Your First Visit

Whether you are looking for wellness, prevention, treatment of chronic diseases, men’s/women’s health issues, or have a new diagnosis that you want to treat holistically, My Path Medical uses a patient-centered approach to address the whole person.  What is the outcome?  A plan that is formulated uniquely for you, that supports wellness, prevents illness, finds and treats underlying causes of diseases, and helps you reach optimal health.

1. The initial visit
As a new patient of My Path Medical, you should expect a very different approach to your health. You will meet Dr. Lantsman who will perform a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination. We will order any appropriate tests for us to diagnose critical issues you may be having and determine the best course of treatment.  Additionally, your present diet and exercise regimen will be reviewed and modifications will be recommended, if necessary. Generally, your first visit will last 1 ½ hours.

2. A follow up visit
We schedule follow up visits as needed to make sure you’re progressing with your treatment plan and are maintaining your new path to wellness. During follow up visits we review lab findings and initiate any necessary treatment or changes.  For certain conditions, such as tick-born illness, we require a monthly follow up. Follow up visits are usually between 30 and 45 minutes. All patients are required to be seen in the office at least once a year to be maintained as an active patient.

3. How do I pay for my visit?
Payment is expected at the end of each visit.  We accept cash, check and major credit cards.  We make special consideration for those who are in financial need.  Please discuss this prior to your initial visit.

4. Visit Cost
Visit cost is determined by the length of the visit based on the base rate of $360 per hour. Initial visits for tick-born illness usually last 1 ½ - 2 hours and usually range from $540-$720. Initial visits for wellness typically last 1 – 1 ½ hours and usually range from $360-$540. There may be additional costs due to lab draws, laboratory tests, supplements, etc. See website or contact our office for Signature Programs fees.

Phone, Skype visits or extended emails are subject to the $360 hourly fee. This fee does not cover additional tests, procedures, supplements, and medications that may result from your consult.

Please note: To continue providing you excellence in service and given the demand and the time behind the scenes, we are increasing our fees effective 05/01/2014.

New Service Fees:

Fee for Service:  $420 an hour (Office/Phone/Skype)

Management of IV Medications: $240 initial fee; $60 per week (not including monthly consults)

5. Cancellation Policy

Please note our cancellation policy. We kindly request 72 business hours notice for new patient appointments and 48 business hours notice for follow-up visits and phone consults. You will be charged for your appointment if you cancel after the specified timeframe. For initial visits, patients will be charged $360 and for follow-up appointments, patients will be charged $180 for missed appointments. Exceptions will be made for medical emergencies if you provide official documentation.

When you book a new patient appointment, we will take your credit card information. We will hold this information on file in case of a breach in our cancellation policy. We will NOT charge your card unless you do not adhere to our cancellation policy.

6. Supplements

We offer a variety of supplements for purchase through My Path Medical.  You can also purchase supplements at your local health food store, such as Whole Foods, or on the Internet.

  • In office blood draw $20
  • Handling of a testing kit $10
  • Rapid Strep $10
  • Urine Dip $10
  • Rapid Pregnancy test $10
  • Fecal occult blood $10
  • Vitamin B 12 Injection $10
  • NutrEval test draw $45
  • Glutathione 1g injection $25
  • Glutathione 2g injection $35
  • ECG $40 • BOTOX is priced per unit used
  • Filling out forms $20 (forms that require more than 15 minutes will be charged prorated for the time spent to a maximum of $40 per form)

7. Health insurance plans
In order for My Path Medical to provide our patients with optimal and independent service, we do not accept any health insurance plans or Medicare/Medicaid.  However, we will provide itemized receipts with proper codes, documenting each visit.  Most of our patients who have health insurance plans with out-of-network benefits and who have reached their deductible are partially reimbursed by their health plans.  The reimbursement rate depends on individual health plan policies. Also, our services fall under most flexible medical spending programs. Phone, Skype, email services are not reimbursed by health plans/nor are subject to most flexible medical spending programs. Please consult your health insurance company for further details on your out-of-network benefits.

8.  Laboratory tests
Please make sure to find out ahead of time if your health insurance plan covers blood work done for routine exams only, or for illness/diagnoses only or both. Also find out which lab companies are covered (LabCorp or Quest, etc.). Additionally, please see if your insurance covers blood work if it is drawn at our office (out of network provider) or at a lab facility only.  This is important as blood work can get very expensive, and by knowing ahead of time the structure of your insurance, you can avoid unnecessary bills.  The office is not responsible for laboratory bills.  If we recommend functional medicine tests (which are partially covered by some health plans) we will discuss the cost of each test with you prior to ordering.

9.  Prescription coverage
Most prescription medications we use are covered by health plans (subject to individual health insurance agreements).  In some cases, where a certain medication is not covered and is very expensive, we will substitute for a more affordable medication or one that is covered by your individual health plan.

10. Things to bring to your first visit
Driver’s license – the Park Plaza Office Building has tight security. Comfortable clothing for an easy examination. Supplements or medication you are currently taking. Please bring the actual bottles. Pertinent lab work and other tests done during last year. Please bring copies for office use. We charge 75 cents per copy page in the office. Three day food diary to help us understand your diet. For example – instead of “coffee” – “one cup of caffeinated coffee and one teaspoon of sugar.” Health insurance information for your blood tests Typed/written personal history for your visit

11. Cancellation policy
All money is refundable if you cancel 24 hours prior to your appointment.  Exceptions will only be made for appointments that are cancelled with a valid proof of an emergency.

12. Phone consultations
For the convenience of our patients who have to travel a long distance to reach our office, we offer appointments over the phone.  Phone consults are billed at the $360 hourly rate. For rescheduling or canceling phone consults, we require 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled appointment or a “no-show” fee may apply.  Exceptions will only be made for appointments that are cancelled with a valid proof of an emergency.

13. Preparing for your next appointment
Please track and record your symptoms and improvements from the time of your last appointment and bring them to your next appointment. Please bring a complete list of medications, supplements and vitamins to each visit as well as the doses you are taking.  Please also bring your dosing schedule. Please come with a prepared list of questions you may have in order of priority. Your visits are billed according to time and level of care.  Most scheduled follow-ups are slotted for 30-40 minutes and are $180. Any extended visits greater than 45 minutes and up to 1 hour and 15 min are billed by an extended code. This adds a cost to the premium cost of the visit based on the length of time of the visit.

14. Office hours:
Tuesday 9:30am-4pm Thursday 9.30am-4pm Saturday 10am-1pm (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Additional office hours are available according to the needs of our patients

15. How to book an appointment:
The appointment line is 617-996-0074.