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Osteopathic Care





Do you also bill my insurance?

At River Mill Osteopathic we don’t bill insurance so insurance doesn’t get to dictate what kind of care is right for you. Instead, we charge a low monthly fee to provide you access to the care you deserve. We offer low-cost medications and labs on site as needed, though medications and labs can be charged through your insurance at the pharmacy or laboratory of your choosing. Anything you pay to River Mill Osteopathic should be able to go toward meeting your deductible.

Why don’t you take insurance?

Health insurance in the United States has become an unaffordable barrier to good, quality care and has begun to erode the doctor-patient relationship. For most patients, removing the middlemen from your primary care lowers overall out of pocket costs, especially for those on exchange plans or high deductible plans. It removes any incentive to create additional follow ups and improves care by allowing you the time you need with the same physician you trust.

What if I want primary care and I also want to come for regular OMT?

River Mill Osteopathic offers deep discounts for folks who need more osteopathic treatment than is feasible with the standard primary care agreement. Osteopathic manipulation memberships are available at roughly 40% of usual cost when added to an existing primary care membership. For those who simply need a little extra, additional visit for OMT cost less than a usual copay.

How is osteopathic treatment different from chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractic treatments can be quite variable, just as osteopathic treatments can. Chiropractors tend to leave schooling focused on spinal health and with a well-practiced small bag of tricks. Some choose to expand this scope considerably, others don’t. Osteopathic physicians leave schooling with a more comprehensive scope of practice and manual treatment skillset, though many lose these skills during residency training. Those who retain them typically have a broader range of manual skills, and a few make manual treatments the core of their practice.

What is the difference between an MD and a DO?

Allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians have equivalent licensure and scope of practice in all states, and are each represented in all specialties and subspecialties. Osteopathic physicians have the same education and training requirements as our allopathic colleagues, however are required to undergo an additional 200-500 hours of hands-on diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal and related systems. Osteopathic medicine is also based upon a distinct philosophy that includes: unity of body-mind-spirit; capacity for self-regulation and self-healing; reciprocal interrelation of bodily structure and function; and rational treatment as an integration of the principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.

What is the difference between an osteopath and an osteopathic physician?

An osteopathic physician is a DO who graduated from an osteopathic medical school in the United States. An osteopath is a graduate of an American or International College of Osteopathic Medicine who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system and related vascular, lymphatic, fascial, and organ structures. Not all osteopathic physicians are osteopaths and not all osteopaths are physicians, though there is considerable overlap. Dr. McCue is both.

What if I like my PCP but I want Dr. McCue to see me for osteopathic care?

At River Mill Osteopathic we value your relationships. Dr. McCue has taken great pains to be able to provide both primary care and specialty care to meet the variable needs of patients who prefer either his complete care of his care as a specialist. He has fee for service and membership options for the latter.

What if I’ve paid for a consult and I decide I want to be a member?

At River Mill Osteopathic we will always strive to guide you toward the pathway that is best for you, however we understand your health goals and pathways sometimes change. Dr. McCue is happy to allocate all previously paid fees toward a more appropriate plan of care if needs should change.

How many people are allowed in a family plan?

At River Mill Osteopathic we embrace all types of family structures. Family plans are meant to provide a cost break for up to two cohabiting or coparenting adults and two or more children. Dr. McCue does not place a limit on the number of children allowed to be included in a family plan. If you feel as though your family circumstance merits special consideration, please let us know and we would be happy to discuss how to best meet your needs.

What is included in membership?

Primary care membership includes six visits a year for preventative and sick care, and for young children additionally includes all recommended well child checkups. Osteopathic manipulation is included at no additional fee when Dr. McCue feels it is appropriate and indicated, and any visits beyond this are less than a usual copay. Osteopathic care membership includes up to six visits per quarter. Lab work and medications are available on-site for members, and procedures such as suturing, injections, and drainage of abscesses are all available for the cost of the medications, tests, or supplies used. Members have effectively unlimited access to call, text, or email Dr. McCue directly as needed to discuss or coordinate their care. For more details, please refer to the Membership Contracts.

How do I become a patient?

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule a complimentary meet and greet with Dr. McCue, click here!

Existing patients, click here!

New patients, click here!

How long is my appointment?

At River Mill Osteopathic, we value your time and we want you to leave with your questions answered and your understanding complete. You will never be rushed from our office, nor should you need to wait to be seen. Our appointments are usually scheduled for 30–60 minutes each so that our discussions can be relaxed and our treatments thorough

What should I bring to my first appointment?

At your first appointment, please bring in all medications, supplements, herbs, or other things you take for medical reasons. A list with dosing is perfectly acceptable as well. Please also bring any relevant or recent lab work, imaging, or office notes from primary care physicians or specialists.

How do I schedule?

What medications do you carry in your pharmacy?

River Mill Osteopathic strives to make its pharmacy work for you. Our formulary is always in flux and can be accessed here. If you don’t see a medication, you need and would like to know if we can make it cheaper or more convenient for you, please inquire and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Do you perform surgery?

While Dr. McCue relishes his time in the operating room, he rarely scrubs for major surgery these days. He does still perform minor procedures in the office including removal of suspicious skin lesions and foreign bodies, incision of abscesses, suturing, and other office-based procedures.

Do you deliver babies?

Participating in the miracle of birth has been one of Dr. McCue’s true blessings. Currently he does not practice hospital birth and is unable to be the primary attendant for any home births. He is happy to help guide you in the prenatal process and participate in the birth of your child however he is able, and hopes soon to be able to be a primary birth attendant once more.

How many visits do I get?

Primary care patients are entitled to up to 6 visits per year, exclusive of complementary recommended well-child visits for young children. Osteopathic care patients are entitled to up to 6 visits per quarter. Additional visits are an affordable rate less than a usual copay.

How do I find out more?

At River Mill Osteopathic we want you to feel informed. You are always free to ask any question for which you haven’t found a satisfactory answer. Click here if you need to ask Dr. McCue a question directly.

What’s in the fine print?

Please feel free to peruse our Membership Contracts prior to making a decision, and to ask any additional questions before signing.

What can I expect?

At River Mill Osteopathic, you can expect to be respected. You can expect to be informed. You can expect to be heard. You can expect your questions answered and your treatments evidenced. And you can expect to be treated and honored as an equal. If any of these expectations are not met, please let us know immediately and we will do what we can to correct it. For contract details, please click here. For additional questions, please click here.

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