REGENERATIVE MEDICINE SERVICES
Investing money in your health is just that – an investment. Unlike investments in material things, those investments you commit towards your health should produce gains in mobility, strength, and wellness.
Two sayings always come to mind when it comes to this subject:
1) Those who don’t think they have the time to pursue health now will sooner or later have to make time
2) He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Our goal at Heritage Regenerative Medicine is to help you achieve the best version of yourself so that you might live your best life, one of health, activity and without the burden of chronic pain. While everyone must decide for him- or herself what a fair cost for the investment of their health is regarding out-of-pocket healthcare costs, it’s worth noting that the average middle-aged knee arthritis patient may lose over $100,000 on their condition in doctor’s visits, medications, surgeries, and time lost from work and other productive activities! Our goal is to do what is within our power to make you feel as though
your investment in our clinic was worth the time and effort.
STANDARD PAYMENT POLICY
We respectfully request payment at the time of service for established patients. New patient consultations are paid upon scheduling. For those patients for whom traveling to see us in person is difficult, we can often do a phone or video call at Dr. Stavrakos’ discretion with pre-payment of the initial consultation fee. It’s important for us to get to know you and the details of your condition as much as the immediate reason you have chosen to see us, and this also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you might have prior to us meeting you in person.
CONSULTATION AND INITIAL EXAM
New Patient consultation/exam: $150 (This fee is non-refundable and paid upon scheduling)
Follow-up visits: $80
*Please note that follow-up ‘no-show’ patients and those who cancel within 24 hours of their appointment slot will be assessed an $80 fee, to be paid prior to receiving any further services (barring emergency issues) at HRM. While we understand that emergencies happen and it is necessary to reschedule at times, if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment date and time, please let us know as soon as possible so that we might accommodate those patients on our waiting list.
The following is meant to be a guide for determining potential costs for the various services we offer at Heritage Regenerative Medicine. Please note that the actual fee may be more or less depending on the specific areas of the body and/or conditions being treated after a discussion with Dr. Stavrakos. For example, someone with a complaint of “neck pain” may have pain in the neck and problems arising from the shoulder as well, so prolotherapy would be recommended for both the cervical spine (neck) and shoulder. The cost for such a procedure would be $750 for the neck plus $650 for the shoulder. On the other hand, a person complaining of “back and hip” pain may on exam appear to have symptoms arising from the back of the pelvis and not the hip or low back, so the cost would only involve treatment of that area and not the hip. Please be assured that all prices given here are as advertised, and our staff is happy to explain both the prices and the physician’s rationale for treatment.
COST FOR PLATELET-RICH PLASMA, BIOLOGICS/BIRTH TISSUE PRODUCT AND PROLOTHERAPY
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): for patients new to the procedure, the price below reflects a commitment to undergoing two procedures, spaced approximately six weeks apart to optimize chances for improvement. Patients who have previously undergone PRP on the area of the body in question can be done on a case-by-case basis:
1. Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar spine/Pelvis: $1450/session
2. All joints: $1300/session
Addition of Exosomes with PRP*: prices vary by the quantity of product used. Please inquire.
* Commitment of one session of PRP/Exosomes and one session of pure PRP
Allogeneic Cellular Wharton’s Jelly and Exosomes with/without PRP:
Prices vary by the quantity of product used. Please inquire.
Birth Tissue Product Intravenous Infusion Services:
Prices vary by the quantity of product used. Please inquire.
Prolotherapy: for patients new to the procedure, the price below reflects a commitment to undergoing three procedures, spaced four to five weeks apart to optimize chances for improvement. Patients who have previously undergone prolotherapy on the area of the body in question can be done on a case-by-case basis:
1. Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar spine/Pelvis: $750/session
2. Joints (knee/shoulder/hip/wrist/et. al.): $650/session*
* a 25% discount will be applied if the contralateral (i.e., ‘opposite’) joint is being treated on the same day on that second site.
Neural Prolotherapy (NPT) for neuropathy of the feet: Price reflects a commitment of two sessions per week for five weeks (ten sessions total):
$1500 ($150 per session/$75 per foot per session)
Neural Prolotherapy (NPT): $300 per area treated (cervical/thoracic/extremity, etc.)
Nerve block injections under ultrasound guidance: $350 per limb
*A 25% discount is given if an injection to the same nerve(s) on the opposite limb is performed that day
Nerve hydro dissection (release) with PRP: $800 per nerve
Neural Therapy (Inferior hypogastric nerve injections + lysis of scar adhesions + IV lidocaine infusion): $350 ($300 without infusion)
INTRAVENOUS AND VITAMIN INJECTION SERVICES
B12 Injections (Methylcobalamin): $30
B12 Complex injections: $32
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Infusions:
25 grams: $275
50 grams: $320
75 grams: $365
Meyer’s Cocktail Infusions*: $285
*A combination of Magnesium chloride, B-Vitamin Complex (Dexpanthenol, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Niacinamide), Calcium gluconate, Ascorbic Acid (aka Vitamin C)
OZONE THERAPY - PROLOZONE
Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar spine: $350 each
Sub-cutaneous (no procaine/vitamin injections): $150 for small/medium joints, $200 for large joints
Occipital points: $200
Dental quadrant: $150
Cervical/Occipital trigger points/Dental quadrant combination: $365
Carpal tunnel: $200
Morton’s neuroma or plantar fasciitis: $250
Intra-articular: $300 large/medium joint, $250 small joint
OZONE THERAPY - OTHER
Intravenous Ozone Administration (Major Autohemotherapy, or MAH): $280
Minor Autohemotherapy or Urine Blood Isode: $175
Intestinal Insufflation: $200
Ear Insufflation: $25
Ozonated water: $100
MAH + 25 grams Vitamin C: $500
MAH + 50 grams Vitamin C: $575
MAH + Myers’ cocktail: $580
COSMETIC REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
PRP hair injections with micro-needling: $1200
PRP facial (micro-needling with facial injections if requested) *: $1250
*Includes: Benev Brightening and Rejuvenating Formula (with the procedure and to take home), PRP solution to take home, and Peptide Gel Mask treatment at the conclusion of the procedure.
