(a) H.I.P provides traditional pediatric care. As such, the doctors at H.I.P will perform the appropriate treatments and evaluations adhering to the traditional pediatrician standard of care.
(b) In certain situations, H.I.P doctors may suggest you see a complementary practitioner for treatments that may offer additional benefits. However, under no circumstances must you follow this recommendation. If you decide not to follow this suggestion, it will not alter the treatment that H.I.P provides.
(c) In the event that H.I.P suggests a treatment that is not recognized as traditional, you will be fully informed before beginning such treatment and will require an agreement in writing in advance.
(d) Complementary and alternative medicine is not recognized as traditional, but is an alternative method. Like any other treatment or medication, complementary and alternative medicine may or may not alleviate or cure the condition(s) for which it is offered. As with any type of treatment or testing, you should fully understand the potential risks and benefits of the testing, as well as other available testing options, including lab work, before deciding whether the work-up and following medical analysis and possible treatment.
(e) H.I.P and its doctors are not affiliated with the complementary practitioners and care centers. H.I.P has no control over the treatment they may provide nor the effects of such treatment.
(f) If you would like to discuss the treatment being offered by complementary practitioners, a H.I.P doctor will answer any questions you may have.
(g) The federal government, including Medicare and Medicaid, and most insurance companies, do not generally pay or reimburse for alternative and complementary treatments. If you decide to undergo treatment by a complementary practitioner, he or she will bill you directly.