Appointment Information

You will find specific appointment information on this page. 
Please see the FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Congratulations on wanting to improve your health!

Appointments

New appointments are usually at 10 am, and follow-up appointments are usually at 10 am or 11 am.   Appointments may added at other times as needed. Appointments will be scheduled on most weekdays. No appointments are scheduled on weekends.

New appointments for chronic conditions are about 1 3/4 hours total, new appointments for acute problems are about 45 minutes total, and follow-up appointments are about 45 minutes total.

We see patients initially, at one month, then two months later, and then at least every 2-3 months while on active treatment in order to monitor you closely.  If your health is considerably compromised, then monthly follow-up appointments are recommended.

Appointment Reminders

A friendly reminder email will be sent to you prior to your appointment.  Please confirm your appointment by replying to the reminder email.  Your appointment may be cancelled if you do not confirm your appointment in this manner.


Insurance

Dr. Richey does not accept any third party payments from any sources including but not limited to private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation, injury lawsuits, etc. You are responsible for all interactions with your third party payors.

However, she will provide you with a receipt at your appointment that you can turn into your insurance company for reimbursement. Most insurance companies (except Medicaid and Medicare) do reimburse your appointment fee on an out-of-network basis.  

Also, most insurance companies (except Medicaid) accept laboratory testing and prescriptions written by Dr. Richey.  


Appointment Fees

New Visits for chronic conditions (1 3/4 hours total): $495

New Visits for acute problems ONLY (45 minutes total): $275 

Follow-up Visits (45 minutes total): $225

Visits that extend over the allotted time are prorated at $225/hour.


Telemedicine

We are exclusively offering telemedicine appointments

in order to avoid repercussions from the web of contact tracing and its repercussions

which means no travel for you!

Telemedicine is the use of electronic information and communication technologies by a physician to deliver health care services to a patient via a HIPAA-compliant secure telemedicine system comprised of both audio and video elements when the patient is located at a different site than the provider. 

Dr. Richey can only offer telemedicine for patients located in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia where she holds active medical licenses.   

Insurance is now more likely to compensate for telemedicine.

The procedure is simple. 

  • Make sure new patient forms or follow-up patient forms arrive by the day prior to your appointment.  These forms can be found on the Patient Form page.  You can fill them out online and then save them OR you can print them out and then fill them out and then scan/save them.  Then, you can email (thehealthypath @ gmail.com without spaces) OR fax (937-444-4385) OR mail them (123 Emmons Place, Mount Orab, Ohio 45154). 

  • If you are a new patient, please mail any pertinent lab and test results arranged in order by dates with the most current on top and without staples to 123 Emmons Place, Mount Orab, Ohio 45154.  We do not need duplicate labs over the years; just the most current.  And we do not need office notes or electronic medical records.  It would be nice to have these results prior to your first appointment, but we can still proceed well if they arrive later.
  • Send payment preferably through PayPal (see below) although money order is also acceptable.  Payment must arrive by the day prior to your appointment. 
  • Enter the waiting room at https://doxy.me/drrichey a few minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.   Select precall test to check out your video and audio.  Make sure that you have a photo ID available if you are a new patient. Then, Dr. Richey will start the call at your appointment time.  We will conference up to 30 minutes for follow-up patients and up to 75 minutes for new patients.
  • After the appointment, Dr. Richey completes your paperwork for the next 15-30 minutes. She will send you the paperwork including a receipt by mail.

Phone Calls

Phone calls are appropriate for simple follow-up concerns that cannot be easily handled by emails.  Established patients in any state may participate in such phone calls.  Insurance is not likely to compensate for phone calls.

The procedure is simple. 

  • Make sure follow-up patient forms arrive by the day prior to your appointment.  These forms can be found on the Patient Form page.  You can fill them out online and then save them OR you can print them out and then fill them out and then scan/save them.  Then, you can email (thehealthypath @ gmail.com without spaces) OR fax (937-444-4385) OR mail them (123 Emmons Place, Mount Orab, Ohio 45154).  
  • Send payment preferably through PayPal (see below) although money order is also acceptable.  Payment must arrive by the day prior to your appointment.

  • Call 937-444-4385 at your appointment time.  We will talk up to 30 minutes.
  • After the appointment, Dr. Richey completes your paperwork for the next 15 minutes. She will send you the paperwork including a receipt by mail.


Payments

In order to provide you with much flexibility, we accept payments via PayPal.

PayPal is a super easy way to use funds from your checking account, savings account and/or credit cards for online payments!  To quickly sign up, just visit the PayPal website, then click the white Sign Up button in the upper right corner, and follow the instructions. Then, you can send funds from your checking account, savings account, and/or credit cards to us using our email address which is thehealthypath @ gmail.com without spaces.

PayPal has lots of other benefits.  So, while you are there, check out what else you can do through PayPal.


Scheduling

In order to schedule an appointment, please fill out the Appointment Request Form after you have read this page and the Frequently Asked Questions page. The adult patient must make his/her own appointment using his/her own email address unless physically, emotionally, or mentally impaired.  Then, Dr. Richey will email you back with appointment options.


We look forward to helping you travel the healthy path to wellness!



Let food

be thy medicine, 

and medicine 

be thy food.  

~Hippocrates

DANDELION

Herb

Your word

is a lamp

to my feet

and a light

to my path.

~Psalm 119:105

ECHINACEA

Herb

The secret of health

for both mind and body

is not to mourn for the past,

worry about the future,

or anticipate troubles,

but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

~Buddha (paraphrased)

LAVENDER

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