A 31-year-old member asked:
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is it normal for doctors/dentists/etc to not charge you a consultation fee during the first visit?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Normal ?: Absolutely not. Some offices offer a complementary consultation as an incentive to attract new patients, but it is neither normal or customary. You make an appointment, you are diagnosed, you are advised. The office has every right to get reimbursed for the time spent with you.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
Dr. Richard Scotti
35 years experience Endodontics
Depends: If the patient is in for a simple evaluation, i usually do not charge. If it is an involved consultation, i charge for my time. Each office is different. I would call that office ; ask what the office policy is.
Answered on Nov 24, 2013

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