fees are subject to change

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

christina harrell July 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Dr. Noel,
I saw you last year before I had to leave to take care of my mother in MA. I am here taking care of her here in San Diego. I am doing the metacrin and clearvite-sf protocol that you recommended again. I would like an appointment scheduled to check in and get back on track.

Thank you,

Christina

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Carlene August 21, 2012 at 3:32 am

Hello Dr. Noel,
I am concidering an appintment with you. I am 54 live in Idaho and have recently been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis. My GYN had no clue what it was so I went to my dermatologist and he confirmed what I had found by searching the internet. It appears not to many doctors know about this and from what I have found from the lichen Sclerosis forum There are alot of us that are suffering with this and can not find help. In my research I have found it says it could be autoimmune diseases, stress, lack of sex hormone, what I do not understand is the youngest I have read about is a girl 3 years old. and the oldest has been in their 70’s. I was listening to your radio show/podcast with Dr. Thomas OBryan abut Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and was wondering do you have any idea if this could be a factor in Lichen sclerosis? The only method we are being told to use is steriod ointments and some with hormones, and it sounds like with out much luck! Any information would be greatly appreciated and I really think we need to bring this to the public, it may not be a pleasent topic but it appears to me many women (and men) are suffering from this without being diagnosed correctly. Please if you do not know much about this will you take a look at it? Thank You for your Show and Podcast! You have great guests!! Carlene

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Trish Nilsen September 27, 2012 at 3:23 am

Our daughter is a college student who lives in Upland, CA and was recently diagnosed “hypothyroid” and started on Synthroid by our local family medicine MD…our daughter is vegan and we would like her to see you for consultation as to correct management, as she is still having symptoms that are concerning. She does not want to do a skype appt and would rather see you in person but she will have difficulty getting to your office during the Mon-Friday hours, with the commute/traffic. Do you have flexibility for in-person appts beyond the stated hours on the website? If not, what about “holidays’ like Veterans’ Day (when she is out of college). Please advise. Thanks, Trish

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