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FAQ



What kind of Medicine does Dr. Morris practice?
 
Dr. Morris specializes in family practice and focuses on complex health issues from autism to chronic fatigue through functional medicine practices, which is an evolution in medical care that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.  By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.  Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.  In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
 
New Patient Questions
 
Does Dr. Morris accept my insurance?
 
Dr. Morris accepts most insurance plans but at the current time does not accept Medicaid.   Please call the number on the back of your card or visit their website to see if Dr. Morris is a provider in your plan.   He will be listed as a physician with Good Medicine which will be the entity billing the insurance for your visit. After long and careful consideration, Good Medicine will officially transition it’s billing model to a  Fee for Service structure, also known as cash pay. This will take effect June 1 2017. At that time, Good Medicine will cease all agreements with Insurance Providers and Medicare as well as submission of any claims to insurance. The annual membership will continue unchanged. Read More
 
How long is my first visit?
 
The first visit is one and half hours long.  All new patient paperwork needs to be filled out and turned in to make that first appointment.
After June 1, New Patient Visits will remain one and half hours. All follow up appointments will be 30 minutes. Read More.
 
If I get labs drawn when will I hear back with results?
 
At least 2 weeks.  We screen for urgent labs—if a lab is urgent we will call you.  Please make sure we have a patient portal account.  Dr. Morris at times orders labs that take a little longer to get back and will notify you when all results are back.   If you do not have a patient portal then you will have to pick up a copy in person.   We no longer mail out results.  
 
What is the Patient Portal?
 
The patient portal is an extension of our medical record system, that has your confidential records on it and much more.  To get on the portal, Good Medicine must have a valid email address, and an invitation has to be sent from our office.   Please email us at PortalRegistration@goodmedicineonline.com your email address and your name, and date of birth to make sure we send the right email and invitation.   You will receive reminders, have ability to set up phone consults and pay bills all through this portal.  
 
Regarding Good Medicine: Please be aware our patient portal complies to HIPPA standards.  There is sensitive information on this portal.  Please keep your password in a safe place.  It is important that you do not lose or forget your password.  Please do not give your password to anyone.
 
If you do not receive an e mail with your password and portal address information please check your junk folder.
 
This patient portal is very useful to patients when used correctly.  Thanks you and please call our office with any questions.
 
How Do I access the Patient Portal?
 
To sign into the Patient Portal you will need to be invited by the Charm Electronic Record System.   This happens within our office and we will need an active email.  Please email our office, PortalRegistration@goodmedicineonline.com, to help arrange this.     
 
Will my insurance cover labs ordered?
 
It is the patient’s responsibility to find out what lab/facility is covered by their insurance.  Some of the specialized testing we do is NOT covered by insurance.  You are always welcome to work with your insurance and try to submit claims that may not normally be covered.  That will be between you and your insurance company.  If you do not have insurance coverage please ask us about our cash pay labs system through LabCorp .  Their prices are a fraction of the cost when we act as the intermediary for you the patient.
 

 

 

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