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I do not participate in any insurance network, including Medicare and Medicaid. Many insurance policies allow for out of network coverage and I will provide a statement with fees, procedures and diagnostic codes so that one may pursue payment from their insurance provider. I realize that this policy does not work for all potential clients, and I apologize if this does not work well for you. There many excellent local providers who are on HMO panels and or bill insurance directly. But I believe that this policy allows me to deliver higher quality care by seeing fewer patients, spending more time on each patient, and eliminating excess paperwork.


I accept cash, credit cards, debit cards and PayPal. Payment is due at the time of each session, or can be paid in advance for the month’s sessions. Checks should be made out to Alison Potter M.D.. Returned checks will be billed for 25.00.

Cancellation policy:

Appointment changes or cancellations must be made one full business day prior, or will be  billed for the full amount. Requests to reschedule scheduled appointments will be honored as possible, but in order to hold a specific regular hour, I cannot regularly allow more than one cancellation per month.

Full disclosure:

I have no contractual obligations to any pharmaceutical or insurance companies.