Dr. Chong works with people in person, and offers phone consultation services. If possible, the initial appointment is best done in person to complete any necessary physical exams. If not services will be limited to a consultation basis only. Please see here for more info on phone consults.
Follow-up visits can be in person or via phone.
The following describes the typical procedure for people needing help with chronic health challenges. Acute and musculoskeletal conditions will be much more abbreviated and vary depending on the nature of the condition.
Initial Visit: approx. 60 minutes.
This appointment gives Dr. Chong time to listen to your story, ask questions that facilitate his evaluation and to perform a physical exam as needed.
Occasionally treatments are started at this first visit, but oftentimes a treatment plan is not initiated until your second visit. Based on info obtained at your first visit, Dr. Chong will determine if any laboratory analyses are necessary to fully evaluate you and most effectively render recommendations.
Lab Testing and Other Forms of Evaluation:
Please bring any lab work you have had performed in the last year. Dr. Chong may suggest one or more of various additional tests, in an effort to get the most comprehensive information about your health and function as possible. Some tests will be covered by insurance and some will not. He will make sure you are aware of these details before initiating any testing.
Most blood work is done after 6-12 hours of no food. Staying hydrated prior to your blood draw is recommended.
Other types of tests may or may not require a blood draw. Dr. Chong will evaluate any lab work performed and add that information to what he learned about during your visit and creates a plan.
Your Second Visit (Extended Follow Up Visit):
approx. 45 minutes.
During this visit, Dr Chong will go over your lab work and other findings, spend time teaching and sharing the patterns which contribute to your current condition or patterns which facilitate healthy prevention and wellness.
A supportive plan will be given at this time. This plan may include lifestyle, dietary and nutritional recommendations and/or recommendations for one or more therapies, such as IV Nutrient Therapy, and Injection Therapy for pain.
Bringing a recording device or notebook may be useful as Dr Chong shares copious information which you may want to listen to or share with family at a later date.
Standard Follow Up Visits:
approx. 20 minutes
Follow up visits may be scheduled anywhere from weekly to every 6 months, depending on the circumstances. Lab work may or may not be ordered for each visit depending on your condition and the nature of your treatment.
If you or your child are experiencing current symptoms of an acute illness such as an upper respiratory infection, flu, urinaran injury, a urinary tract infection, new digestive symptoms, rashes or other acute issues, Dr. Chong can provide advice and treatment to help your body resolve these issues in a timely and efficient manner. If the acute illness requires more emergent care, Dr. Chong will refer out as needed. If you are experiencing an emergency, or an urgent need please take appropriate measures first, including calling 911 or visiting an ER before contacting Dr. Chong for any additional advice. He does not have hospital privileges and does not have a call service.
Office visits are billed at the rates noted below. Cash and credit card are accepted for all patients. Personal checks are accepted for Portland area patients at time of service only.
Payments are due in full at the time of service. Any payment plans or alterations to this payment schedule must be pre-arranged with Dr. Chong.
Dr. Chong is committed to working with people invested in their own well-being and life path. If the cost of a visit is prohibitive, please contact the office and arrange for a 15 minute consult to discuss if Dr. Chong is the right physician for you and if payment arrangements can be made.
Dr. Chong is an out-of-network provider. He does not bill insurances directly. Upon request, a superbill will be provided at the time of payment, with which you may direcly apply for reimbursement through your insurance carrier, depending on your plan.
Please note, Dr. Chong will not be able to consult with your insurance company to assist in reimbursement.
All labs run without insurance coverage must be paid for at the time of service. They are typically paid direct to Dr. Chong in order to obtain the best rates for you possible. He will provide these rates in advance of ordering any laboratory testing.
Dr Chong prescribes ultra-high quality supplements and custom made herbal medicines specific to each patient’s need, based on a full evaluation. Some are available at the clinic and others will be shipped direct to you as needed.
Onsite purchase of nutritional supplements shall be paid in full at time of purchase. If your supplements or blends do not agree with you, you may return products within the first week of use for a credit for future purchases. After the first week of use, no refund or credit is offered.
Office records are available upon request. Electronic records are available at no cost. Paper copies are available at $0.10 per sheet.
There is no charge for re-scheduling appointments when requested greater than 1 business day before the appointment time. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the appointment will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of your visit fee for all medical consultations. No-show appointments will be charged at the full price of the scheduled visit.
SUMMARY OF VISIT FEES:
- Initial Visit: $350
- Standard Follow Up Visit: $125
- Extended Follow Up Visit: $175
- Initial Injection Therapy Visit: $175
- Follow Up Injection Visit: $125
- (Additional Treatment Area Charge at Same Visit: $75)
- Standard IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail): $95
- Extended IV Therapy/High Dose Vitamin C: $125-$200
- Vitamin/Mineral Intramuscular Shot: $25
- Naturopathic Bodywork: $40-$100
- Blood Draw: $35
PHONE CONSULTATION FEES:
- Initial Phone Consultation: $300
- Extended Follow Up Phone Consultation: $150
- Standard Follow Up Phone Consultation: $100