High Country Doctor
Dr. McCormick's Acupuncture Naturopathic Family & Sports Medicine
Services and Rates

 

Menu of Services

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 Standard Acupuncture / Dry Needling* Session 80 

This office visit may address multiple conditions and is also available without needles using low level soft laser applied to acupuncture and trigger points or areas of injury.  During this clinical hour session a nutritional and herbal medicine prescription for internal and external applications (if appropriate) are included.

 

Enhanced Acupuncture / Dry Needling* Session add 20

Most Comprehensive and Potent Care!

This office visit includes all of the elements of the Standard Treatment with the addition of laser therapy or a 15 minute unit of manual therapy (tui na, naprapathy, etc.) during the clinical hour session. 

 

Herbal Medicine - Nutritional Consultation 60   

(brief follow-up visits 20)

This office visit includes an assessment and evaluation with appropriate nutritional counseling and prescription of a Traditional Chinese Medicine herb formula and/or nutritional supplements to address a variety of health concerns. 

 

Naprapathy (Tui Na) 1.5 per minute  

Orthopedic Manual Therapy 

 20 minute - One hour  

(No initial Intake fee for Naprapathy - Tui Na sessions.  Clinical hour session 75)

 

Pre- Paid Return Visit Treatment Package 210

Three follow-up treatment sessions provided within ten days. Treatments that are provided with a regular frequency support the body's optimal healing response and this is the best way to initiate healing within a course of care.  

The return visit treatment package applies to acupuncture / dry needling / laser visits and one hour tui na / naprapathy sessions

 

New Patient Intake and Evaluation  add 20 (paid once)

The initial office visit is 75 minutes and consists of a new patient intake and health history, evaluation (including a Traditional Chinese Medicine tongue and pulse diagnosis), a musculo-skeletal and range of motion assessment, report of findings and discussion of an appropriate treatment plan and treatment with acupuncture needles and/or laser therapy (with related therapies - see Standard session description below).

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The Standard session of acupuncture-dry needling or laser therapy (laser acupuncture) treatment is much more than the procedure of inserting needles or applying laser to points or areas on the body.  Our clinic's treatment sessions are significantly more extensive, thorough and much more effective than any other clinic of its kind in the region. 
A treatment is a comprehensive and  holistic clinical hour therapy session that may include:
  • needle therapy or laser therapy instead of needles
  • electro-stim: electro-acupuncture*
  • moxibustion / infrared heat therapy*
  • fire cupping*
  • gua sha*
  • auricular (ear reflex) therapy
  • topical Chinese herbal applications*
  • acupressure, tui na or naprapathy*
  • herbal and nutritional formula prescription
  • dietary and nutritional therapy*
  • lifestyle counseling*
  • instruction in exercises to support healing
*Therapies used when appropriate to care. Your doctor will work with you to determine the recommended length and frequency of visits.
 
Sliding Fees
All Established Patients May Determine The Length of Time For Return Visits
All fees for services are based on the per minute rate of $1.50
It is important that the doctor takes the full time for an initial appointment with the assessment and the hour of treatment. 
However, the length of return visits is up to the patient and may be as  brief as twenty minutes (30) up to the standard hour (80).
The length of the appointment must be indicated upon scheduling otherwise it will be scheduled as a standard clinical hour return visit
 
Please keep in mind that for optimal care a "standard visit" consisting of a clinical hour is suggested for the best care and healing results.
The length of the visit determines how extensive the treatment may be and the number of therapies that may be provided as well as the number of conditions that may be addressed.
 
* "Dry Needling" is acupuncture. Our clinic is the local specialist in this style of acupuncture treatment. Please read the "Dry Needling" page of this website.
 

Payment
Payment must be made at the time of services are rendered. We accept Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard & Discover (there is a $5 fee for processing credit card payments). No third party payment accepted.  An insurance coded super bill record of payment can be provided for you to use for reimbursement from your third party (insurance company, car accident, on the work injury case,  legal settlement, trust fund, health savings account, etc.).

Flex Plans
Acupuncture is a covered medical expense under many Flex Plans.  Additionally, some plans may reimburse you for the cost of Chinese herbal medicine if using the on-line prescription service from our clinic.  Please check with your Flex Plan administrator to make sure that your particular plan covers acupuncture treatments and/or the cost of Chinese herbal medicine. These plans usually give you a Visa or Master Card Logo card for these medical expenses. They require a copy of your super-bill as verification of your service; just remind our staff that you need a copy for this reason.

Tax Deductions
The costs of acupuncture and herbal medicines are generally considered deductible as medical expenses. Which is usually medical expenses exceeding 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For further information please consult your tax advisor and/or refer to IRS Publication 502 for more details. 


Insurance

Few health insurance companies in the region currently cover acupuncture and herbal therapies.  However, some companies offer varying levels of coverage.  Medicaid and Medicare do not provide coverage.  As more and more insurance companies begin to understand the therapeutic benefit and long term cost savings of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, insurance coverage will be expanded.  It is always best to check with your health insurance company first in order to see if you have eligibility and coverage for our services.


Our clinic, at this time, does not submit (or bill) claims to insurance companies. But if your insurance company will reimburse you for part or all of your treatment, our office will provide the necessary legal documentation (i.e. Super-bill, copy of your treatment notes, etc.) in order for you to obtain reimbursement from your health insurance company.   We will always do our best to serve your needs. 

Gift Certificates
Do you know someone that might be interested in our services?  A gift certificate is a great way to introduce them to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. 

Charities

Dr. McCormick's Acupuncture Natural Medicine offices are involved with many area organizations.  We donate gift certificates for services to local and national charity events to show our support. The income of his offices financially support another branch of his practice helping low income families and underserved communities. The volunteer and charity work he provides has helped thousands throughout his career. He takes two to three months worth of time each year to volunteer his work to underserved and impoverished areas of the US and abroad as he provides natural health care to patients and education to other health care providers. Dr. McCormick has volunteered his time and talents to over a dozen different countries since 1996.  As a patient, know that you are helping to make a difference not only in your own health and wellness but the care of so many others through supporting his practice. Donations to various healthcare mission trips are always welcome.

Discounts for Volunteers and Bike Commuters

Tell us your story or ride your bike and save! Dr. McCormick's Acupuncture Natural Medicine offices are involved with many area service organizations and gives back to help support those that volunteer. Contact us and see how you may be eligible for up to 50% off the cost of treatments.  Simply ride a bicycle to your appointment and get a discount off the cost of your treatment.

 
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