There are so many ways to spend money on your family physician, but here’s one that’s easy to remember.
Let’s say you have two healthy, wealthy parents and one is suffering from a serious medical condition.
They have one physician to see each week, and the other doctor’s on vacation.
The cost of the doctor’s care, the amount they can expect to pay for treatment, and their total costs are the same.
If you’re willing to split the cost of each doctor, the total cost of treating the family physician is $100.
So you’ve got $100 to pay, which means that the average family doctor pays $60 per visit.
For each doctor’s visit, you’re paying $50.
For every visit you pay, you’ll pay $20.
For a total cost to the family of $70, the average doctor gets paid $30 per visit for their care.
How much does a physical therapist, or a physical therapy assistant (PTAs) actually cost?
A physical therapist and an occupational therapist both cost about $25,000, according to the American Physical Therapy Association.
That’s about $50 per hour.
The average annual salary of an occupational therapy assistant is about $30,000.
Physical therapists typically work at hospitals, and many also work as consultants.
If they’re not in a position to pay more than $10,000 per year, they’re free to work from home, though some are limited to working from home only if they have a waiver from the state.
And, of course, many PTAs work in home health clinics.
But there are many PTIs who do not work in homes and instead work in the private sector.
A survey by the National Association of Occupational Therapists found that only about 20% of PTAs were paid by employers, and about half of PTIs were paid on a per-session basis.
That means that they work for about $2,000 to $4,000 a session.
That number, though, is far less than the $50 to $60 you’ll see for your family doctor.
The other reason to pay less than $30 is that PTAs do not usually get paid based on how many visits they make per year.
A study published in the Journal of Occupations found that just 19% of physical therapists reported that they made more than five visits per year (compared with 50% of occupational therapists).
A survey of nearly 1,200 PTAs in the United Kingdom found that a whopping 93% of the PTAs surveyed said they would not recommend a doctor for a new appointment because of low or no referral fees.
How to calculate your physical therapy bill The physical therapist bill you see is often based on your annual income, the number of visits you make, and your health insurance.
It also may include a portion of the cost for additional therapy that you’ll receive during your first year.
The bill you pay will depend on many factors, including your annual household income and your medical condition, but a simple way to estimate the total bill is to divide the number you paid for the services you provided by the total number of days your physical therapists worked.
For example, if your family has two healthy parents and a single doctor, your bill could be $50 for every $20 you paid in annual income.
To get a sense of how much you’ll have to pay on average, take a look at this table: Your Physical Therapy Bill (Amount) Your Physical Therapist Bill (Total Amount) Total Physical Therapy Costs ($) Your Annual Income (in thousands) Annual Household Income ($) Annual Medical Condition (in percent) $50 $30 $20 $50 Physical Therapy Assistant Bill ($) $0 $10 $20 Total Annual Physical Therapy Bills $0.00 $0 1,000 1,500 Physical Therapist Bill ($1,000) $10 0.00 1,750 2,500 Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA) Bill ($5,000 or more) $25 $50 10,000 The total cost is based on the average rate of your annual salary.
If your salary is $30 an hour, you pay $15 per hour for physical therapists.
If it’s $50, you could pay $100 a day for physical therapy assistants.
But if you have more than one doctor, you may be able to negotiate lower rates, as you will be able get more care at less cost.
This will vary depending on your medical conditions and other factors.
If a doctor is a “low cost” for your insurance, you can negotiate a lower rate.
A family doctor is not a “high cost” because it’s not as expensive to treat your family as it is to treat an entire patient.
A doctor’s office may be more expensive, but you could negotiate a more favorable rate.
To learn more about physical therapy, check out the National Academy of Physical Therapy’s Guide to Physician Costs.