FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
are answers to some frequently asked questions
that you may have about us:
New patients please login here
do I park?"
There is a new public parking garage directly south of our building. The
charge to park there is VERY reasonable and there are always spots available.
To enter the garage: The first light south of Lake Street on Oak Park Avenue
is named North Boulevard. Go east on North Boulevard (it's a one way so
that is the only way you can go). The entrance is about 50 yards from the
intersection of Oak Park Avenue and North Boulevard. You can park there
for an unlimited amount of time.
I need my X-rays and old records?"
You don't have to bring your actual x-rays but rather the x-ray report
if you feel it would be helpful for the doctor to see. Results of recent
lab work done in the last six months is also helpful to prevent repetition.
I be expected to pay on the date of my appointment?"
Payment is due at the time of service. CMRS accepts cash, personal checks,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Click
here for billing policies.
CMRS part of any insurance networks?"
We are NOT a part of any insurance networks. Caring Medical will
provide patients with detailed invoice that they can submit to their
insurance company for possible reimbursement. The invoice will be
marked asking the insurance company to send any reimbursement directly
to the patient. If the insurance company inadvertently sends the
payment to Caring Medical, we will promptly reimburse the patient
in the form of a check. CMRS cannot however, guarantee any insurance
reimbursements. Some of the services at CMRS are NOT billable to
any insurance company.
long should I plan to stay? " This
depends upon what type of treatment you are coming to the clinic
for. Most Prolotherapy appointments should plan to be here for
approximately 1-2 hours. If you are scheduled to have Hauser Diet Typing, please read more about the process here.
I get Prolotherapy on the first visit?"
If the reason you are coming to Caring Medical is to receive Prolotherapy
you will receive it, provided that your body can physically handle it.
If the doctor feels that your general health is too poor, he may suggest
certain laboratory testing first.
I drive after Prolotherapy?"
Yes, driving is not a problem after you receive Prolotherapy. You will
feel a little stiff, but mobility is not limited. In fact, some movement
is helpful after Prolotherapy.
I work the same day as Prolotherapy?"
Yes, you will be capable of working after Prolotherapy for most jobs. You
may not want to work if your work involves standing all day or heavy lifting.
is the closest airport?"
Caring Medical is located approximately 40 minutes from both Midway and
O'Hare airports. Both are easily accessible by taxi and/or rent-a-car. Click
here to see numbers for travel.
there places to eat nearby?"
Caring Medical is close to many restaurants that serve just about
anything you could be craving. Within just a couple of blocks
of the clinic you
will find a diner, café/salad bar, Italian food, Greek food, Thai food,
stirfry, grill, and a hamburger and fries place. Click
here to view local dining in Oak Park.
I need to fast?"
Fasting is only required for certain
lab tests. Fasting is required for 12-15 hours before those appointments,
with the exception of water. For those patients coming first
thing in the morning, eat nothing after dinner the night before
Feel free to contact
us with any other questions that you may have. For questions
about specific therapies offered at CMRS, please click here, Therapies