Letter to Our Patients

D O N A L D L A K A T O S H, M D
Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

407 North Forest Park Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 Tel: 865 577.1914 Fax: 865 577.1714

August 30, 2017

Dear Patients,

To begin, I want to thank you for the trust you have given me over the years as your physician. Taking care of you has been an honor for my staff and me.

I also want to let you know of some changes in my practice. As of September 6, 2017, my office will be relocating to 407 North Forest Park Blvd, in the Bearden area of Knoxville. My telephone number (865) 577-1914 and fax number (865) 577-1714 will remain the same. My Seymour and Fort Sanders West offices will be closing as of September 1, 2017.

Additionally, beginning January 1, 2018 my medical practice will no longer be participating in any insurance plans. What does this mean to you? I am still available to provide care, but it will be on a cash rather than insurance fee schedule. I will not be filing or participating with any insurance including Medicare.

A cash only model will enable me to provide care with greater efficiency and equal or lesser expense. I will be posting a fee schedule for services on my website, www.drlakatosh.com. Many of my services are currently not covered by insurance such as Regenerative Injection therapy, i.e., prolotherapy, PRP etc. This was a factor in making this transition in that I plan to focus more on Regenerative Medicine. Impairment ratings for the Department of Labor EEOICPA program will not be affected by this change.

This type of medical practice may not be for everyone. Because of this, I am providing a list of physicians who accept insurance from which you can choose. I will continue to be the custodian of your medical records. At your request, I can send your medical records to fellow physicians assisting in your care.

If you have questions or concerns please contact my office at 865 577-1914.

Sincerely,

Donald A. Lakatosh, M.D., FAAPMR
CAQ Sports Medicine