PRACTICE INFO AND FEES
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: approximately 60-90 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): approximately 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: approximately 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.
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 directly 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 but most will be available via Dr. Chong's online nutritional pharmacy.
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 two full business days before the appointment time. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the appointment will forfeit the fee they paid to schedule their appointment, or a $100 fee, whatever is less. No-show appointments will be charged at the full price of the scheduled visit.
SUMMARY OF TYPICAL VISIT FEES:
OFFICE VISIT AND PHONE CONSULT FEES $200/HR (rounded up to nearest 10 minute interval)
IV Vitamin C Drip: $150-$200
Magnesium IV Push: $100
Joint Injection Initial Visit: $200
Joint Injection Follow Up Visit: $125
Joint Injection Extra Location: $75
Blood Draw: $35