Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
You will have longer face to face time, better communication, and no wait times. You will be able to text us. You will be able to call us with any questions. Our focus is keeping you healthy!
In the FreedomDoc membership model, patients are free to talk to their provider whenever and wherever they need them, with no extra costs. This significantly increases access to a provider and decreases the cost to a patient. Being able to talk to your provider when you need them has tons of benefits.
We have chosen a membership model because it’s affordable to the patient and allows us to take care of my patients (whom we love!) in the best way we know how.
WILL I SAVE MONEY?
The only change is that we’ve partnered with resources that may save you additional money if you would like to pay cash rather than submit to insurance. For example, we’ve partnered with labs, imaging centers, and a prescription wholesaler for dramatically lower cash-based pricing. However, if you still would like to submit to your insurance you are welcome to do so. We can provide you with those options that allow you to make the right decision based on your situation.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH YOU?
HOW ARE OFFICE VISITS HANDLED?
WILL YOU ALLOW ME TO SEE YOU WITHOUT SIGNING UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
HOW MANY PATIENTS WILL YOU SEE?
WHAT ABOUT LABS, IMAGING, AND PRESCRIPTIONS?
WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL?
CAN I USE MY HEALTH INSURANCE?
DO I STILL NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
We recommend you continue to have some type of health plan coverage. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to obtain catastrophic care (childbirth, surgery, accidents, etc…), we recommend you enroll in a healthshare https://zionhealth.org/direct-primary-care-membership/?affiliate=170827. This new type of health plan is affordable, provides great service, and is actually useful to alleviate any emergency medical bills.
WHAT IF I AM ON MEDICARE?
CAN I PAY WITH MY HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)?
IS THERE A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT?
HOW DO I JOIN THE PRACTICE?
WHAT IS A CPNP-PC?
Elizabeth Bowen and Katie McGovern are both CPNP-PC which stands for Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner that is Board-Certified with a focus on primary care.
DO YOU WORK WITH A PHYSICIAN?
Per the state of Indiana Katie and Elizabeth both work with a collaborating physician.