Hey Doc! I am writing to let you know of my ESWT and office visits from start to finish. When I got there on my first visit I liked the fact that you were straight forward and didn’t try to sell me ESWT and let me know it was not a covered (insurance) item. I had just gotten a shot from my referring doctor so my foot was feeling good. You introduced me to Jennifer and said when and if I decide to do something please call her and she will take care of it from start to finish. She did.
I called several months later and came in and got my first treatment followed by the 3 other two a few weeks apart and we talked every time and I did feel like you were really listening and wanted to let you know I appreciated that. Still and all my foot was not feeling as good as I would have liked. Once again you took the time to listen and we talked about a moving forward game plan. From here is where I really to emphasize my treatment by your staff; in particular Jennifer (She was great!!). The plan was to send in for insurance approval for orthotics. Jen had me get molded so that if they approved them then you get them done and I could come back when complete and be good to go. She said if they say no, we will go to Plan “B” which was using my fourth “freebie” ESWT, and then see how that took and go from there to Plan “C”, which was surgery.
I was called the next day by someone and told that insurance wouldn’t cover the ortoics and if I wanted I would have to pay $550 now. I said to hold them and I will think more on them and get back with them. Then I asked to speak to Jen and schedule the fourth ESWT treatment. I really thought this would be a hassle or was thinking something would be less than before being on you. It was not and you handled it just like normal and one of the things I want to report in this letter is the fourth time was the charm and my foot has felt 100% better since.
Everything seemed great until…I got a bill wanting me to pay approx. $125 for my part of the bill for work that was never done and what the insurance didn’t cover on the orthotics that they did pay for. I called and talked to someone who I’m sure was more than happy to hand this over to Jen to take care of. (I was not happy) The first thing Jen said was will take off everything on this bill that’s not right and make everything right.
She had me come in for another fitting which did not have the office co-pay since I was there before for that. (A cheap guy like me appreciates that). Made the next appointment for the fitting and said if I had any issues on the bill we will finalize them after the fitting. Today after the fitting she walked me out to the waiting area, spoke to Lindsay personally and had her correct the bill to what made sense and then had Lindsay (who was also very nice) go over the bill with me in detail. Then Jen stopped back in and made sure I was a “happy camper”. This was the right thing to do, the professional thing to do, and the nice thing to do. They took a wrong and made it right. Please accept my compliments on your work, Lindsay’s work, and especially Jennifer’s work. She is the best! Please feel free to share this and use me for any reference.
Franklin Park, IL