What type of medical conditions can you help me with?
Dr. Hauser is a specialist (not primary care) focusing on:
- Digestive problems: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD/reflux, Celiac
- Thyroid issues: Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
- Autoimmune diseases: Fibromyalgia, MS, etc.
- Fatigue and brain fog
- Weight Loss
Do you accept insurance? Medicare? Tricare?
We do accept HSA (Health Savings Accounts), Flexible Spending Accounts, and credit card payments.
Dr. Hauser does not participate with ANY insurance plans, but you can submit your visits to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
We want to take care of you in a way that insurance companies don’t believe. For example, we spend up to 90 minutes with our new patients – insurance companies want us to spend a fraction of that time. The average face-time in today’s medical system is 7 minutes with your doctor! We strive to provide the best customer service which includes listening to you and not rushing you through your appointment.
Since Hauser Health does not have a contract with any insurance company, we do not file forms with insurance companies. We will provide you with a receipt (known as a “Superbill“), which includes all standard information you will need to submit your claim directly to your insurance company (such as CPT codes, ICD-10 diagnoses and codes, etc.). Some of the services provided may be “non-covered” services or not considered “reasonable and necessary” under your medical insurance. We are not able to provide diagnosis codes in advance of appointments.
Dr. Hauser does not participate with Medicare and has opted-out. You cannot submit invoices to Medicare. Dr. Hauser also does not participate with Tricare. We are also not a “non-participating provider.”
We encourage you to check with your insurance company regarding the specifics of your policy for out-of-network claims.
Do you treat children?
Dr. Hauser sees adults 18 and older.
Will Dr. Hauser be my primary care physician?
While we will strive to provide you care from the root of your illness, Dr. Hauser does not function as your primary care physician. If Dr. Hauser is seeing you, you must have and maintain a primary care physician in order to be followed at Hauser Health. We function as a specialty consultation practice.
What is included in the initial consultation and what is the cost?
Your first appointment includes a 60 minute consultation with Dr. Hauser where he’ll perform an in-depth review of your history, review of recent labs and testing, supplements and medications, and any other pertinent information. At the end of the appointment, together you’ll create a Plan to get to the root of your issues, which may include Cardiometabolic and Micronutrient testing, specialty lab testing, on-site Nutritionist evaluation, food sensitivity testing, just to name a few.
The cost for the first appointment is $395 (we do require a credit card number to hold your appointment). **Please note: Beginning in 2020, first appointment costs are increasing to $595 and will be up to 90 minutes in length**
Dr. Hauser requires new patients to see his Integrative Nutritionist who will be your partner in making a plan to feel better. Including a review of past history, food intake and patterns such as sleep, stress management, and exercise. Medications, supplements, food likes and tolerances will be reviewed, and food allergy testing may be recommended.
The visit with the Nutritionist will last 30-60 minutes and costs $75. **Please note: Beginning in 2020, Nutritionist costs are increasing to $95**
What are the costs for follow up visits?
What is your cancellation/re-schedule policy?
If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, please let us know 2 business days in advance.
Follow up patients who cancel or re-schedule their appointment less than 2 business days in advance will be charged $100
New patients will be charged $200.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Is there any paperwork I will need to complete prior to my appointment?
What should I bring to my appointment?
To make for the most efficient use of your time with the doctor, it is a good idea to be prepared with a list of questions and issues you wish to discuss. Also, if you have previous lab results (within the last 3 months) and reports from previous physicians, which you feel are pertinent, please bring copies of these with you to your initial visit.
If you are taking supplements or prescription medicines, these should be documented when you are filling out your New Patient Paperwork- no need to bring them to your appointment!
What are your office hours?
Where are you located?
Currently we are at 4802 Old National Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. We will be moving Jan. 6th 2020 to 10 West Main St, Middletown, MD. 21769
How do I schedule an appointment?
Do you offer nutrition consultations?
Absolutely! We have an on-site Integrative Nutritionist who follows Dr. Hauser’s integrative nutrition approach to wellness and healthy eating. The consultations are $75. **Please note: Beginning in 2020, Nutritionist costs are increasing to $95**
How often will I need to be seen?
Typically you can expect a three-week follow up visit to review labs after the initial consultation, however this depends on how quickly you complete your testing.
If you decide with Dr. Hauser to do specialized testing, you can plan to come in for a 30 minute follow up appointment to go over results and create a plan for each test.
After this, the amount of time determined to follow up will vary on an individual basis but once you are on your way to optimal health, you can plan on semi-annual follow up visits.
Will my insurance cover my lab work?
How much do to the home lab tests cost?
Some insurance companies cover home lab tests. Depending on your insurance company, the costs are approximately $150-500.
Do you offer payment options?
Fees are due in full at the time of service. However, we have just introduced Care Credit- ask Jill for details!