New Patient

Q: What types of patients do you see?

A: Adult Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Atypical Parkinsonism Such As Multiple System Atrophy, Lewy Body Dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Ataxia, Gait Disorders, Tremor, Myoclonus, Dystonia, patients with Deep Brain stimulation implant, and patients that need Chemodenervation Therapy (Botox).

Q: Do I have to have an appointment to be seen?

A: Yes, we do not accept walk-ins. To make an appointment, please call 408-376-0316.

Q: Does my insurance cover my visit?

A: We accept Medicare Part B, Anthem Blue Cross PPO (not Covered California), United Healthcare PPO, Cigna PPO, Health Net PPO, and Blue Shield California PPO, Affinity HMO, and we’re pending with Aetna PPO. For other insurances, we may bill your insurances for you or provide you with a billing statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Many insurance companies offer out of network benefits, so please call them to verify your benefits. We do accept cash paying patients as well. Please call for more details.

Q: Do I need a referral?

A: No. But you may need a referral for insurance reimbursement purposes if you are outside of the above mentioned insurance networks.

Q: Do I need to request all my old medical records before the appointment?

A: Not necessarily. To avoid bias, Dr. Huang and Lin generally see new patients without first looking the old medical records. After formulating the initial diagnosis, they will then review your medical records if available.

Q: What do I bring to my appointment?

A: Please bring a list of your medications (including supplements), insurance cards and any medical records you have (not a requirement). Please arrive 15-20 minutes earlier to fill out paperwork and check in. You can find our new patient packet here.

Q: How long are the appointments?

A: The initial appointment is usually two hours long. This includes check-in as well as your visit with Dr. Huang or Dr. Lin, which usually takes about 60-90 minutes. The follow-up appointments are scheduled based on complexity and it ranges from 30-45 minutes.

Q: Are there any special preparations I need to make for my appointment?

A: For initial consultation, there is no need to change your daily medication routine. For follow-up appointments, Dr. Huang and Lin may sometime ask some patients to withhold medications for a certain period of time, as in some cases of DBS programming.

Q: How do I get in touch with Dr. Huang or Lin between the appointments?

A: Call the office and talk to the staff or leave a message, and Dr. Huang or Dr. Lin will call back as soon as possible. All medical related issues will be addressed by Dr. Huang and Dr. Lin themselves.

Q: How often do I need to see Dr. Huang or Dr. Lin?

A: It varies. Some patients may need to be seen every 2-3 weeks until acute issues are resolved. Others may need to be seen every 6 months or once a year. On average, it is about every two to three months.

Q: Will you be my main Neurologist, or do I continue with my current Neurologist?

A: Dr. Huang and Dr. Lin generally recommend that you continue seeing your local Neurologist. The choice is yours.

Q: Additional questions about becoming a new patient?

A: Email for more information! staff@parkinsonclinic.com

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