MOHS SURGERY,SKIN SURGERY PSORIASIS, GERIATRIC DERMATOLOGY , DISEASES OF THE SKIN: ALL CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY, CLINICAL TRIALS, ADULT ACNE,RASHES AND CHRONIC DISEASES OF THE SKIN SOME COSMETICS IF ESTABLISHED PATIENT..
DUKE UNIVERSITY TRAINED
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no pediatrics seen
Years In Practice29
EducationUniv De Sao Paulo, Fac De Med, Sao Paulo, Sp, Brazil
TrainingDuke Univ Med Ctr, Dermatology; Duke Univ Med Ctr, Family Medicine
ServicesMiriam Bettencourt, MD provides dermatology services in Henderson, NV. A Dermatologist is trained in skin care. A dermatologist is concerned with maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair as well as diagnosing and treating skin conditions and diseases. They also correct disfigurements, blemishes and scars. You might see a dermatologist for acne, or see a dermatologist for dermatitis.
Please call Miriam Bettencourt, MD at (702) 257-7546 to schedule an appointment in Henderson, NV or call for more information.
I went to see Bettencourt for a followup on an procedure she had done. Before my appointment I contact Aetna, my insurance. They told me that her office never claimed my procedure nor reported that I paid $400 out of pocket. When I got to the her office I asked if they were notifying Aetna of my procedure and they said no because it's a cosmetic procedure. Regardless of what it is, an insurance company should be notified, per Aetna. Her office kept insisting that I was asking them to commit fraud by reporting to my insurance. To make it worse, when I saw Bettencourt she refused to talk about it and blew up when I asked for a referral to a dermatologist that would report all procedures done to an insurance company. Bettencourt started to insult me and told me to never come back. When I left I called Aetna and they were shocked by my story and called her office and demanded them to revise the claim and report everything that was done. Now her office is revising the claim and resubmitting to Aetna. I'm still shocked from this experience, how can an office accuse you of committing fraud by simply asking them to report ALL my medical history. Be aware of this office, they like to decide for themselves what they should or shouldn't claim to the insurance companies.
I have contacted the Nevada Medical Association to please investigate this practice. I had a mole removed that later showed basil cells. I went back to have more shaved and was told that stitches would be needed. They said that my insurance only covers one procedure a day and was told I was to return the next day. I have over a 2 inch scar on my face that looks like a centipede crawling under my skin. When i called my insurance company to ask why my insurance won't cover same day stitches they were appalled. That is no policy of ours nor did they think any insurance. This practice is trying the un bundling approach to make additional monies. DON'T GO HERE.
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