Quality Medical Services for Adults
New Patients: Dr. DiFresco is available for new patients after January 1, 2022. She will review your medical history, medications, cancer screening, vaccinations, and any current medical concerns you have and perform a thorough physical exam.
Our practice operates with a fee for service model. We do not contract with insurance companies or with Medicare for payment. Our practice places a premium on time and relationship-based medical care. To provide this level of individualized medical attention, we see fewer patients per day. This model allows us to spend more time with our patients, to understand and address their individual issues and needs.
Our fees are generally eligible for reimbursement. We will send you (via either traditional mail or secure email) a claim form and proof of payment which you can submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. The amount of reimbursement is dependent on individual plans and benefits.
We make every effort to have laboratory tests, X-rays and specialty referrals done within your insurance network.
We are NOT a concierge/membership-based practice - there is no annual fee.
Prior to your visit, please fill out and return the new patient forms: Medical History & Patient Registration
You may either fax them (F: 301-654-2319) or email them to [email protected]
The forms can be found by clicking on the Resources and Contact tab above.
For any new patients who wish to join the practice, but are not comfortable coming into the office at this time, we are able to conduct a Telemedicine visit. The fee for the visit will be $200-250. depending on the complexity of the visit. This charge will be deducted from your fee at the time of your in-person physical exam.
If we deem it necessary for you to be seen in the office (for issues that can only be assessed in-person or for certain medication refills), we will schedule you within the week.
Please send the Medical History and Patient Registration forms back to us before your visit. You may either fax them (F: 301-654-2319) or email them to [email protected]
These forms can be found by clicking on the Resources and Contact tab above.
Annual Physical Exam: if you are due for your annual physical exam, we encourage you to schedule it.
If you are not comfortable coming to the office at this time, we are offering a pre-physical consult. We will review your problem list, medications, cancer screening, vaccinations and any concerns you may have. We will plan to do your physical exam later in 2021.
At the time of the pre-physical consult, you will be charged the cost of the physical exam.
The charge will be $250-575 (rates are based on age).
At the time of your in-person physical exam, you will only be charged for any ancillary services done at that time (venipuncture, EKG, vaccinations).
Follow up of ongoing issues or medication refills/adjustments or Urgent (non-Covid) medical issues:
Some of these issues can be managed by Telemedicine - please call our office to ask if it is appropriate for you to be seen by Telemedicine or if it is best managed in-person. We will return your call the same day.
Telemedicine charges range from $75-200 depending on the complexity of the visit, and the amount of time the doctor spends with you and managing your care (prescriptions ordered, lab tests, X-rays, referrals to specialists).
The Telemedicine fee will be waived if we deem it necessary to bring you in for an office visit that day.
Please note that these fees apply to after hours ('on-call') telephone consultations as well.
We are charging for telephone consults because we are limiting the number of patients in our office.
For Telemedicine visits, our office will mail you a claim form with proof of payment and appropriate ICD10 and CPT codes. Many insurance companies are providing payment for telephone care - we encourage our patients to submit these claims in order to get reimbursement for care.
Bethesda Physicians, PC in Bethesda, MD, addresses both short and long-term health concerns with a focus on preventive health issues guided by organizations such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American College of Physicians (ACP).
Our preventive services include diet and exercise counseling, weight management, routine cancer screening, prevention of cardiovascular disease, routine gynecologic care, screening for mood disorders and domestic violence.
We are attuned to the needs of patients as they age, as the complexity of their health management increases. For all of our patients, we coordinate closely with specialists to provide attentive, personalized, thorough care.
Taking Care of Your Children
Taking Care of Your Children
Bethesda Physicians, PC provides medical services for patients ages 12 and older who wish to transition from a pediatrician to an internist for primary care.
In addition to addressing acute and chronic medical concerns, we focus on preventive issues such as healthy eating, accident prevention, exercise, safe sex, screening for mood disorders and substance abuse.
Our services include routine physical exams, school/sports/camp physicals, routine gynecologic care, and routine immunizations including Gardasil.
With each adolescent patient, we aim to create a doctor-patient relationship based on trust and sensitivity so that we may provide the best care possible to this unique age group.