JFV Wellbeing MD does not bill insurance directly but you may request reimbursement for services from your insurance company for out-of-network services. To help submit a claim, a receipt of service can be provided with the information needed upon request after your visit. The coverage and amount of reimbursement will depend on your plan and policy purchased. You can use a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account to pay if it is allowed by you plan. For more information click How to submit a claim to your insurance company.
Dr. Fuentes-Valdes has opted out of Medicare which means she is not allowed to submit claims to Medicare. There is no "out of network" claims submission process for Medicare as Medicare is a government sponsored program and fundamentally different than private medical insurance therefore you cannot get reimbursed by Medicare. For more details click How to submit a claim to your insurance company. and scroll down to the section about Medicare.
The amount you invest depends on the time spent with Dr Fuentes-Valdes. The 15-minute discovery call is complimentary. Payment will be collected at the time the appointment is reserved. 30 min: $150, 45 min: $200, 60 min: $250, 75 min: $300, 90 min: $350. Payments can be made online or in person with credit cards, debit cards, HSA, and FSA cards.
The JFV Wellbeing MD clinic is a specialty clinic and not set up to function as a primary care clinic. Dr. Fuentes-Valdes is happy to work with your primary physician as well as any specialists on your care team. It is often helpful to exchange the notes between the clinics with your permission. If you have copies of previous labs and records, please bring them to the visit.
Acupuncture is one of many therapies that Dr. Fuentes-Valdes has at her disposal and usually, when using acupuncture, it is while employing a number of other approaches at the same time. In a traditional acupuncture treatment, the provider places the needles or other devices and then leaves the room to attend to other patients during your treatment period. Dr. Fuentes-Valdes will typically stay in the room after the placement of any needles or devices and continue to work with you during the treatment time. However, individual cases can be discussed if it is determined that a traditional acupuncture treatment is what is needed and arrangements can be made.
Your initial discovery consultation is a complimentary 15-minute online or phone visit with Dr. Fuentes-Valdes. You will be asked to fill out a couple of health assessments which will provide a general idea of your health. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the doctor to see if the practice is what you are looking for.
Please select “your visit” in the top navigation bar for more information. After your first visit, Dr Fuentes generally recommends some baseline testing and therapeutic plan with a follow up in few weeks to see you with the results and further discussion and recommendations. After depending on your needs, the follow up varies, common follow up times are every 1, 3, 6 and 12 months.
It depends on your needs, typically after your first consultation you will see the doctor 2-4 weeks after with your test results and questions and follow up concerning your therapeutic plan, after every 3 months or less or more often depending on your needs. If you choose to do acupuncture as part of your therapeutic plan, initially at least 4 visits weekly are recommended and thereafter monthly as you need it. Common follow up times are every 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. .
You can become a patient of JFV Wellbeing MD as far as you are physically in the state of Florida or in California since she holds acitve licenses in both states. This includes patients who are seen online.
The appointment time is scheduled exclusively for you. If you need to reschedule, we ask for at least 24 hours’ notice and your payment will be reimbursed 100%. Late cancellations will incur a 50% reimbursement only.
You can leave a message with your inquiry by voicemail, text, email or in the contact form in our website. Dr. Fuentes-Valdes will respond in 24-48 hr. She is happy to answer a short phone call or email with no charge. If you need further help, you can make an appointment with her.
Dr. Fuentes-Valdes speaks and writes fluent English and Spanish.
Telehealth is an approach that uses technology to connect patients and practitioners. It’s an alternative to the traditional method of health care delivery, which is a face-to-face interaction in which both people share the same physical space. Advancements in communications technology have made it easier to connect with others. Telehealth simply expands that interconnectivity to the realm of health services. This approach is nothing new. Since telephones became a part of most American households, people have been using technology to connect with their practitioners. Today, most telehealth visits are done using desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones equipped with cameras or microphones.
A few moments of preparation can make your telehealth visit far more productive. Begin by thinking about where you’d like to set up for your visit. If you share your home with others, consider finding a place that is out of the way and quiet since you’ll be using your microphone and speakers to interact, especially if you want to keep your visit confidential and private. You might also think about your lighting. If Dr. Fuentes-Valdes needs a good view in your body, the ability to see you clearly is essential. Too much glare on your screen can interfere with your ability to see her during your interaction. Checking to make sure your device is charged and positioned properly is also a good idea. As with all health visits, it’s helpful to make a list of questions and concerns so that nothing is overlooked during your visit. We will be using a Zoom health care platform. instructions will be sent to you through an email after you make your appointment. Call the office to schedule a visit or book using the easy online tool when you’re ready to give telehealth a try. Integrative holistic medicine consultations are available to residents of Florida and California using telehealth technology.