My services are a bit different from the vast majority of doctors. I will talk with you at length, review an initial questionnaire you will fill out and return as well as any medical records, advise you about aspects of the specific disease (or other diseases that may also be occurring with the primary complaint), write a report for you and/or your primary care provider, and, if needed, act as a liaison with your primary care provider. However, I will not be assuming actual management of your care, and I will not be ordering any medications, laboratory studies, or imaging studies. I will be happy to recommend those to your doctor, though.
During our phone appointment, beyond going over what has already happened in your case, we will brainstorm together as to how to achieve what you are seeking: examining ideas from you and from me, exploring additional treatments you may be curious about, considering other possible diagnoses, discussing further testing and research that may expand and deepen the understanding of your case, identifying and arranging to see other consultants, and pursuing new therapies. If, through our phone discussion, we decide additional help from me is needed, we’ll make a plan to make that happen.
What type of cases does Dr. Boris handle?
What should I expect from Dr. Boris & what is expected of me?
How will I be charged?
Types of cases I handle.
I will be happy to consider helping any person up to age 23 years old in matters of dealing with POTS (including POTS associated with long COVID), dizziness, syncope, autonomic dysfunction associated with mitochondrial disorders, and other health related conditions. At this time, based on present licensing laws, I can only work with patients in the state of Pennsylvania, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio, or patients who can travel to Pennsylvania or Colorado. I hope to expand my services to a further area of coverage in the future.
What to expect from working with me, and what I expect from you.
Most of our work together will take place over the phone and/or virtual meeting. Many of my clients say that they're grateful not to have to meet in a medical office or hospital (some say that's where their problems began!). We will not be meeting in person as part of the evaluation. This may actually be more convenient for you and for your time.
How I charge.
I charge a $500 prepaid fee for an initial 1.5 to 2 hour consultation. This fee includes the time I spend reviewing your case before we speak. The purpose of the upfront fee is to lessen the chance of patients cancelling or rescheduling appointments at the last minute, or otherwise not making a firm commitment to work together. Additional consultation time, if necessary, is billed at an additional $500 per hour. Insurance companies have been variably reimbursing some, or even all, of my appointments. I provide an invoice with the appropriate codes for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.