Frequently Asked Questions
We're the first pediatric practice of our kind in SWFL. Of course you have questions! Please feel free to call or email us to discuss further. We're here to help.
Does Lane Pediatrics accept insurance?
Lane Pediatrics is an out-of-network provider and does not participate in any insurance plans. However, upon request we will generate a billing receipt that you can submit to your insurer for covered services such as well-child visits and sick visits. Reimbursement for out-of-network services varies significantly from plan to plan. Please consult with your insurance carrier for your policy's details.
Do I still need health insurance?
Membership at Lane Pediatrics is not a substitute for health insurance. However, you may find it advantageous to choose a different type of insurance plan, such as a high deductible ("catastrophic") plan or joining a cost-sharing network. Please consult with your financial advisor or a representative from your insurance plan.
What is not covered by the membership fee?
The following services are not covered by the membership fee:
- Vaccinations: We have partnered with a vaccine solution company called Vaxcare, who will bill your insurance directly for all routine pediatric vaccinations. You will be responsible for any copay or deductible required by your insurance plan (as in any other pediatric practice).
- Specialist visits, hospital stays, etc: Any medical services from any other medical providers will be billed to your insurance by those providers.
- Out-of-office procedures or labs: These, too, can be billed to your insurance by the provider or lab.
We just don't go to the doctor very often. Will a membership to Lane Pediatrics be worth it?
Childhood illnesses and injuries are unpredictable - and often inconvenient! Being able to contact Dr. Lane when you need her, regardless of the time of day or day of the week, will save you unnecessary trips to urgent care or the ER for care that your pediatrician can easily provide. A single visit to an ER or urgent care can carry a cost equal to months of personalized care at Lane Pediatrics.
Our practice is designed to help you when the unexpected happens. When your child is in pain, has a late night fever, gets sick while on vacation, or needs a last minute sports physical, we are available to provide peace of mind and compassionate care for your child.
Even if you only visit us for annual physicals or well-child checks, the experience will be like no other. Hour-long appointments, same or next-day visits, no waiting time, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a doctor your child is familiar with - this is the pediatric care you've always wanted and didn't know existed!
How and when do I pay membership fees?
Membership fees are charged monthly to your credit or debit card. Your registration fee of $100 is due at the time of joining the practice, with the monthly fee charged at the end of each month of membership.
If you prepay for a 12-month period, you will receive a 5% discount.
Can membership be cancelled?
Yes, membership can be cancelled at anytime, provided a 30-day notice is given in writing. Otherwise, membership automatically renews from month to month.
Does Lane Pediatrics provide telemedicine or "virtual visits"?
We provide high-quality care in the most convenient way possible. This includes telemedicine visits via a secure, HIPAA-compliant app. Many times, we can answer your question in an email, text, or over the phone, which means you don't have to make a trip to our office. All of this is included in your exclusive membership benefits.
Do you see newborns in the hospital?
Dr. Lane does not see patients in the hospital; however, we will gladly coordinate care with the hospital service if there are any concerns or questions. After delivery, the newborn hospitalist will see your baby, and Dr. Lane will assume care once you are discharged.
If you are planning an out-of-hospital delivery, Dr. Lane's first visit will be within 48 hours of birth. Prior to your first visit with us, your midwife will be responsible for your infant's care.
What if my child gets sick while we are out of town?
One of the benefits of such a small practice is that Dr. Lane will personally know your child and their medical history very well. If appropriate, long-distance care such as virtual visits or calling in prescription medication can be provided.
If my child is admitted to the hospital, who will care for him/her?
Children admitted to the hospital will be cared for by an inpatient hospitalist, who is an expert in hospital care. However, Dr. Lane will work closely with the inpatient team to ensure optimal care for your child and a smooth transition back to our care.
Are you willing to see patients who are not members of Lane Pediatrics?
If you have a family member visiting from out of town, we will be glad to treat their child. However, all well-child visits and the full benefits of Lane Pediatrics' personalized services are limited to those who are patients.
How do I join Lane Pediatrics?
All new families must meet with Dr. Lane in person or virtually prior to being accepted into the practice. Expectant parents must meet with Dr. Lane and return all completed sign-up paperwork prior to baby's birth. Please call us at (239) 908-3593 or submit the "Contact Us" form here to schedule.