Frequently asked questions

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Q: How do you pronounce "Silakoski?"

A: Good question.  "Sil-uh-kos-key."Let's just make it easy and you can call me Dr. Jenna. 

Q:  Are there any copays or other visit charges under direct primary care?

A:  Nope! The initial registration and membership fee covers all services that Dr. Silakoski and Dr. Samuel provide, including any supplies and medication used at the time of the visit.

Q:  What happens if I need medical care after office hours or on the weekend?

A:  Members have Dr. Silakoski and Dr. Samuel's cell number and email address to contact them for any urgent care needs that cannot wait for a regular office visit.

Q:  Can I bill my insurance for care provided?

A:  No.  Under the Idaho Direct Primary Care Act, effective July 1, 2015, neither the physician nor the patient may submit a bill for payment of services provided by a Direct Primary Care practice.  However, there is active lobbying for allowance of payment through a Health Savings Account (HSA).

Q:  What happens when Dr. Silakoski is on vacation?

A:  While Dr. Silakoski is on vacation medical care will need to be obtained at another facility.  During vacation weekdays, the office will be staffed to help assist patients with their medical questions and prescription refills.  On these days, Dr. Silakoski will be in touch with the office staff, so any question will be answered within one business day.

Q:  Does Dr. Silakoski offer a “Family Plan”?

A:  Yes we do! Please contact us for the details!

Q. Is there a limit to the number of patients enrolled in the practice?

A:  Yes.  To provide superior service and care, the practice, at least initially, is limited to 600 patients.  A waiting list for interested patients will be set up once the practice is full, and these patients will be contacted once an opening is available.

Q:  Does Dr. Silakoski's program cover the requirement to obtain insurance under the Affordable Care Act?

A:  No.  It is important to understand that direct primary care is not a substitute for medical insurance.  It will not exempt you from any monetary fine if you do not carry health insurance.  However, you may still sign a direct primary care contract with Dr. Silakoski even if you choose not to purchase insurance.  


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