To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always
-Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does this all work?
DO I NEED TO ACTUALLY SEE YOU FOR A CONSULT?
For any concern that requires physical examination, you will need to see me in person at my office. I will let you know if I think you will need that. Otherwise, consultations can be done over the phone, FACETIME, SKYPE or ZOOM video conferencing platforms.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
I bill a simple fee, $150 per hour of my time working with you and for you. When additional case review is required or discussion/correspondence with your physicians, I will bill for time spent on this as well. If you cannot afford my fee, please discuss with me other payment options.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?
No, I do not take insurance. However, you may be able to submit your charges for my services to your insurer for reimbursement.
HOW DO I PAY YOU?
You can pay by cash, check, PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo, I take them all.
CAN I GET A SAME-DAY APPOINTMENT?
No, not usually. If you need urgent care you should see your primary care doctor. I am here for problems that have been around for a while and need a new perspective and attention.
WILL YOU BE IN TOUCH WITH MY REGULAR DOCTOR?
Yes, if you want me to, I would prefer to. Your overall care will be better served by more open sharing of information and communication.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY MEDICAL RECORDS?
I have computer access to the major state hospitals in Connecticut: Yale New Haven Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Backus Hospital, and Middlesex Hospital. For other health systems, you may need to bring paper records.