Physician Consultation Services:
Whether you are referred by another Physician or you seek an evaluation by a Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr Halko will spend the time necessary obtaining your past history and current complaints then perform a complete physical examination. He will review any laboratory testing that has been done and personally review imaging studies that are available. Afterward, if necessary, he will order additional testing to diagnose your condition and formulate a treatment plan.
Electronic Medical Record: Dr Halko has been an early utilizer of this modern form of documentation. We have an integrated Practice Management System and Clinical Health Record (Chart Maker Medical Suite) which is fully certified and now Cloud based. This system integrates electronic prescribing and for those enrolled a Patient Portal which allows secure communication between patients and Dr Halko
“Prior Authorization”: This entails dealing with your Insurance Carrier or their Agents to get them to allow coverage of some of the more expensive Imaging Studies (CT scan or MRI scan) that may be necessary in diagnosing your condition as well as treating it with potentially expensive prescription medications. Some offices charge for the time involved obtaining these requirements established by your Insurance Carrier to control costs “cost efficient care”. We do not.
Filling out Forms for You: Our Insurance Agent joking once said: “You can never have enough forms”. Actually we disagree, but Forms are a necessary evil in Medical Practice. Forms from Lawyers, Disability Insurance Carriers, Pharmaceutical Companies, State and Local Agencies, your place of employment…There is not now nor will there ever be a shortage of Forms. We fill out what we must to get the ball rolling for you.