Do you take insurance?
No, unfortunately we do not. Insurance companies do not currently reimburse for the time needed for an Integrative/Functional evaluation. Depending on your health insurance plan, particularly with PPOs, you may be able to apply some of the appointment charges towards your deductible. Once your deductible is met you may be partly reimbursed. Superbills are provided upon request for the appointment fee only once your bill is paid.
do you take medicare?
Dr. Goldberg has opted out of Medicare as a provider, but is a Medicare ordering and prescribing physician. This means that she is permitted to order labs, imaging and prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries. The appointment charges, however, are not reimbursable if you have Medicare/superbills are not provided if you have Medicare unless it is for a secondary (non-Medicare) insurance plan.
Is Dr. Goldberg board certified?
Yes. Dr. Goldberg is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2000, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) since 2012.
Does Dr. Goldberg prescribe medications?
When necessary, yes.
Is this a concierge medical practice/is Dr. Goldberg a concierge physician?
This is not a concierge practice. There is no annual fee or membership fee charged. Patients are charged based on physician time spent on your case. We do not have after hours, weekend or vacation coverage. There are, however, some “concierge like” features to this practice:
- No waiting in the office. Appointments are spaced out such that the start time of your appointment is the time when you will be seen by the doctor.
- Easy access to Dr. Goldberg during the week.
- This practice offers personalized wellness and prevention focused medical care from a seasoned Internal Medicine Physician experienced in Integrative, Environmental and Functional Medicine.
- Advanced testing is routinely used as part of the approach. Some of the testing, such as advanced lipid panels, inflammatory markers and insulin resistance/diabetes risk screening panels is often covered by most commercial insurance carriers and Medicare.
- Initial visits are between 75-90 minutes and a comprehensive history and physical is performed.
is Dr. Goldberg comfortable with medically complex patients?
Yes, Dr. Goldberg has over 20 years of experience managing complex medical conditions, including cancer, heart/lung/kidney disease, and autoimmunity. She also has specialty training in tropical medicine.
Can Dr. Goldberg be my primary care physician?
Dr. Goldberg strongly suggests that all of her patients have a primary care physician (PCP), as she does not have after hours, weekend or vacation coverage. A response from the office can take up to 72 hours.
Can Dr. Goldberg refer me to a specialist if needed?
Yes. Dr. Goldberg frequently will suggest or make a referral to certain specialists after her initial evaluation if indicated. Referrals are placed via HIPAA compliant electronic health record system Power2Practice.
Do you see pediatric patients?
Dr Goldberg sees patients 18 and over for Integrative and Functional medicine as well as Internal Medicine. For pediatric patients, particularly in cases of EMF Associated Illness, Dr. Goldberg works as a consultant/coach with the family and the primary care pediatrician, but the relationship is not defined as a “doctor patient” relationship.
How much does a visit cost?
Dr. Goldberg bills all patient care at an hourly rate of $360. The initial visits are generally 60-90 minutes. Follow up visits are 30-60 minutes.
i live outside of new mexico, can I make a medical appointment?
Dr. Goldberg is licensed in New Mexico and Florida and is able to provide medical care in those states only. For NM patients initial visits are generally in person, in the Santa Fe office. For NM residents who live far from Santa Fe, and for FL residents, telehealth appointments can be scheduled for the initial as well as follow up visits if an office visit is not possible.
Why is all communication done via the patient portal?
In keeping with current laws protecting patient privacy and protected health information (HPI), all of our communication with patients, including phone, video and all messaging must be done in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
I have electrosensitivity and am not able to use a patient portal, can I still be seen?
Yes, the practice routinely provides accommodations (telephone visits or paper intake forms) for individuals with severe EMF reactivity who can not tolerate prolonged periods of screen time.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel an appointment, we request that you notify us at least 48 hours in advance. The first cancellation made with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged a $50 fee. If there is a second cancellation without proper notice, we will charge a $100 cancellation fee.
Does Dr. Goldberg order functional labs?
Yes, Dr. Goldberg uses a variety of Functional Medicine lab testing in her practice. Tests commonly ordered include: Comprehensive stool analysis (examines the gut microbiome and tests for presence of parasites), urine testing (for environmental toxicity/heavy metals/mycotoxins), micronutrient panels, antibody panels, advanced lipid panels/cardiovascular risk assesment, and food sensitivity testing when it will change management.