FAQ - Texas Integrative Medicine
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What conditions do you treat?

As a Board Certified Otolaryngologist Dr. Taylor is trained to treat disorders of the head and neck including allergy, immune, endocrine and nervous system disorders of that region. He also has special training as an ENT allergist and in environmental and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Taylor’s special interest and experience includes disorders that although they include ENT area symptoms are typically part of a disease process that involves the whole body. Although he is trained to handle short term problems, his expertise lends itself more to problems of long-standing. Typically his patients have been seen by health care providers in multiple disciplines and specialties without complete resolution of symptoms. His treatment approach includes a blend of “standard” Western medicine techniques with “less standard” more “natural” modalities. Many of Dr. Taylor’s patients have a broad array of digestive, endocrine, immune, allergic, musculo-skeletal, psychiatric, developmental and neurologic problems that may benefit from the treatment methods that he employs. Specific conditions treated include adrenal function disorder, allergies, anxiety disorder, Aspberger’s syndrome, asthma, attention deficit disorder, autism, auditory processing disorder, autoimmune diseases, behavioral disorders, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, cognitive deficits, dementia, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, dizziness/vertigo, dysgraphia, dyslexia, ear ringing, educational problems, fatigue, fibromyalgia, focus and attention disorders, headaches/migraines, hormone disorders, immune deficiency, inflammatory bowel disorders, intermittent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, memory disturbance, mitochondrial disorders, mood disorders, neuropathy, obesity/overweight, oppositional defiant disorder, PANDAS, panic attacks, Parkinson’s, PTSD, seizures, sleep disorder/sleep apnea, speech and language disorders, thyroid disorders/thyroiditis, tic disorder.

How do I become a patient?

Dr. Taylor does not require a referral to see you as a patient. All you need to do is contact our scheduling specialist to arrange a new patient appointment.   Although he does not accept insurance and is not a participating provider for any insurance or health plan including Medicare and Medicaid, the office can provide you with an itemized receipt form which may be submitted by you for insurance reimbursement consideration. This varies by payer and we suggest that you contact your insurance in advance in order to understand their reimbursement policy relative to our services.

Do you accept insurance?

No, Dr. Taylor works for you the patient rather than the insurance company. We expect payment at the time of service for services rendered. Service fee is based on the actual time spent with the physician. Some patients may qualify for insurance reimbursement from their policy if they submit an itemized receipt that we can provide. Our services normally qualify for HSA reimbursement. We do not maintain staff to process insurance claims and requests.

What about future visits?

Normally you will be asked to return to see Dr. Taylor after a short time to review any diagnostic studies and to review your response to treatment recommendations.   Treatment is often adjusted based on your individual situation. Length of return visit appointments typically varies between 15 and 60 minutes depending on complexity.  We have found that long-standing conditions respond better to a more gradual approach to healing.

Who can become a patient?

Dr. Taylor accepts patients from age one year to 100 years of age.

What happens if I cannot come for my appointment?

In order to serve our patients well it is our policy to require three full business days for appointment rescheduling and cancellation (an appointment on Wednesday should reschedule no later than the previous Friday/Thursday appointment on Monday) to avoid a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are not covered by insurance. Of course we do understand that emergencies can arise and we will be able to consider individual circumstances.

Will Dr. Taylor be able to act as my sole physician?

Dr. Taylor’s clinic provides services in a consulting role. This means that we are only available for scheduled appointments during normal office hours. We request that you also have a primary health care provider selected for urgent care and after hour needs. Our office does not maintain an after hours answering service and we do not offer “on call” services.

How are my lab tests and associated charges handled?

Our office has a relationship with a national lab clearing house that has negotiated reduced lab costs with a number of individual testing labs. In order to take advantage of this discount we will collect payment from our office. You will then be directed to the nearby site with the necessary paperwork for specimen collection. The results will be made electronically available to us as soon as they are released and will be available to discuss with you at your office visit. We can provide you with an itemized receipt that you can use to file a claim with your insurance carrier if you desire. We suggest that you check with your insurance carrier in advance as policies vary.  The “standard” labs that we may recommend may alternatively be performed through a local lab which may participate with your insurance and may bill them directly for you (such as Clinical Pathology Labs-CPL). We can provide you with an order requisition in this situation which you can take to the lab of your choice. Some of the lab tests that we recommend are considered “less standard” and may not be covered by all insurances. We find that these special tests provide useful insight to help us direct your treatment. In some cases we will provide you a “kit” for lab testing after we have received payment and you can submit the clinical sample in the provided mailer. We do offer in-office blood draws for some labs.

I still have some questions, who can I talk to?

Feel welcome to contact our office with any questions, we are happy to help you and address your inquiries and concerns.