Dr. Michael J Reid’s office is a museum of pharmaceutical advertising literature, and you can expect to see a parade of very pretty young female pharmaceutical sales reps with their portmanteaus of samples and free lunches take priority in his waiting room.
After you’ve managed to see him and get a prescription for the most expensive treatment possible, compounded by a service delivery schedule designed to maximize the number of visits you make and favoring off label and non-formulary solutions for which you can expect to pay out of pocket, his office will send you bills following an illegal “balance billing” practice and then both stop your course of treatment and threaten legal and collections action if you report it to your insurance company.
The negotiated rate is the negotiated rate, and considering the time he makes for his pretty sales reps, he could devote it to better negotiation if he wanted to get paid more.
Then there is this: if you have a cold causing severe wheezing or pneumonia for which it would be unsafe to administer immunotherapy, he will charge you for the therapy or the no-show anyway, even though you were instructed not to show or not administered the therapy.
He might make a charming and helpful impression, but at the end of the day he’s smiling at his bank account