I went to see Dr. Larson after becoming very sick and being newly diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Before meeting Dr. Larson:
I am sad to say that I had not received much support and direction other than my diagnosis from the previous Doctors and specialist's I had been in contact with. As a result, I was attempting to manage my symptoms on my own. As a patient with little knowledge about my diagnosis this felt scary and overwhelming for me. On top of that, I was having a lot of pain and discomfort and was not really seeing much progress in my overall health and well being even with daily medication. I was feeling overwhelmed and under informed about my situation and condition.
Why Dr. Larson:
Dr. Larson was recommended to me by a family friend and I was intrigued by his approach to holistic health and service model. During my initial intake Dr. Larson sat with me and really listened to me. He took his time getting to know me and my story. For the first time since being diagnosed I felt heard.
Benefits of Osteopathic Approach:
My insurance did not cover the cost of my medication. Which meant that I would be responsible for the nearly $500 monthly medication bill. Dr. Larson and his staff found a scholarship program that I was eligible for and helped me get the documentation together to apply for the plan. They also submitted paper work and information on their end with no additional cost to me. I am sincerely grateful to report that I my application was accepted and that I am receiving my medication free of charge (over 6000 in annual savings!!!). The money I saved on my medication expenses alone far outweigh the monthly cost of membership fees I am paying for.
I have also utilized osteopathic treatments from Dr. Larson when I am experiencing a flare up of symptoms.
In addition, Dr. Larson has guided me through some necessary dietary changes and has helped me add some natural supplements to my daily routine that have helped me remain symptom free.
I highly recommend Dr. Larson and his team!
Dr. Larson and Lety have been the best thing to happen to me since I returned to Austin. The doctor spent 3.5 hours with me on my intake, and keeps in touch constantly. There's no question he won't help with, and he and Lety make quite a team. They're always going 100 miles past above and beyond. They put me in touch with specialists, book appointments for me, respond to texts about new injuries or concerns, and are usually available day-of to sit down if I need a face-to-face. They're smart, practical, and determined to work the whole picture and find you the best solution. I'll never go anywhere else.
So you understand, AOFM is OUTSIDE the insurance system. You can use your insurance for the specialists you need, if necessary, but he is a subscription service. No bonuses for putting us on drugs we don't need, 100% just him and his team taking the best care of you. It's made the world of difference.
I have been extremely happy with Dr. Larson and Austin Osteopathic Family Medicine. The atmosphere is so peaceful and it's enjoyable to be there. Customer service is utmost. There's no waiting around and it's easy to get an appointment. My first appointment was well over an hour and I really enjoy that follow-ups can be via telephone or messages in the patient portal if a visit isn't necessary. His physician's assistant Leticia is a joy to work with as well, although I spend more time speaking with Dr. Larson which is a real change compared to other clinics.
Dr. Larson has helped me through some complicated health issues and has gone the distance in researching different conditions. He provides both natural and pharmaceutical options with the pros and cons of each allowing me to make informed decisions about my health.
Although my insurance coverage is pretty decent for in-network medical offices, my variety of health problems were making the typical 10 minute visit and shuffling to specialists unbearable. Not to mention unproductive. I made the switch to AOFM when Dr. Larson came highly recommended to me.
The monthly rates are very reasonable especially for the attentive treatment I've received. It seemed strange to leave the traditional insurance model, but I can't imagine ever going back. My insurance covers some of the labs completely and others out-of-network (their in-house lab prices are very low!). From complicated issues to an "oh my, did I break my nose?" moment, Dr. Larson is always there. It's a return to what I imagine a true family doctor to be; one who knows his patients and cares about their health.