Birth Tissue Products with cosmetic procedures:
Prices vary by product used. Please inquire.
Each cosmetic treatment includes a PRP hair/facial treatment 6 weeks later at no additional cost. For patients who wish to do a 3rd round of PRP facials with or without birth tissue products, the cost of the basic PRP facial (micro-needling + injections) will be discounted to $1000, in addition to birth tissue product costs if applicable.
LABORATORY BLOOD DRAW FEES
Male/Female 1st round pelleting (pre-procedure labs): $105
Male/Female six-week post-pelleting labs: $65
*For the cost of individual labs, please speak to an office representative
BIO – IDENTICAL HORMONE (bioTE) PELLETING FEES
Male Pelleting (non-members): $750/session for < 2000mg testosterone, and $800/session for > 2,000mg testosterone
bioTE Membership Fees:
Men: $499 first month, then $179/month for the next 11 months. Membership renews at one year at the same pricing pattern.
Women: $399 first month, then $137/month for the next 11 month. Membership renews at one year at the same pricing pattern.
1. No additional fees for pelleting, including booster injections
2. No follow up visit fees for bioTE related issues
3. First bottle of DIM (supplement) free
4. 10% off any other clinic procedures or treatments
5. Up to three rounds of labs of value up to $100
Heritage Regenerative Medicine will provide you with an itemized statement that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. This invoice will be marked as paid so that the insurance sends any reimbursement directly to you.
It is important to note that Heritage Regenerative Medicine is not part of the contract between you and your insurance, and cannot predict nor guarantee what level of reimbursement, if any, you might receive. While we cannot be part of any dispute with insurance companies, we will happily provide you and your insurance company (with your consent), with any information that we are able to release. We will do our best to help you get the best reimbursement that you can from your insurance company.
Medicare and Medicaid
We are not a Medicare/Medicaid provider, so please be aware that claims for services here cannot be sent to Medicare or Medicaid. As Medicare/Medicaid have determined that they will not cover regenerative medicine services, Heritage Regenerative Medicine cannot be part of their system. We realize that this may be discouraging initially, but our hope is that once you experience the difference in both the comprehensiveness and quality of care that we provide, this unfortunate fact of life will be easier to understand.
Secondary or Supplemental Insurance
You can certainly submit a claim to your private/secondary insurance, provided the latter has a letter of understanding regarding the services provided by Heritage Regenerative Medicine and Medicare/Medicaid’s non-coverage of our services. If you wish, we would be happy to generate this letter for you.
Funds from both Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA) may be used for services at Heritage Regenerative Medicine. For many patients, this is a great way to use non-taxable healthcare funds for quality care not covered by their insurance network.
Heritage Regenerative Medicine does not involve itself in cases involving workman’s compensation, motor vehicle crashes, and legal cases. Those patients who choose to receive treatment with us would be required to pay their full fee obligations at the time of service, for which we will provide receipts. Patients are responsible for filing their own claims.
UNDERSTANDING COSTS AS THEY RELATE TO COMPLEX CASES
We often receive calls from people who are at the end of their rope, so to speak. They have used up the available testing and treatment options that insurance-based medicine has offered them (one gentleman told us that we were the TWENTY-FOURTH office he had been to after not receiving satisfactory answers previously!) and are still dealing with pain and disability from their conditions in their everyday lives. In many cases, they are stuck with Urgent Care/Emergency Room visits when their condition becomes more than they can bear, and in between those visits, simply deal with the pain as best they can.
The more complicated the condition, the more expensive it becomes to work up and manage, and the longer it goes on, the worse it typically gets. While we understand that there may be an element of “sticker shock” when reviewing our out-of-pocket treatment options, we hope to provide a perspective on “playing the long game,” so to speak (time, money, and effort now to offset more of the same later on). If we genuinely feel that spending $500 - $12K no over the course of a few weeks or months may well offset the need to spend over $100k in the future on drugs, invasive procedures, doctor’s visits, more imaging, more drugs and even more procedures (including point-of-no-return ones like spinal fusion or joint replacement surgery), then we will convey our thoughts to you during your office visit.
Only you can decide if our treatment options are worth it for your problems, and our attempts to get to the root of your issues, instead of following most insurance-based models that focus on the treatment of symptoms.
We are always open to discussing your conditions, our approximate costs, and any questions, comments, or concerns you may have about any of the above. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply call our office line.