How many years has Dr. Golan been practicing integrated, holistic
A: For 34 years
old is Dr. Golan?
A: 64 years old
he board certified?
A: Yes, in Holistic Medicine, the newest of
recognized medical specialties. Dr. Golan was in the very first
group of physicians honored as a diplomate of this specialty. The
first examination was offered in December 2000.
organizations does he belong to?
A: Dr. Golan is a current member of the
American College of Advancement in Medicine. He was a member of
the American Holistic Medical Association for twenty years and
served on the American Board of Holistic Medicine since its inception
he accept and bill medical insurance companies in his office?
A: No. We ask for payment at the time of
each visit (Visa, MasterCard & Discover is an option). We
provide you with a statement of services (including ICD-9 and
CPT codes) that you may then submit to your insurance carrier.
Check with your insurance carrier first for your policy coverage
details regarding visits to a "non-participating" provider.
By "non-participating", this means Dr. Golan has not
signed any contracts with insurance companies.
doesn't Dr. Golan accept insurance?
A: After ten frustrating years of accepting
insurance, Dr. Golan made the decision to switch to "fee
for service". What was frustrating was that his style of
spending one to one and one-half hours with each new patient and
thirty or more minutes in follow-up visits did not fit the insurance
industry's "usual and customary", and as a result, Dr.
Golan's insurance reimbursements represented only a fraction of
the time and effort he spent. Now, he is able to spend the time
required to get to thoroughly know his patients and their health
concerns and is able to decide with them what tests and treatments
to pursue without third party interference. He works on your behalf.
Dr. Golan a Medicare participant?
A: No, he has signed an "Opt Out"
agreement whereby he, nor Medicare patients can bill Medicare
for his services. The policy for Medicare patients is the same
for everyone else, fee for service. The reasons for opting out
of Medicare are the same for not participating with insurance
companies, except that Medicare restrictions are far more severe.
Dr. Golan a primary care physician?
A: No, he functions more as a specialist that
patients usually see for a series of visits until their concerns
are resolved. They may see him again at a future time for new (or
old) concerns that arise. He is not always available for acute problems
(as his practice focuses primarily on chronic/recurring conditions,
prevention and health-building), is not always available for after
hours urgent calls, and does not see people in the hospital.
Q: What kind of health concerns does Dr. Golan address?
A: As a general practitioner, he sees people
of all ages for a myriad of concerns: Fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive
and bowel complaints, depression, sleep disorder, headache, high
blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and heart disease, menopause
and perimenopausal concerns, memory disturbance, recurrent sinus
and respiratory infections, ADD, mercury and other heavy metal
toxicity, food and inhalant allergies, candida related illness,
hypoglycemia, diabetes, syndrome X, arthritis, eczema, longevity
concerns, osteoporosis and more
Dr. Golan conduct telephone consultations for those patients unable
to travel to Seattle?
A: Yes. Although there are inherent limitations
to telephone consultations, the exchange of information can still
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