Frequently Asked Questions
1). Insurance and Deductibles at this office
Dr. Conway is a non-participating provider on insurance panels at this office. Unfortunately, ‘taking insurance’ doesn’t mean what it used to in today’s healthcare environment. Most people have high deductible plans now, where you’re using HSA funds or paying out of pocket most of the year until you reach your deductible anyway, whether you’re seeing participating or non-participating providers. And even after you reach your deductible, mental health benefits are often limited. Also, unfortunately, if you are working with a participating provider, the confidentiality and privacy of your highly personal information is not guaranteed and the insurance companies can control the number, length, and frequency of sessions, something which should be decided between you and your doctor.
- New patient – $350 – 1 1/2 to 2 hours
- PEER testing – $300 – 30 to 60 minutes
- New patient interview + PEER testing – $600
- Medication management follow-up -$115 – 30 minutes
- Therapy with medication management – $175 – 1 hour
Payment can be made with Credit Cards, Health Savings Accounts, Venmo, check or cash
3). If I do PEER testing, what is an EEG and what is getting an EEG like?
An EEG (electroencephalogram) is a test that measure the electrical activity of your brain-like an EKG of your heart. It has been used for many years and is a safe procedure and causes no discomfort. The leads are placed on your head, and they record electrical activity. They do not produce any sensation and there is no risk of getting an electric shock. The procedure takes 30-60 minutes while you are wide awake and sitting in the office.
4). Why PEER testing and genetic testing both?
PEER testing has more specific data for individual psychiatric medications versus medication groups while genetic testing is very good for finding out how well individual medications will be metabolized based upon each person’s CYP450 system in the liver. The combination of that data can give the most specific, individualed projections on the best medications and dosages for each person.
5). Do I have to do PEER and genetic testing? How about if I just want to come talk?