ANIMATED CONDITIONS & PROCEDURES
Platelet Rich Plasma PRP
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. Increased levels of growth factors improve signaling and recruitment of cells to an injury site and optimize the environment for healing. This treatment has been used to assist in the treatment and recovery of injuries.
How does the PRP process work?
Your health care provider will recover a small amount of blood from your arm using a small needle and a specially designed syringe. The blood then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The plasma containing these platelets and growth factors are then applied to the treatment area. The entire PRP production process is usually done in less than 20 minutes.
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
While PRP treatments have been around for many years, almost all insurance companies consider this treatment experimental and deny coverage.
Talk to your provider to find out if you’re a candidate for PRP.
About Your Visit
Please call the office or submit a request online to make an appointment in advance. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us or e mail to cancel your appointment. We make a sincere effort to adhere to our appointment schedule and appreciate your patience if we are late due to emergencies.
You may complete and submit / fax our forms securely online or you may print them and bring them completed to your appointment.
Photo ID, Insurance card, MRI’s, x-rays, and current medication list.
All line items are required to be completed for submission / fax or in person. The information is required due to changes in healthcare reform.
Current Medication List
Please bring a current list of prescribed and over the counter medications with you including the dosage and any known drug allergies.
Fees & Payments
We will submit your claims to your insurance company for you. Our office will verify your insurance benefits prior to your appointment and we request all patient responsibility portions due at the time they are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. We will do our best to verify eligibility and benefits but ultimately it is the patient’s responsibility to be aware of their benefits and understand their policy including any exclusions (pre-existing conditions or non covered services) We accept cash, checks and credit cards for your convenience.
Authorizations & Referrals
Many insurance companies require authorization or referral prior to seeing a specialist. Our office policy is to obtain authorization prior to the visit.
Physical Therapy Appointments
Please contact your insurance company for your physical therapy benefits to help expedite the process. Please feel free to contact our receptionist to discuss your therapy benefits.
Please contact your pharmacist to refill your medication. Prescriptions refills are done during our regular office hours only.
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What is the Patient Portal? The Patient Portal is a private website that Orthopedic Associates uses to communicate with our patients and allows our patients to securely manage their healthcare needs quickly and conveniently. You can use this website to make appointments, view current medications, request refills, view patient diagnosis and other patient documentation that may be provided by your doctor, as well as make payments and view patient education materials about prescription medication or medical procedures. Once registered you will have the ability to send and receive secure communications with your doctor, update your personal information, submit payments, request appointments and more.