Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? We Have answers

Below, please find answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked:

What services do you offer?

Functional
Medicine

Holistic
Psychiatry

Health & Life
Coaching

Cognition Optimization

What is Clear Path Wellness?

Clear Path Wellness is the Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine practice of Laurie Goldman, MD, that follows a holistic approach to wellness and prevention. To learn more, please check out our about page.

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What are your office hours?

Clear Path Wellness
1655 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 202E
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM and by appointment

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What is a QuickStart Assessment?

Take your first step to wellness with a QuickStart Assessment from Laurie Goldman, MD, which includes:

  • 1 60-minute appointment to collect medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle data
  • Comprehensive assessment of blood work (using integrative lab ranges), cognitive functioning, and nutrient status
  • 1 60-minute appointment to review lab results and recommendations
  • 1 30-minute follow-up appointment

Notes:

  • There may be an additional fee to review extensive previous medical records.
  • After purchase, our office will contact you to schedule your first appointment

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How do I schedule an appointment?

For new and prospective patients, please schedule a FREE Discovery Call.

For existing patients, please call 312-973-1866 and speak with Cathy..

Not sure what you need but know you want to work with Dr. Goldman?

We recommend purchasing a QuickStart Assessment, which includes:

  • 1 60-minute appointment to collect medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle data
  • Comprehensive assessment of blood work (using integrative lab ranges), cognitive functioning, and nutrient status
  • 1 60-minute appointment to review lab results and recommendations
  • 1 30-minute follow-up appointment

Notes:

  • There may be an additional fee to review extensive previous medical records.
  • After purchase, our office will contact you to schedule your first appointment

To schedule an QuickStart Assessment please purchase the assessment online and our office will contact you to schedule your first appointment.

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Why don't you accept insurance?

Unfortunately, when doctors participate with insurance carriers, they enter into a contract that allows the insurance companies to dictate what services will be supplied limiting the quality of care that we believe you deserve.

As the costs of keeping a clinic running have continued to rise, reimbursement has fallen forcing most doctors to see more and more patients a day, keeping office visits very brief. We believe this is substandard care and does not allow us to practice the in-depth, expert model of Functional and Integrative medicine.

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Do you accept Medicare or insurance for appointments?

Clear Path Wellness does not participate in Medicare or accept insurance for appointments.

Upon request, we can provide you with a copy of your invoices which you can submit to your insurance company. We cannot guarantee what reimbursement, if any, you may receive. We do not submit claims or call insurance companies directly. This is the responsibility of the patient.

Medicare patients must sign a supplemental contract that confirms their acknowledgment that our services can not be submitted/are not eligible for reimbursement.

You may want to consider programs designed to give individuals tax advantages, which help offset healthcare costs, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

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What form of payments are accepted?

You may pay by check, credit card, or debit card.

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Will Dr. Goldman be my primary care physician?

Dr. Goldman is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and functional medicine practitioner. She will be able to address all of your health care needs. However, she cannot function as your primary care provider in the sense the insurance determines this.

You will need to maintain a separate PCP for insurance purposes. If you do not have a PCP, she will recommend one for you.

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Can I consult with Dr. Goldman if I live outside of Illinois?

Yes of course! Consultations can be done through Zoom video conferencing.

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What should I expect during this partnership?

After you schedule your first FREE Discovery Call, we’ll begin by getting a detailed history of your health. Then we will pinpoint psychological and physical challenges and find clues to symptom triggers with comprehensive medical testing.

Then, your journey to health will be personalized to your unique needs based on the services you select.

Through the entire process, you will be driving the direction of your care with our complete support.

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How many visits will I need?

This depends on the complexity of your problem. We require at least a 6-month engagement for treatments to result in significant change. Most clients work with us for 12 months or more.

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Can I bring a friend or family member to the appointment?

Absolutely, we encourage you to take notes as well. However, we ask you to find childcare for any small children or infants as the appointments are lengthy.

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Do you see children?

No. We do not treat anyone under 18 years of age.

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Do you accept insurance for testing?

Oftentimes, Dr. Goldman orders laboratory testing. Patients can choose to go to the lab of their choice. We encourage patients to find a lab that is covered by/ has a partnership with their insurance company.

Some specialty tests may not be performed by laboratories that partner with your insurance. Also, some labs may not be covered by your plan. For these scenarios, Dr. Goldman has partnered with certain lab companies that offer her patients lower prices, if needed.

In addition, Dr. Goldman may order an MRI. MRIs are often covered by insurance and patients should check with their insurance company to determine coverage and preferred MRI providers.

Please check with your insurance company regarding deductibles and reimbursements for all ordered testing. It is not the responsibility of Clear Path Wellness to understand your individual insurance coverage.

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What tests will I get?

Every plan is unique. We work with you to customize testing orders based on your health needs and personal preferences.

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Do you offer payment plans?

We do offer payment plans. This allows all who truly wish to improve their health to be able to work with us.

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Let's connect

Chicago-Area's Premier Functional Medicine & Holistic Psychiatry Practice

Clear Path Wellness

1655 North Arlington Heights Rd
Suite 202E
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Phone & Fax

P: 312-973-1866
F: 847-418-8949

Email

info@lauriegoldmanmd.com
312-973-1866

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