You as an Educated Consumer
As a consumer of health care, you likely have three primary questions:
Can you help me?
The answer is maybe, hopefully, and we will not know for sure until we can talk with you, understand the nature of your condition(s), and determine the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Breunig will also ask about previous treatment for this condition(s): what has helped or not helped.
How much will it cost?
Our office wants to make our fees as transparent as possible. For detailed information regarding costs, please see Fees/FAQS.
You may pay in cash or with insurance. Our office accepts debit and credit cards (VISA, Mastercard).
If you are seeking treatment for a work-related injury or injury from an automobile accident and a third party will pay the bill, please tell our office when you call to schedule your appointment. This is very important so that we may allow sufficient time for you to see Dr. Breunig.
If you choose to pay with cash, our office can tell you EXACTLY what your out-of-pocket cost will be.
If you ask our office to file a claim with your health insurance plan, we will NOT be able to exactly tell you what your out-of-pocket cost will be. Here's why:
- Deductible: If you have a deductible on your policy, it has to be met before insurance will pay.
- Coinsurance: This is the percentage you may have to pay, up until a certain dollar amount.
- Copay: If you have a copay, this is due at the time of your visit. Your copay is usually written on the front of your insurance card.
- Policy status: Is your policy still in effect or has it lapsed/cancelled?
Note: Health insurance ONLY covers conditions that are for injuries or acute problems. Wellness care, maintenance care, and most chronic conditions are not covered. Please do not shoot the messenger! Dr. Breunig believes in wellness care; however, it is not covered by insurance.
How long will it take?
Dr. Breunig likes to see some degree of improvement within the initial two weeks of treatment. In general, the longer you have had the condition, the longer it takes to go away. Also, the more superficial (towards the outside of the body) the condition, the quicker it will go away.
Dr. Breunig will review with you the other variables that affect the speed of recovery:
- The type of injury or condition, and how long you have had it
- Previous treatment (or not) for this condition
- Your age and level of activity or fitness
- Any other health conditions that you have that will affect recovery (example: diabetes)
- Your degree of cooperation with self-care that Dr. Breunig recommends
Dr. Breunig's goals are for you to feel well, have less or no pain, and more energy to function in your life – doing activities that you love!
'Dr. Breunig has been a valued member of my health care team for the past 15 years. She is a caring and skilled homeopathic and chiropractic practitioner who listens, educates and allows her patients to become active partners in the creation of their treatment plan. She is always on time, and one never feels “rushed through.” Her treatments and remedies have allowed me to manage my muscular skeletal pain and maintain the lifestyle and level of activity that I desire.'
- KM, Shoreview