Frequently Asked Questions


We strive to provide the highest quality medical care, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to disease prevention and health maintenance, with enough time at each office visit to address all of the patients’ questions and concerns. We believe our role as your provider is to educate, coach and empower you to make healthy choices and take responsibility for your health and well-being.
Each physician limits the size of their practice so more time can be devoted to your care and individual needs. This means appointments start promptly and we will spend more time with you. If a problem requires extra time for evaluation, you will be accommodated to the best of our ability. We will offer enhanced communication through secure messaging and email as well as on our interactive website at www.nvappm.com. Our belief is that more time and direct access to the physician will result in enhanced medical care.
Our physicians are on staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital. If you are hospitalized there, our office will remain involved in your care.
Our goal is to ensure that one of our trusted NVFP providers is available for our patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event that your provider is out of town or otherwise unavailable, the other physicians at NVFP will provide coverage.
Yes. This medical practice will not take the place of general health insurance coverage. Each practice is a primary care medical practice, not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your participation in your PPO, Medicare or any other insurance programs.
Most likely, yes. We participate as in-network providers for many commercial health insurance plans. However, should we not be in-network with your insurance plan, we will attempt to refer you to “in-network” providers for any necessary consultations and to “in-network” facilities for diagnostic tests and hospitalizations as medically indicated. Those services will likely be covered according to in-network fees.
The annual fee is not reimbursable by your insurance plan.
Yes. We will file your claim with Medicare and your supplemental insurer as well as Medicare Advantage plans on your behalf.
No. The annual fee only includes services and benefits described herein that are not covered by Medicare (or any other payor) and will not be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare. We will continue to submit claims to Medicare and to your supplemental insurance on your behalf for all medical services.
Your annual fee may be paid in full by check to Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates or may be paid semi-annually or quarterly by credit card. If you opt for a semi-annual or quarterly fee payment option, the amount due will automatically be charged to the credit card you indicated on your Patient Agreement Form. The credit card charge dates will be based upon your initial enrollment dates.
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