NEWS UPDATE: OUBRE MEDICAL OPENING IN DRIPPING SPRINGS
I am excited to announce that I will be opening Oubre Medical in Dripping Springs, Texas. My office will be located inside of the Dripping Springs Pharmacy. I will begin seeing patients in January. I will be seeing patients once or twice per week, depending on patient demand.
I will be located inside of the Dripping Springs Pharmacy. My office will be the second door on the right after entering the pharmacy.
The pharmacy’s address is:
100 Commons Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
I am still building my Social Media pages, so I would appreciate any support in this arena. Please “Like” and Share my Facebook page. Also, you can follow me on Twitter @OubreMedical. I will be posting blogs on a variety of functional medicine topics, so you can stay informed and educated on the latest trends. Every now and then you might even catch one of my opinion pieces when I get on my soapbox!
I am accepting new patients. I can help with weight loss, hormone balancing and replacement, digestive issues, nutritional evaluation, advanced lab work, and cardiac testing (stress testing). If you have recent labs or evaluations that you feel are important, please bring a copy to your appointment. You can also fax them to me at 512-852-6737. If you need to request a release of records from your previous physician, click here for an Authorization to Release Medical Records form to send them. My new patient visits at this time are 60-90 minutes long, depending on complexity. See the Pricing Page for details about cost.
If you are an established patient with me, then I would like you to request your medical records to be transferred to my office. Please fill out the Authorization to Release Medical Records form. Please send to your previous doctor to get all of your records, or you can send the form to me, and I will fax it on your behalf.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please send an email with:
- A date range that you would like to be seen.
- A range of time that you are available.
- Requested appointment duration (30, 60, 90 minutes).
- Reasons for visit (omit if you do not feel comfortable stating it over the internet)
- Patient information packet for all first-time patients (including established patients).
Note: My schedule is time-based, so I should always run on time. If you are late for your appointment, it will take away from the time that you have for counseling and evaluation.
Subject: Request Appointment
Body: I would like to be seen within the next 2 weeks. I am available between 8am and 12pm. Please let me know my appointment time. I would like to be evaluated for bioidentical hormone replacement, and I am interested in receiving implantable pellets. I have attached my completed patient information packet. I would like to have a 60 minute new patient consult.
In Store: You can buy your supplements right at the pharmacy where my office is located. Dripping Springs Pharmacy has a wide selection of herbs, supplements, vitamins, and medical foods for you to choose from with competitive prices on their high quality vitamins. They are happy to assist you with finding the right brand and dosage for you.
Online: You can also buy your supplements online from Healthwave Online Store. In order to purchase supplements online, you need to create an account online. Click the Healthwave Online Store link to get started.
I will not be accepting health insurance for any office visit charges, so I may spend more time with patients. If I accept health insurance, my time is limited as I am forced to abide by the insurance companies reimbursements and restrictions. I promise to keep my fees straightforward and transparent. You will not get random, strange, unknown bills in the mail for services rendered months ago. You will know exactly how much you owe before you even show up to the office. You can see my pricing details on the Pricing Page. You can also pay online for the services that you want prior to your appointment by going to the Oubre Medical Online Store.
Payment will be expected at the time of service, so please be prepared. At this time, my rates are $300 per 60 minutes of my time. There is a $100 new patient fee for patients who have never seen me. Patients who have been evaluated by me previously do not need to pay this fee. I accept cash, check, and credit cards.
As described above, I will not be accepting insurance for office visits. You may still use your health insurance for everything else, including prescriptions, labwork, radiology (x-ray, ultrasounds, MRI, CT scans), and referrals. I do not use insurance for some labs because it is cheaper without insurance, or I know that it is not covered by insurance. For instance, Cortisol saliva testing and Heavy metal testing is not covered, so I will charge you on behalf of the laboratory.
Happy New Year, and I am excited to see you in 2016!
Philip Oubre, MD