SPECIALIST NON-XRAY PAIN, BONE, BREAST, BRAIN, HEART, CHEST, GENITOURINARY, HORMONE RISK SCREENING @ NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC
for appointments for consultations, or non-xray procedures by registered practitioners : Sure Touch breast prescreening on Saturday mornings next on 7 February 2015 by Sister Zeneath Ismail – cash R650 (then R450 if followup scan desired within 3 months); -QUS ultrasound quantitative bone density cash R450 -tariff item 3612- anytime; Unlike radiologists’ and thermography reports (which describe only the imaging finding), the rates quoted include relevant breast or bone consultation and management planning by specialist nurse & physician.
IF BOOKED TOGETHER, (not necessarily the same morning) then combined breast and bone screening is R1000.
OTHER SERIOUS health problems ARE DEALT WITH BY CONSULTATION DURING THE WEEK (OR ON A DIFFERENT SATURDAY MORN) : heart- ECG, fatigue, HRT, sexual health, hypertension, depression, memory/dementia, lung & lungfunction, anaemia-haematology; kidney/bladder/pelvic, hormone-endocrine, depression, osteoporosis, sleep, diabetes, thyroid, adrenal; cramp; skin, infection including STDs & HIV/AIDs, stroke, epilepsy-neurology, dizziness, heartburn/digestive/liver, neuropathy, sexual health, menopause, HRT, genitourinary; immune problems, or arthritis relief;
Thermography no-touch infrared screening for suspicious cancer /inflammatory changes: by Radiographer Melinda-next 23 March 2015. R900 breasts; R1100 head and upper; or lower body & pelvis; R1300 whole body.
Bookings/queries contact Evelyn/ Reyhana / Val at the Natural Medicine Clinic, 1st Floor no 15, Grove Medical Bldg, opp ABSA (parking ABSA Parkade ) near Warwick/Cavendish Square Claremont Cape Town RSA, ph +27216831465 or a/h +2783 4385248 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the disabled – by arrangement drive up the ramp to the Clinic door on the Grove Bldg 1st floor parking deck.
Under CMS Council for Med Schemes Reg 10(6), open Medical schemes eg hospital plans have to pay from their own funds (not members’ savings) for appropriate outpatient consultation (tariff item 0191) for PMBs ie major conditions eg cancer, depression, neck/spinal problems, serious heart, lung, other disease., etc. Breast and osteoporosis concerns are generally part of menopause consultations N95.9 (if not already eg breast cancer code C50) and thus are often billable med scheme benefits. The menopause billable item only applies if you are 45yrs upwards, unless you have had total hysterectomy.
On patients’ requests, appropriate invoice can be prepared and submitted to your scheme for refund of your due benefits. Some schemes eg hospital plans falsely deny due benefits until reported to their regulator CMS. For medical plans where the billable tariff benefit rate is higher than the breast screening fee paid, the med plan rate 0191 will be charged eg R790 by the contracted specialist, and refundable by Discovery to the member. some basic schemes eg Keycare, Bonitas require preauthorization, or referral by their contracted GP .