Financing, Insurance, & Consultation
Financing is available through Care Credit with low interest rates and individualized payment plans. Approval can be performed at the office visit. All major credit cards are accepted.
We accept most health insurance plans ; Dr. Lee is a member of the Brown & Toland Medical Group and Hill Physicians Medical Group HMO.
We are “In Network” with Blue Shield HMO and these PPO products: Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Fortified Provider Network (FPN) , Great West Health Care, Health Net, Humana/Choice Care Network, Interplan Health Group (IHG), Multiplan, Inc., National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN)/Plan Vista Solutions Inc., PacifiCare/UnitedHealthCare USA Managed Care Organization.
Dr. Lee is contracted with Kaiser Health Insurance (special referral required) and accepts Medicare; he is not contracted with Medi-Cal.
Please check with your specific insurance carrier for “out of network” benefits if Dr. Lee does not show up on your plan. Our office will work with your Insurance Company as a courtesy; each patient is ultimately responsible to their specific insurance plan details and contract.
Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
L plastic surgery normally has a complimentary consultation for an initial new patient Cosmetic Surgery Consultation. Exceptions include consultations to evaluate procedures or fix surgeries performed elsewhere. The consultation is an important time to meet Dr. Lee to discuss your health issues and to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery.
Reconstructive Surgery Consultation
Reconstructive surgery consultations are under the umbrella of the insurance health plan and require the standard protocol of a specialist visit. If you are a member of an HMO, you will need a “Referral or Preauthorization” to see Dr. Lee for your specific reconstructive needs. There are times when an initial “cosmetic surgery” issue blurs into a “reconstructive surgery” issue. In order to obtain authorization and to allow the insurance company to cover the treatment plan, the consultation will be treated as a Reconstructive Consultation and will follow the rules and regulations of the insurance plan as a specialist visit.
About the “L”
Many people have asked me about the L in L plastic surgery. The L stands for many aspects in Life, including Living your Life in the here and now, Loving your self— mind and body, and Learning about the many facets of plastic surgery. The L is about eLegance between form & function; and yes, it also has something to do with my last name.