Detroit Family Medicine Office Offers Affordable In-Office Procedures
The beauty of Family Medicine Practice is it can be a one stop shop for you and your medical care. Family doctors can usually take care of 80-90% of your medical needs and that includes medical procedures. Family doctors are trained to perform a wide variety of procedures that can be offered in the office. This can help you save time and money from sending you to a specialist. At Plum Health, we love taking care of procedures for our patients, these can range from Pap tests to biopsies, from toenail removal to earwax removal, from abscess drainage to lipoma removals.
List of Common In-Office Procedures Performed by Family Medicine Doctors
Some of the procedures that Family medicine physicians can perform are listed below.
Procedures that can be performed by your Family Doctor
Wound repair (sewing up small to medium sized cuts)
Abscess and cyst drainage
Skin biopsy of moles
Steroid Injection of joints and trigger points
Pulmonary Function Test
IUD (intrauterine device) removal
Ingrown toenail removal
Foreign body removal
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Cerumen Disimpaction (ear wax removal)
Unfortunately, some of these procedures can be very costly depending on your insurance plan or lack thereof. A major reason for the expense of procedures vary from your insurance deductible plan and insurance coverage. Usually, the doctor’s offices will charge the insurance companies for the procedure. This inflates the cost.
For example, a typical charge for a sebaceous cyst removal might be $175 - $350. That service is $20 in our office. A skin biopsy can cost anywhere from $150 - $1,000 and an IUD removal can cost $150 - $250. For these procedures, we typically charge about $20 or the cost of the supplies that we use to perform these procedures.
Why are Common In-House Procedures Less Expensive at Plum Health?
At Plum Health DPC, we do not use or bill insurance for your medical care. Our membership plan does include performance of some procedures which helps cut many costs. We may be subject to charge for utensils and medications used during the procedure which is also offered at a discounted price.
Because the patients in our practice pay a monthly membership fee, we can lower the cost of procedures. Instead of charging you or your insurance company $100 or $500 for a procedure, we ask that you pay for the cost of the supplies that we use.
How to Schedule an Appointment to have a Procedure at our Detroit office
To make an appointment with Dr. Raquel Orlich or Dr. Paul Thomas, head over to our scheduling link. After you submit the information, Dr. Raquel or Dr. Paul will reach out and offer appointment times.
Thank you for reading and have a great day,
-Dr. Paul Thomas and Dr. Raquel Orlich