Knee Evaluation

Physical therapist testing patient's knee mobility

What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement: When It’s Needed and Alternative Treatments

Gain a better understanding of knee replacement surgery and non-surgical treatments. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. A knee that functions well enables a person to run, dance, climb stairs, and enjoy their favorite hobbies. When something’s not right, it can limit a person’s ability to participate in these activities. Whether it’s chronic pain, a […]

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The Differences Between Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans

  You should know the difference before you choose   Given the cost of private insurance, Medicare can be a retiree’s saving grace. We encounter patients who praise their Medicare Advantage plan and others who swear by their Medicare combined with Medigap (also called supplementary plan or supplement). The plans differences are great in helping

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Reflex in The News

  As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak.   The harder a runner treats his or her knees,

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What Do I Need to Know About My Insurance Benefits?

  Navigating insurance can be intimidating and exhausting. With insurance companies taking on hundreds of new clients every day, it might be challenging to get the individualized attention that you need. At Reflex, we strive to not only treat our patients with professionalism, but also to provide the resources necessary to inform our patient’s decisions

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Medicare as a Secondary Payer – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 6

  In our last blog entry for our Understanding Health Insurance series, we discussed the general differences between a secondary plan and a supplemental plan. This week, we are taking a look at how it works when Medicare is your secondary payer.   How do you know when Medicare is your Secondary Payer (MSP)?   As we

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What is an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)? – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 4

The last time you visited the doctor’s office or were treated for a medical issue, you may have received a document in the mail from your insurance company clearly marked, “NOT A BILL.” Although this paperwork can indeed appear as an invoice at first glance, it is actually what your insurance company refers to as

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Customer Service – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 3

  Previously on the Reflex blog, we discussed out of pocket costs and preauthorization, as they relate to your health insurance coverage. Today we’d like to cover another common question: Where should you turn when it comes to insurance questions?   While most people have a tendency to call the doctor’s office, the most efficient route to immediate

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Preauthorization – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 2

  Due to changing health care laws over the past couple years, the Reflex team has seen many health insurance companies change their requirements and coverage for Joint Fluid Therapy (HA Injections). Many insurance companies now require pre-approval or preauthorization before any practice can treat you.   Pre-authorization is an extra step that many insurance companies require for their plan

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Understanding Health Insurance – Determining Out of Pocket Costs

At Reflex, we’re determined to help people dealing with knee pain get back to life through our non-surgical treatments, but many patients have questions about their insurance policy and its’ coverage for our services.   To help you deepen your understanding of insurance complexities, we are launching a series of blog posts. These will guide you in choosing the best plan

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Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing at Reflex

Many of the diagnostic tools currently available have historically made accurately diagnosing knee injuries a challenge.   Traditionally, X-ray images have been used to diagnose some knee injuries and conditions—however, such testing exposes patients to potentially harmful radiation. In addition, X-rays are only able to detect bone injuries—thereby leaving out any muscles, cartilage, and other joint structures

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Reflex Knee Clinic’s Dr. Greg Carroll Featured on KATU’s AM Northwest

If you’ve been told the only way to fix your knee pain is with knee-replacement surgery, now there’s another option — Reflex Knee Clinic. KATU’s Tammy Hernandez spoke with Clinic Director, Dr. Greg Carroll, about their game-changing approach to treating knee pain forever — without surgery! You can click here to watch the interview on KATU’s

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The FLEXX Teleconference with Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman

The Reflex team recently participated in a teleconference with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman, who has been a principle investigator in multiple clinical research trials on chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis. The Reflex team recently participated in a teleconference with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman, who has been a principle investigator in multiple clinical research

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