Endocrinology Associates Patient Update

It has become increasingly difficult to keep up with all of the changes insurance carriers are making with regard to reimbursements for your visits, labs and diagnostic studies we perform for you in our practice.

When you examine your health insurance policies, you will find that the allowable reason for services and medications changes and terms like ‘non- par’, ‘non-allowed’, ‘not in network’, ‘denied’, or ‘excluded’ are routinely found in the policy language. Can you imagine a doctor’s office having to look up every insurance card for every type of insurance company and plan type for each patient? We need your help.

Please call your insurance company and find out what lab companies you are allowed to utilize and let us know so we may keep a record in your file.

Dr. Trippe is an in-network provider for the following insurance companies:

Aetna (Coventry)

Cigna

GEHA

Health Care Networks of America

Humana

Liberty Health Share

Mailhandlers

Medicare

Railroad Medicare

Tricare Primary, and Standard

United HealthCare

* Blue Cross patients please click here for a copy of a detailed letter regarding your labs and visits

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Medical Study Including Dr. Trippe’s Work to Appear in Medical Journal

The results of a study on “Nutritional Management of Endothelial Dysfunction among Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy with Metanx: Results of a Real-World Patient Experience Trial,” will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Diabetes Research.  Dr. Trippe was a major contributor to this study.  We will post a link to the study once it is published.

Exploring Foods And Getting You On The Right Track Workshop

Please join us at Dr. Trippe’s office on Thursday, January, 12, 2012, from 2:00pm until 3:30pm for a workshop on exploring foods and getting you on the right track.   The free workshop, presented by licensed dieticians and health coaches Kim Schoettker and Terri Klose,  includes topics ranging from:

-understanding the new USDA plate;

-understanding carbs, portion sizes and  food and nutrition labels;

-planning meals; and,

-making healthy decisions at home and in restaurants.

Please make sure to register at the front desk prior to the workshop.   Click here for more details.