Medical practices have changed dramatically in the past 50 years. If you’re reading this on a computer or another electronic device, you’re likely too young to remember the family doctor making house calls. You probably have never seen an actual doctor offer you a cigarette or wear one of those weird mirrors on his head.
Today, most people with health insurance have a Primary Care Physician (PCP) who delivers front-line care, including general check-ups, blood tests, and most prescription medications. But if you need to find out why you have pain in your hip, you have to go to an orthopedic doctor. And if you have a urinary tract infection, you must see a urologist.
A World of Specialists
To visit any of these specialists and have your insurance companies cover the visit and any subsequent treatment, you often need a referral from your PCP. You see specialists in spinal medicine in the same manner. Your doctor agrees you need to see a specialist and recommends someone or gives you a choice of several.
It’s usually up to you to make sure the specialist you choose or your PCP chooses is covered by your medical insurance. You’ve heard of “in-network coverage” and “out of network charges.” This is an example of why it matters. If you choose a specialist out of your network, you may pay more, but you choose him anyway because you want the best care.
Southeastern Spine Institute: The Best
When it comes to spinal medicine, the Southeastern Spine Institute is the region’s largest and most complete practice. Everything you may need, from physical therapy to surgery, is located on one campus located in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The doctors, surgeons and staff at the facility are committed to relieving your pain and getting you back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
You may not need surgery — in fact, fewer than 10 percent of all patients do — but the skill and experience of the medical staff and the diagnostic tools at their disposal mean that you get the best care and the most thorough diagnosis. Spinal medicine doesn’t get any more advanced than at the Southeastern Spine Institute.
Ask for Us by Name
Suffering with back or neck pain? Call and make your own appointment or ask your primary care physician to refer to you the Southeastern Spine Institute. Even if the practice is out of your network, you can be sure to get the best care. When you’re suffering, when it’s your back that’s hurting, make sure you get an accurate diagnosis. Only with the correct diagnosis can you receive appropriate treatment. And the Southeastern Spine Institute is perfectly set up to lead you and your doctor to a correct diagnosis. The facility includes:
Everything your doctor needs, including access to other spinal medicine specialists, is available at the Southeastern Spine Institute. Ask for it by name.