Do you take insurance?
Due to today's medical climate and the complexity of medical insurance, most physicians are forced to have brief appointments with high patient volume. Because I believe in individualized personal care I do not participate in any insurance plans, Medicare or Medicaid. Once seen you will be given a detailed receipt which can be submitted to your insurance plan by you for reimbursement. All payments are due at the time of appointment. This model has allowed me to provide a higher quality of care and form a stronger relationship with my patients.
What are your payment methods?
Dr.Parks' accepts personal checks, all major credit cards and cash for payment of services. Payment is required upon receipt of services.
How should I prepare for my upcoming appointment?
Please complete the intake forms by clicking the link below and bring the completed forms to the office with you. Please bring in all current medication bottles. Please obtain your mental health records from your most recent provider and bring to the appointment or fax to the office prior at 732-447-2554. Please remember to bring your driver's license and your insurance card with you.
What if I need to change an appointment?
If you cannot keep your appointment, please call 732-447-2545 to cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in cancellation fees equal to that of a missed appointment. Missed appointments will be charged at the full appointment rate. When an appointment is made with Dr.Parks, time is specifically set aside for you. When an appointment is missed without notice, another patient who needed to be seen may have been unable to do so because that time slot was already filled.
What should I do if I need assistance when the office is closed?
Emergency After Hours Contact Number: 1-800-544-6444
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Monmouth Medical Center Crisis Hotline : 1-732- 923-6999
Monmouth Medical Center Mobile Screening: 1-732-222-3030
Jersey Shore Medical Center Crisis Hotline: 1-732-776-2325
Do you utilize genomic testing?
We do offer saliva genetic testing via Genomind to help individualize the treatment process and assist in choosing medications that are tailored to your body and genome. In utilizing this tool we can assist in the elimination of medication unwanted side effects and help avoid the trial and error of medication treatment. https://genomind.com/
What is a D.O.?
A D.O. is a doctor of osteopathy or osteopathic physician. It is a type of medical training that emphasizes practicing "whole body" medicine. Osteopathic physicians regard your body as an integrated unit verses just treating you for a specific illness or symptom. They receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system which provides them with a unique understanding of how illness in one part of the body can affect another part of the body. Additionally Osteopathic physicians train in the field of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). This is a type of treatment in which physicians use their hands to diagnose illness and encourage the body's natural healing methods to promote good health. Osteopathic physician are fully and equally qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery. They receive four years of medical school training, complete accredited residency programs, and pass state licensure examinations. For more information on Osteopathy please visit www.osteopathic.org
Where can I find more information on women's mental health?
New Patient Intake Form Dr. Shannon Parks Medical Release Form Donna Koby APN Medical Release Form Practice Policies Form Communication Consent Form Electronic Prescribing Form