New Year, New Health Insurance Plans

It seems like none of us are immune to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare insurance. Like many others, my family and I are going through new plans, rules, and deductibles effective with the New Year. I think these insurance changes can be confusing and overwhelming.

I wanted to use this transition to the New Year as an opportunity to highlight the healthcare coverage options available to my clients.

  • I accept health insurance, health savings account (HSA), and fee for service clients.
  • I am an approved provider with:
    • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Aetna
    • Other insurance companies (as an out of network provider)

If your insurance provider is not listed, you may be able to pay for fee for service with a pre-tax healthcare savings vehicle, such as a Flexible Spending Account or HSA. Consult with your employer or health insurance company to learn more. 

Last year, I worked with several clients to maintain their level of care while effectively navigating the health insurance landscape. This included seeking out pre-authorizations or offering more tailored, focused sessions prior to families having met their annual deductibles.

My mission has and will remain the same as stated on the homepage of this website

I will work with you to improve your quality of life

Being on both sides of the health insurance system as a provider and a patient, I understand how challenging it can be to read the tea-leaves of ever-evolving health insurance coverage.

At the beginning of a New Year, I don't want client progress hindered or halted because of insurance changes. So let's work together in 2017 to focus on quality of life through behavioral change rather than getting bogged down in details while perseverating on the fine print.

I hear you! Website updates

First, I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me by visiting my website! Building the website was definitely a labor of love that my wife gratefully led. She was happy to be able to use all of those pictures on our phones where we tried to capture that perfect moment… only to get the back of our kids' heads instead.

I really appreciate feedback I've received about the website. Friends, co-workers, and clients have helped me fix typos, broken links, and other issues to make the website better. They have also provided invaluable insight for how to improve the clarity and usability of the website.

Two recent additions are the direct result of this honest feedback:

  1. The addition of the Clients tab. 

  2. The ability to subscribe to this blog.

I have experience and competency working with people at different ages. However, I learned from folks who visited the website that it seemed to focus more on children and adolescents – maybe it was all of those back of my kids’ head photos. To address this, I added a Clients page to outline my training and competencies with children and adolescents, adults, and caregivers.

The blog subscription was a complex challenge my better half tackled head-on.  After reading forums and testing products, she added the subscribe button – which you see as the gray triangle at the bottom right of your screen. If you don’t want to miss a post, simply enter your email address and you will receive each new post in your inbox. I promise to not use this list for any means other than sending out the newest blog posts.

Thank you again for your feedback and support. It was a huge decision to enter into private practice after 9 years (!!!) at the University of Rochester, and I am eagerly awaiting July 11 when I will see my first patients in my new office. I've been really looking forward to this day.

I will leave you today with another aforementioned back-of-the-head-kid-photography gem for your viewing pleasure.