ISI Second Opinion
OUR SECOND OPINION AND VIRTUAL CONSULTATION PROCESS
FREE MRI OR CT SCAN REVIEW
Our process at the International Spine Institute starts with a Spine Pain Evaluation Form. This form and your MRI (within 3 months preferably) or CT scan of your back or neck, can be uploaded securely via the Internet or sent to PO Box 85007 Bator Rouge, LA 70884. Once we receive your form and MRI or CT scan, Dr. Rodriguez will review the MRI FREE of charge and then he will provide a personal solution that best suits your condition. Your medical concierge will then contact you to discuss the suggested options whether surgical or nonsurgical.
1. SIGN UP
Fill Out The Pain Evaluation
2. Upload MRI
Securely upload your personal
MRI for our surgeon to review.
3. Get a Second Opinion
Choose to conduct a live 1-on-1 virtual
consultation with Dr. Rodriguez
SCHEDULE AN IN OFFICE CONSULT WITH DR. RODRIGUEZ
The International Spine Institute was founded on offering the least invasive spine care to patient here in Louisiana, United States and abroad. We often get patients contacting us from all over the United States and the world that seek out our expertise in providing the least invasive solutions to painful spine conditions people suffer from every day.
Dr. Rodriguez understands his patients want to be seen as soon as possible; therefore he reserves time some evenings to see patients via live virtual consultation portal. This is just another options for patients that have problems reaching our office. The Virtual Consult is a unique and convenient way for OUT-OF-TOWN patients (For residents of Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Ohio only) to see a board-certified spine surgeon for consultation and second opinions from the ease of your own home or workplace. During your Virtual Consult you have the opportunity to ask pertinent questions to get to know Dr. Rodriguez and understand his recommended plan to help you relieve your pain, restore your mobility and regain your quality of life.
* There is a $350 fee associated with the 30-minute virtual consult with Dr. Rodriguez. This fee will be paid by credit or debit card before scheduling.
When you are ready to move forward with Dr. Rodriguez’s medical plan and schedule your surgery, we will need to verify your insurance and payment obligations. Dr. Rodriguez gladly accepts workman’s compensation, and all major commercial insurance policies as an out-of-network provider. He does not participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
We understand that dealing with insurance companies can be very difficult and frustrating. For others not fully covered by insurance, there will be some worries and anxiety about whether or not the surgery we recommend is covered or affordable. We work with most insurance plans that have out-of-network benefits. We are committed to working with insurance providers to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. Before your procedure your financial responsibility will be clearly defined.
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING MEDICARE OR MEDICAID
For our patients who can afford to pay cash or who have difficulty paying surgical fees not covered by their insurance provider, or even for some of those who do not have any insurance coverage at all, our financial assistance group works with our patients to make sure the treatment fees are as affordable as possible. We do this by working in cooperation with our financial partners to help secure the best rate possible for any financing you require. We’re here to help lessen the burden of the surgical fees as much as we possibly can.